Winter Baker’s Rack – Keeping it Simple with Black and White

The holidays are over, yet spring is still a couple months away.  Deciding how to decorate in the middle of winter can be hard.

When I decorated my baker’s rack for winter, I kept it simple with black and white…

Winter Baker's Rack

Since we walk past my baker’s rack all day, I like to keep it updated for the season.

Black and white works well during the transition from winter until spring.

Preserved Boxwood from Homegoods

Adding a little bit of green helps us look forward to warmer weather!

This is a preserved boxwood from Homegoods.  It’s cute and impossible for me to kill!

Lantern from Target

Adding black accessories like these lanterns complement the metal on the baker’s rack.

Baker's Rack

Textures make it more interesting…

Between the rattan chargers and the pine cones, the textures makes up for lack of color.

Black and White Royal Doulton China

These black and white plates add some pattern to the mix.

I always look for a reason to display my Royal Doulton toile plates.  I never collected a full set since they were discontinued.  I still keep my eyes open for them online though…you never know!

Houseplant in white pot

Live greenery adds some freshness.

Of course, it helps if you can keep it alive!  Luckily, this one has been really easy!

Wrought Iron Baker's Rack side view

Although I have thought about painting this baker’s rack, I do like the way the wood and metal look together too.

Baker's Rack decorated for winter

This is how the shelves will look for the rest of the winter.

Kitchen Baker's Rack

I think we are expecting snow again tomorrow.  Looks like it’s going to be a long winter.  I better refill that wine rack!

If you don’t have a baker’s rack but are looking for more winter decorating ideas, visit the following posts for more inspiration:

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  1. Patty Rumaker
    January 20, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    I love your bakers rack. You are so right – it can be hard to decorate for winter. I go right for a Spring vibe. Winter can take it toll. I love the white and black theme. I am your newest follower on GFC. I gave up years ago on live indoor plants, so I am loving your Home Goods find!Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  2. ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
    January 20, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    Such a pretty piece! Love the pretty display too!

  3. Laurel Stephens
    January 20, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    Your baker's rack is beautiful. I love that warm wood finish and the curvy feet and sides. I'll bet it looks great with the candles lit at night, too! Warm and cozy for winter.

  4. Nancy's Notes
    January 20, 2014 / 8:14 pm

    What a great looking baker's rack! I do like the way you have things arranged on it, looks wonderful!

  5. therelishedroost
    January 20, 2014 / 9:58 pm

    I like the use of both organic chargers and the traditional.. looks nice and eclectic!

  6. Ron
    January 20, 2014 / 11:58 pm

    Your baker's rack look so good. Of course, I adore the preserved boxwood. Stay warm!

  7. Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    January 21, 2014 / 1:00 am

    Oh, you know you don't need an excuse to buy those lanterns. 🙂 You will be trimming that plant back because you can't kill it and it will take over. Send some snow this way. I would love one pretty snowfall.

  8. Monograms Mud
    January 21, 2014 / 2:25 am

    Yes a fully stocked wine rack is a must to pass the long, cold winter. Your bakers rack looks lovely as well:)

  9. Dee @ A Lapin Life
    January 21, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    I love your baker's rack and how you displayed all your treasures Shelley. I think we are going to be digging ourselves out again tomorrow for sure.

  10. Traci Hutton
    January 21, 2014 / 2:05 pm

    Looks very fresh!! You're too funny when it comes to your green thumb! Stay warm & dry, here we go again…

  11. Carol
    January 21, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    This is pretty much how I decorate for this time of year, too — kind of subdued but fresh with pops of green. I think you did a wonderful job with the baker's rack. Those plates are stunning.

  12. pam {simple details}
    January 21, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    Very pretty, Shelley ~ I always look forward to your baker's rack updates, love all the texture you included here!

  13. Lisa @ Shine Your Light
    January 21, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    How fun to have this little spot to change up on occasion! The boxwood is so pretty. My sister in law uses hers for holiday decor and jars of candy. So fun.

  14. Val
    January 22, 2014 / 5:28 pm

    I love how pretty this is. Great job decorating.

  15. [email protected] Infuse With Liz
    January 26, 2014 / 7:20 pm

    I like your baker's rack a lot! Your plates and candle holders look great together. I've just redone my living room as I fuss around the house during this long winter we're having. I have a new post coming out tomorrow regarding it. I like that your bakers rack offers enclosed storage- what a great piece!

  16. Debra Oliver
    January 21, 2018 / 1:04 am

    Hey Shelley, wow, we have the same Royal Doulton china! I found mine at Macys and TJMaxx about 15 years ago. They're so pricey now, but I love them. Best dishes I've ever had! Love your Baker's Rack in Black and Whites.

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