How To Transition Your Home From Christmas To Winter Decor

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NOW THAT YOUR CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS ARE DOWN, YOUR HOME MAY BE FEELING A LITTLE LIFELESS.  HERE’S HOW TO ADD LIFE AND COZY IT UP FOR THE WINTER MONTHS.

living room winter decor

As much as I love my festive Christmas decor, I must admit that it starts to feel a little too fussy over time and I start to tire of being surrounded by so much stuff.  It never fails that by the time the holidays are over, I’m more than ready to get things back to normal!

I’m ready to simplify my home for the winter, but the challenge is to keep the cozy factor once all of the Christmas decor has come down.  I’m sharing 5 ways to do just that!

REMOVE THE RED AND THE GLITTER

Nothing says Christmas more than red and glitter, so unless you normally decorate with these two items, remove all of it now.  Taking this one step will immediately transform your space!

white brick fireplace with winter decor

GREENERY IS YOUR FRIEND IN THE WINTER

This is an easy tip, that I imagine you’ve heard a lot, but it’s worth repeating!  Whether real or faux, any type of greenery adds life to a room, which is much needed during these long winter months.

woven tray with white vase filled with evergreens

I always keep a few of my more wintery faux green stems out to display for the next few weeks.  My live plants, that we relegated to a different room over the holidays, are brought back out too.

living room winter decor

white vase filled with faux pine branches

SIMPLIFY AND ALLOW YOUR SPACES TO BREATHE

I think that most of us have a tendency to go just a little overboard when decorating for Christmas.  And why not?  It’s SO fun!

Once the holidays are over though, I find it to be a big visual relief to de-clutter and simplify how much decor I use.

coffee table arrangement

THE SECRET TO COZINESS IS TEXTURE

Texture is always a must-have to help keep your spaces from falling flat, but especially this time of year!

Think chunky blankets, furry pillows, woven baskets, pinecones, leafless twigs, greenery, grapevine wreaths and so on.

living room winter decor

grapevine wreath with pine branches and black and white bow

LIGHTEN UP!

We don’t get much snow where I live, but even so, many of our days have gray skies this time of year.

Those gray skies, combined with leafless trees outdoors, can push me right into a dreary attitude if I’m not careful!

front porch with winter decor

To combat the dreariness on the exterior, I love to use lots of white accessories and candles on the interior.  Even a few strands of white Christmas lights are okay to use, as long as they are kept to a minimum.

open shelves decorated with white accessories

open shelves decorated for winter with white accessories

Here’s to staying cozy, my friends.  Spring will be here soon!

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    1. Kathy Menold says:

      Like you have stated it has always struck me how ready I am to put away all my holiday decor in the beginning of Jan. I love my uncluttered yet still cozy feeling in my home. Lots of white , candles,books, neutral throws and pillows make me happy this month. Enjoy the quiet and time of rest.

      1. Exactly! Sometimes it can be hard for me to strike that perfect balance between cozy and simple. 😀

    2. Hope you found them helpful!

  1. I agree, white and uncluttered is definitely a good winter look. I love that black and white striped ribbon on your door wreath. Can you share where you found it?

    1. It came from Hobby Lobby. It’s on sale this week!

  2. I love your winter decor!! It all looks so fresh and beautiful! I love the blues and greens. Would you share where you got the awesome wood candle sticks on your mantle?

  3. Great tips Suzy. I love keeping some of the greenery from Christmas up so it doesn’t feel so bare.

    1. Me too! Greenery helps sooo much!

  4. I find that I still have a lot of red out since I add Valentine accents to my post-Christmas winter decor, I also keep out any snowy pictures as long as they are not Christmas related as well as a few snowmen. We have 12 grandchildren and they love coming to our house when it’s all decorated for all the seasons and holidays. It will only be out through Feb. 14th though at which time I transition more to birds and spring plants and such. By Mid-February I’m usually so over the Winter decor that I’m more than ready to put it all away. I love your post Christmas decor and if it wasn’t for the Grands I would definitely do the same and would not feel the need to decorate for Valentine’s day!

    1. Hi Brenda. That’s a great strategy! How fun that you have so many grandchildren! I totally agree with being over winter by mid-February. 😀

  5. Hello,I love your curtains although in blue. Can you tell me where you got them?

    1. Thank you! They came from HomeGoods. 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Loved everything, and i’m going to use some of your ideas. Could you please tell me where you got the small lamp that is in the kitchen. I have been on a quest to find one just like that. Thank you

    1. Thank you so much! I found that little lamp at Target. 🙂