When the Christmas season ends, I am one of the first to want to take their Christmas decor away. Its probably because, as a blogger I have it up by the first of November, so by the end of December, I am ready to clean house. I do like to try to keep a small amount of decor out to keep that winter theme though. Sometimes I keep some greenery up and sometimes I leave some of the miniature Christmas trees up, but this year I wanted to put just about everything away. So today I want to share some of my effortless winter decor ideas.
These are things you can do that will make your home feel cozy all through the rest of the winter season without having any of that Christmas feel.
I am sharing this post along with some of my favorite bloggers that are also sharing winter decor ideas. Make sure to check out their ideas at the bottom of this post.
There are a few key elements I consider when decorating for any season and these rules can apply to any time of year.
Effortless Winter Decor Ideas:
Cozy color schemes: The first thing that I like to consider is what colors I am using in my home. During the winter I like to use warm, muted colors, and even deep colors such as dark muted greens and browns. Now, I don’t start anew when Christmas is over. I try to use these colors in my Christmas decor so that I can easily take out the Christmas decor and have the remainder as the winter decor. I use these colors in my pillows, blankets and other decor items.
Textures: This is key to creating a warm and cozy space for the winter. I love layering textures such as woven baskets, soft cozy throws, leather accents and more. by layering textures you add a much needed touch of coziness to a space. A great way to add texture is through pillows or pillow covers. I love adding velvet pillow covers, as well as boho inspired woven pillow covers. In addition to pillow covers you can layer blankets and throws.
Blankets and throws: Speaking of blankets and throws, this is by far my favorite winter accessory. No matter where I am in my home I expect there to be a cozy throw blanket to snuggle under. I keep a couple in baskets and drape a couple on the couches for interest and a touch of coziness.
Greenery: Something that I like to do is to keep some of my greenery for the winter months. This year we got rid of all of our Christmas trees and even the garland. I decided to keep the dried greenery on my fireplace mantel. I love the different textures in the greenery. This helps brighten a space during those dark winter months.
Wall Art: Another way to keep that winter feel is to add or keep wall art that gives you that feeling. I created this forest painting and it stayed up all through Christmas, but it also is perfect for the winter months because it is not an obvious Christmas piece. This is how I like to decorate my home for the holidays. I like to take a less obvious approach which makes it much easier to transition into.
Whatever you choose to decorate your home for winter, you cant go wrong. I think it is important to decorate with things you love. You are the one that has to live there, make sure that you enjoy it.
Now make sure to check out all these great winter decor ideas below!
Easy DIY Pom Pom Garland // Happy Happy Nester
Gold Ruffled Rimmed Bowl DIY // Craftberry Bush
Winter Decorating Ideas to Warm up Your Home // Maison de Cinq
Inspiring Winter Decor Ideas for Your Home // Just Destiny
Winter Farmhouse Living Room Decor // My 100 Year Old Home
3 Simple Winter Decor Vignettes You Can Make This Season // Robyn’s French Nest
How to Make Your Home Cozy for Winter // Pasha Is Home
Winter Decor Ideas // My Sweet Savannah
How To Decorate Your Home In January // Modern Glam
Cozy Winter Decorating Ideas // Tatertots & Jello
Effortless Winter Decor Ideas // Twelve On Main
Cozy Traditional Winter Decorating Ideas // The Happy Housie
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