Does your home feel bare after you’ve packed away the holiday decor?
If you’re like most people, you find it challenging to transition from Christmas to winter decor. After all, January is a little early to pull out all the spring items. Although I’ll admit, I can’t wait for those longer days and warmer spring weather. Whether we like it or not, winter is sticking around for awhile, so why not embrace the season!
Today, I’m joining 23 creative bloggers for a “Cozy Winter Home Tour” . For my stop on the tour, I hope to inspire you with some January decorating ideas.
Before we get started, I want to thank Amber from Follow the Yellow Brick Home for hosting this first blog tour of the new year! If you don’t already follow Amber, be sure to visit her blog (1st stop on the blog hop) to see how she decorates her lovely home using vintage treasures and seasonal decor.
*If you are just arriving from County Road 407, …Welcome! Didn’t you just love how Cindy decorated her lantern for winter? Her blog is always so inspiring!
At the end of this post, you will find a list of all the participants in the blog hop. Visit as many as you can for cozy winter home ideas! Let’s get started…
*Please also note that this post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking my links below, I will receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you).
Simple Ways to Transition from Christmas to Winter Decor:
Pine Cones and Greenery:
One way to decorate for winter without looking too Christmas-y is to display some pine cones with a bit of greenery. By now, you’ve probably put away most of your colorful Christmas decor but just remember that greenery can work any time of year. While I was packing away the faux greens from my kitchen chandelier, I decided to leave out some pieces to use on my foyer table.
The greenery gives a little life to the neutral colors I used in here.
My mom bought me this pretty table runner for Christmas and I think it makes a pretty base for the winter accessories.
Decorating with Black and White For Winter:
Since I was using black and white in the foyer, it made sense to continue those colors in the family room. You can’t go wrong with black and white photos in simple black frames. As you can see, I added a couple pine cones to my mantel too. Instead of packing away my white ceramic houses after Christmas, I kept them out and scattered a few around with my winter decor. Since the houses are so subtle, I think it’s fine to use them for Christmas decorating and also for the winter months.
Candles Make Any Space Cozy:
Whether you use real candles or battery operated ones, think about adding some to areas where people gather. In the winter, we hang out in our game room a lot more so it’s nice to add some cozy winter touches.
And a chess board doesn’t hurt either…Anything to keep those kids off their screens!
Neutrals and Textures:
In our living room, I removed the dark red pillows and replaced them with black and white buffalo checked pillows and a very plush winter white throw blanket. Ever since we inherited the baby grand piano, I’ve felt the room needed a little more black anyway.
With views of the front yard, this ends up being a cozy place to sit. Just weeks ago, the Christmas tree was in this spot.
Once again, I left out one of my little ceramic houses.
Continue the Winter Colors in the Kitchen:
Instead of trying to come up with new ideas for every room, I just continued with the same type of items in the kitchen…pine cones, greenery, black and white… Since it was getting dark, I used the same photo from last year’s winter decorating post but the stove looks exactly the same this year.
As you can see, I ended up turning on the light for the rest of the photos. Basically, I just added more black and white in here…
Luckily, I own a set of china that ties right in with my winter color scheme! Tea anyone?
Thanks for stopping by to see how I decorate my home after Christmas!
Hopefully, I inspired you with simple ideas to transition from Christmas to winter decor in your home!
January Decorating Sources:
I have provided sources below for your convenience. Please note that this post contains some affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking my links (at no additional cost to you).
- Glass Monogrammed Apothecary Jar – Pottery Barn
- Faux Greenery – Homegoods
- China – (Royal Doulton-Provence Noir – discontinued) although a simple black and white china would be pretty too.
- Black and White Buffalo Check pillows – these black and white pillow covers are the exact ones I have and they come in several colors and sizes.
**Next, be sure to visit Celebrate and Decorate. You’re going to love Chloe’s cozy winter tablescape!
Also, please remember to visit each of participants on the tour for tons of winter decorating inspiration!
Follow The Yellow Brick Home / A Stroll Thru Life / Common Ground / Our Southern Home / County Road 407 / Calypso in the Country / Celebrate and Decorate / Virginia Sweet Pea / My Thrift Store Addiction / The Crowned Goat / First Day of Home / White Arrows Home / Bluesky at Home/ Thistle Key Lane / The Tattered Pew / Belle Bleu Interiors / Le Cultivateur / Cloches and Lavender / Lora Bloomquist / Debbee’s Buzz / Decorate and More with Tip / Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson / Welch House 1900 / Let’s Add Sprinkles
How do you transition from Christmas to winter decor?
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