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!
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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 ways to transition from Christmas to winter decor.
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…
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 winter foyer table.
Since January decorating can feel a little dull, I added some greenery to give a little life to the neutral colors.
My mom bought me this pretty table runner for Christmas and I think it makes a perfect base for the winter accessories.
Decorating with Black and White For After Christmas/Winter:
Since I was using black and white in the foyer, it made sense to continue those colors in the family room for winter. After all, 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. With the houses being so subtle, I think it’s fine to use them for Christmas decorating and also for decorating during the winter months.
Candles Make Any Space Cozy – after Christmas and Beyond:
Whether you use real candles or battery operated ones, think about adding some to areas where people gather. In the winter months, 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 Help Transition for Christmas to Winter Decor:
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. Hopefully, we’ll have a snowy winter to make this seating area even cozier. (Just weeks ago, the Christmas tree was in this spot.)
Once again, I left out one of my little ceramic houses. If you love these little white houses as much as I do, be sure to check out my blog post – White Ceramic Christmas Houses (Why We Love Them).
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. After all, you can’t go wrong with pine cones, greenery, or black and white during the winter. 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. Even though I love the coziness of the winter months, I don’t enjoy how early the sun sets!
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? Actually, a hot chocolate sounds nice right about now, doesn’t it?
Whether you’re sipping hot chocolate by the fire or just enjoying the glow of a simple candle, I hope you are feeling warm and cozy in your home this winter!
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:
- Glass Monogrammed Apothecary Jar – these are the exact glass canisters I own.
- 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.
- Clove Scented Candle
**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 after Christmas – 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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