Winter Into Spring Decorating Ideas
Cozy and easy winter into spring decorating ideas for your home. You’ll be able to easily transition into spring by making just a few small changes.
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After the explosion of Christmas decor is put away, I’m ready for a clean slate and a fresh look around my home. Don’t get me wrong – I adore having my home filled to the brim with all things Christmas, but after enjoying it for several weeks it starts to feel like a lot of clutter once the holiday is over.
I’ve linked to the products that I can below each image.
MY FOCUS FOR KEEPING IT EASY
However – there is one huge consideration for me when it comes to decorating the house yet again though. Since I just spent the last eight weeks decorating for Christmas, I’m not really in the mood to redecorate my whole house again. LOL
To keep the winter decorating simple, I’ll only focus on a few key areas – the front door, fireplace, coffee table, dining tables and the open shelves in my breakfast room.
Whatever I do, it needs to be quick and effortless. There’s an added bonus if I can decorate so that the decor can easily transition it to spring!
VINTAGE LOOK VASE || FLUTED BOWL (link is for the 8″ size) || FROSTED PINECONES || CHAMPAGNE CANDLE
THE PROCESS – FIRST THINGS FIRST
I want to start with spaces and surfaces that are completely free of Christmas decorations. That way I’ll have a clear view of the spots that I want to add winter decor to and there won’t be anything to distract me off to the side or in the background.
The next step is to thoroughly dust, vacuum or mop all of the spaces and surfaces. There’s no point in adding more decorations if I’m just going to have to move it all to clean under it.
LET’S GET STARTED
Once everything is clean and shiny, I’m ready to get started. The first stop is to my attic where all of my winter decorations are super easy to find now that I organized it last year.
The second stop is to the closet where I keep a decor capsule that I can pull from. By decor capsule, I mean a stash of items that I can always go to that has basic items that can be reused over and over again anytime that I’m ready for a refresh.
I can’t tell you how much time and money having that stash has saved me! I even wrote a post about what type of items you should include in your own decor capsule.
LAMP || SHADE || BROWN VINTAGE LOOK VASE || BEIGE VINTAGE LOOK VASE
WINTER INTO SPRING DECORATING STRATEGY
Now the fun begins! Remember – I’m not only refreshing and decorating my home for winter. I’m doing it in a way that allows my decorations to easily transition into spring with little or no changes. Here’s a list of the items that I’ll be using:
- lots of white accessories.
- bare branches
- pinecones – bare ones and frosted ones
- artificial greenery
- throw pillows
- green dishes.
On my front door, I’m reusing the four ingredient winter wreath that I made last year. I love it because it’s an uncomplicated, no-fussy wreath that says winter simplicity to me.
I really love to make the interior of my home a reflection of what I see when I look out of my windows. I took a field trip into the woods around our house to harvest a collection of bare branches that I’ll be able to use in several spots.
My field trip also yielded a plethora of pinecones, so I added those, along with some frosted ones that I already had, to a large white pedestal bowl on my dining table. Flanking the bowl with pretty glass hurricanes reinforces the fresh, clean look that I’m craving for winter.
GLASS HURRICANES || FROSTED PINE CONES (similar)
They’re a little difficult to see in the photo because of the reflection of the chandelier in the mirror, but I love the smaller bare branches that I placed in a fat squatty vase on the sideboard! To change the look for spring, I’ll create a moss bowl in the pedestal bowl and add my favorite faux tulip stems to the gray vase.
Since we have a vaulted ceiling in our family room, a bunch of the longest branches looks great displayed in a huge white urn on my mantel. I have to be very careful with scale and proportion in this spot because anything too small looks dinky.
It will be easy to turn winter into spring in this area by simply switching out the pillow and throw, removing the logs from the basket and replacing the bare branches with greenery stems. I’ll leave the candleholders and white candles in place and add a large’ish plant to the basket.
RECLINER || LIDDED WICKER BOX (set of 3) || BLACK METAL CANDLESTICKS (set of 3)
Two textural chunky pillows give a cozy and inviting feel to the recliner on the opposite side of the fireplace.
WICKER BOXES (set of 3) || WOOD LINKS (similar)
This cozy corner beside one end of my couch, upholstered coffee table and a console table is located right across from the fireplace. I added faux greenery in several places to add life to the room. The nice thing is that it will carry right through spring. One less thing to change!
I have a thing for fat, squatty lamps – I love them! I recently found this cutey and love the way it helps to fill the space a bit. The link is below the next image. By shopping this store’s online outlet, I found it for $60 less than in-store!
There’s an art to creating vignettes, but this one took me less than five minutes to put together!
ROUND TRAY || VINTAGE LOOK VASE || FLUTED BOWL (link is for the 8″ size) || FROSTED PINECONES (similar) || CHAMPAGNE CANDLE
I also decorated the open shelves in our breakfast area, which is located at one end of the kitchen. This is one spot where I don’t think I’ll have to change a thing for spring!
I filled the shelves with lots of elements to reflect the outdoors. White represents snow and wood and natural colored elements represent the bare trees. The green dishes and accessories represent all of the evergreens in the woods.
BAMBOO-LOOK FLATWARE || LAMP || SHADE || BROWN VINTAGE LOOK VASE || BEIGE VINTAGE LOOK VASE
Now it’s your turn – what do you do around your home after Christmas?
Your winter decor looks lovely with a calm feeling that we all need after the holidays. The only thing I do differently is that I leave out a few branches of faux evergreens mixed in with the pinecones and a small Evergreen and pinecone wreath above an end table. A tradition we have is to wait till Feb 1st to get rid of all greens inside and out and thoroughly clean the house of all winter. Ground hog day is celebrated with the purchase of a big bouquet of fresh flowers.
What do you use to keep your platters standing up on the shelves?
Good question! I use plate stands. The ones in this link are my favorite if I don’t want to raise the plate up: https://rstyle.me/+xx_EmsbQl6UdS3soHU9J2g . This link will also take you to a page with a lot of different options: https://rstyle.me/+COVY9wRiL0RuzM28qzsYyw .
Looking at at the rooms you have “winter spruced” , I am reminded how much I like your wing chairs. Can you give me a hint on where to look for some like them?
They are actually recliners and came from Haverty’s. I would give you the exact link to them, but their site seems to be down right now. I think they are called the Emma recliner.
Can you tell me the source for the plaid pillow on the recliner? Are the stripes black or navy? Love your style!
Hi Nancy. I found the pillow that you’re asking about at At Home about 3 years ago.
Thanks for your reply.
would you be so kind as to share the color of the blue painted side table.
I am in love with the color.
Thank you! The table is painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Napoleonic Blue.
Thanks for all the inspiration! I love your wood console table. It is exactly what I have been searching for. Would you mind telling me where you found it. Thanks so much.
I found it at a local furniture closeout store a few years ago. It was a yellow’y pine color, so I stripped the varnish off of it and it left it this lighter color. I couldn’t bring myself to stain it any darker. 🙂
Found your blog on Pinterest today, love the small blue cabinet next to the wing chair. Can you tell me where to find one like it?
Hi June. The cabinet is actually one that I already had and painted with Annie Sloan chalk paint in Napoleonic Blue. 😀