Winter White Decorating Ideas to Start the New Year

Do you struggle with your decor once you pack away all the holiday accessories?  Even though I feel inspired by a fresh, clean slate in January, I still like to add a few wintery touches around my home.  This year (like previous years), I stuck with whites and neutrals.  So, if you are looking for some inspiration, here are some of my winter white decorating ideas to start the new year!

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Winter White Decorating Ideas:

White farmhouse style chairs with winter white centerpiece on table

Simple White Centerpiece for the Table:

Most of us have at least a few white accessories in our decorating stash.  Since I like to keep my kitchen table decorated each season, I just filled one of my white pitchers with some leftover faux greenery from Christmas.  

White candles and white pitcher with greenery

similar white pitchersimilar candleholdersimilar table runner

Then I added two white candles and a burlap runner and I was done.  Super easy and I can leave it this way for months.

White pitcher and candles on burlap table runner

 

Mix Woods and Seagrass Baskets with the Winter Whites:

On my console table, I also kept out a few neutral Christmas items.  (Gee, it sounds like I didn’t put anything away, doesn’t it?!)  Since the wood trees and galvanized houses are pretty neutral, I thought they worked with my January decorating.  Of course, you can’t go wrong with seagrass baskets in any season…

winter whites and neutral accessories on wood console table

seagrass baskets

For a subtle January refresh, I swapped out my red Christmas cookbooks for a stack of white ones.  Then I rearranged my cloth napkin supply so the red and black ones were on top.  Basically, I just traded any red accessories for winter whites and neutrals.  Yes, another free and easy change.

Clear Out and Clean Up:

Ok, so now you can see that I actually did remove most of my Christmas decor from the kitchen.  At first, I was a little sad taking down all the mini wreaths and ornaments but there’s nothing like a clean kitchen!  If you want to see the contrast, see how I decorated my kitchen for Christmas.

White kitchen with wood table decorated for winter

I guess it also doesn’t hurt that the sun is shining today.  Don’t you just love the morning sun this time of year?

Add Some Soft Wintery Accessories:

Of course, I had to make the switch from red kitchen towels to some wintery white ones.  Also, I brought in a new rug by the sink.  Even thought the indoor-outdoor rug I previously had was probably more practical, this one is so soft and cushy.  Plus, it’s a smaller version of my family room rug!

White kitchen with rug by stove

area rug (mine is 2’5″ x 4′)

Add a Few Simple Black and White Vignettes:

As always, I updated my island vignette and my vignette in the corner.  Lanterns, pine cones and winter white accessories again…

Kitchen window in white kitchen decorated for winter

And I kept my stove mantel clean and uncluttered with a couple white accessories.

White kitchen decorated for winter

Hopefully, I inspired you with some simple decorating ideas using neutrals and winter whites.  

For more winter decorating ideas, check out my Winter Decorating Inspiration with Pine Cones and Candles.  And for even more ideas to cozy up your home during January, read how to Transition from Christmas to Winter Decor.

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14 Comments

  1. January 7, 2021 / 12:39 pm

    It’s lovely, Shelley! Elegant, simple and warm. A perfect mix!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      January 9, 2021 / 9:20 am

      Thanks so much, Jeanie! White definitely feels right for January! Happy New year!

  2. Diane
    January 7, 2021 / 5:01 pm

    Love these ideas for a clean and classy vibe! We might get snow in Waco Sunday—fingercrossed!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      January 9, 2021 / 9:22 am

      Thank you, Diane! Wow – snow in Waco! That would be so exciting for you! Enjoy!

  3. January 9, 2021 / 5:12 pm

    Everything looks so pretty, Shelley! I’m still decorating for winter, my goal is to finish on Monday.

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      January 9, 2021 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks so much, Paula! I’m still moving things around like I always do…Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Denise/My Home of All Seasons
    January 12, 2021 / 7:00 pm

    Gorgeous Shelley! It all looks so warm! Love the seagrass baskets too! I’ll be pinning all night!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      January 12, 2021 / 7:32 pm

      Thank you so much, Denise! Enjoy your week!

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      January 13, 2021 / 8:31 pm

      Thanks so much, Bev! That makes my day!

  5. January 14, 2021 / 6:04 pm

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      January 14, 2021 / 6:37 pm

      Thanks Marilyn!

  6. mhhwarmcozy
    January 14, 2021 / 6:57 pm

    The perfect color for winter
    Pinned!
    RR

    • calypsointhecountry
      Author
      January 14, 2021 / 9:17 pm

      Thanks Rachelle! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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