Winter Decorating Inspiration with Pine Cones and Candles

After the holidays, finding winter decorating inspiration can be difficult.  If you’re like me, you enjoy that blank-slate period at the beginning of the year but also have a need to accessorize just a little.

This week, I decided to embrace the winter season and add some seasonal items to my kitchen.

If you are looking for some simple winter decorating inspiration for your home, maybe these ideas will help you…

Pine cones and candles on wood tray - winter decorating inspiration

Add seasonal items to a tray…

Using trays to group items is an easy way to create a winter vignette.  Most people have plenty of pine cones and candles, so I say – bring them out and display them!

White kitchen with brown cherry island

Decorate for winter with whites and neutral colors…

Take a break from all the vibrant Christmas colors and use calm colors for winter.  As always, a touch of greenery looks pretty.

White mantel over kitchen stove

Add some wood and textures to your winter decor…

Warm woods definitely keep things feeling cozy in the winter months.  Once again, you can’t go wrong with a pine cone or two.

Coffee station tray decorated for winter

Touches of black work well in the winter…or any season…

And a bottle of wine or two doesn’t hurt either!

Glass tray with wine bottles and glasses

After a long day, it’s nice to sit by the fire with glass of wine…definitely one of the pleasures of winter!

Cherry island in white kitchen

Continue the winter decorating with a table setting to match…

Winter place setting with pine cones - winter decorating inspiration

Keep things simple.

Once again, a pine cone on a table setting adds an easy winter touch.

Winter place setting with black and white

Add some coziness…

I used a fluffy winter scarf in my centerpiece…and once again pine cones and candles.

Candle centerpiece on sweater

Basically, anything that makes your home feel warm and cozy will work with winter decorating!

Black and white winter table

Add some comfort…

Then you can cozy up your chairs with some throw pillows.  Will I ever get tired of buffalo checks?  I don’t think so…

Black and white buffalo check pillow on white chair

Now, if only the sun would continue to shine for a few consecutive days!  Is it just me or have we had the strangest winter weather this year?  From crazy storms to cold to mild…no wonder it’s hard to decorate (and dress) for winter!

White Kitchen with brown table and white chairs - decorated for winter

Hopefully, I provided you with some helpful winter decorating ideas you can use in your home!

If you are still looking for more winter decorating inspiration, here are some ideas:

Stay warm!

Pine Cones on Window Sill - winter decorating inspiration

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  1. January 23, 2019 / 12:07 pm

    Everything is really lovely but I especially love the pine cones in the cake safe! I’ll remember some of these ideas for the cottage this summer. Pine cones can be always!

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 23, 2019 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks so much! And yes, I agree that pine cones look great all year!

  2. January 23, 2019 / 12:43 pm

    Your home looks beautiful, Shelley. I have pinecones scattered around the house as well. Enjoy your week.

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 23, 2019 / 1:12 pm

      Thank you! It definitely feels refreshing to have all that Christmas stuff packed away! Enjoy your week!

  3. Ron Carrier
    January 23, 2019 / 1:19 pm

    Definitely look like winter! Pinecones make a great display at this time of year.

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 23, 2019 / 1:25 pm

      Thanks, Ron. It definitely feels like winter too…

  4. January 23, 2019 / 1:44 pm

    Beautiful winter displays! I just love the rustic look of the trays.

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 23, 2019 / 1:56 pm

      Thanks Tanya! I think I bought them on the same day. World Market has had some great things recently!

  5. January 23, 2019 / 4:01 pm

    Beautiful, Shelley! You can’t go wrong with pine cones and candles for winter decor.

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 23, 2019 / 4:05 pm

      Thanks Paula! I have so many of them so it makes winter decorating so easy. Thanks for swinging by to comment!

  6. January 23, 2019 / 4:59 pm

    So beautiful! I really love your decor posts!

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 23, 2019 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks Kay! What a nice thing to say!

  7. January 25, 2019 / 9:45 am

    Beautiful home ready to enjoy some winter dinners meals. Have a great weekend, Kippi #kippiathome

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 25, 2019 / 9:53 am

      Thanks so much! Enjoy your weekend too!

  8. Diane
    January 25, 2019 / 8:24 pm

    How clever of you to use a winter scarf as part of your tablescape! Living in Waco it reminds of a “ thinking outside the box “ style Joanna Gaines would use. If you have never been to the Silos you would enjoy their displays, and I would say you are equally talented!

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 25, 2019 / 9:46 pm

      Thank you, Diane. What a sweet thing to say! No, I have never been to Waco but would love to go some day! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

  9. amberlyonferguson2017
    January 27, 2019 / 11:20 am

    You kitchen absolutely stunning! I love your winter touches!

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 27, 2019 / 11:31 am

      Thanks so much, Amber! It’s sometimes hard to come up with decor this time of year but simple always works! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. January 29, 2019 / 10:46 am

    I love decorating my house with pine cones:-) They are so universal:-)))

    • calypsointhecountry
      January 29, 2019 / 11:08 am

      Yes, they work with almost anything!

  11. February 1, 2019 / 6:03 am

    So beautiful! I feel like I totally needed these decorating ideas because my house looks so bare now that Christmas is over. Have a Good weekend!


    • calypsointhecountry
      February 1, 2019 / 8:21 am

      Thank you so much, Patty! I always find this time of year difficult to decorate…glad I could help! Enjoy your weekend!

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