The holiday season is one of joy and celebration. Decorating the home is often part of many family’s traditions. And once the holiday season has come and gone, there is plenty of décors that can be used as winter décor. Winter home décor can make your home feel warm and cozy and make you smile.
Whether you are a bright, bold color type of decorator or someone who likes more neutrals or muted colors, these tips for decorating your home for winter and the holiday season will work perfectly.
Add Color, Warmth, and Texture.
I personally love decorating with mostly neutral décor. But I like to add in small pops of color here and there. You can visit my blog to see how I decorated my own home this year for the holidays using neutral décor.
I love adding different kinds of texture to my décor. I am all for finding unique wood pieces such as little Christmas trees, reindeer, signs, or old wood boxes to put mini faux pine trees in. I often search for thrift stores and antique stores to find a lot of these items, but you can absolutely find great pieces at regular retail stores as well.
The warmth of the wood really helps add that coziness as well as some color to your space. Some other materials I like to use to add texture include metal, ceramic, glass, and greenery.
Extend Your Winter Décor Past The Holidays.
Many of these items can easily be kept out after the holiday season is over. I always keep up my garlands, mini pine trees, and faux stems I have out. Basically, if it screams Christmas or actually says something about Christmas, I put it away. But everything else can absolutely be considered winter home décor.
Some other great pieces that can be used for both holiday and winter décor include little ceramic houses, snowflakes, snow globes, snowmen, signs about winter or cold weather, candles, skis or sleds, and cozy pillows and throw blankets.
If you check out my Christmas décor from last year, you will see this really cute pair of mini wooden skis and this amazing wood sled I thrifted and painted, which are perfect examples of items that can be both winter and holiday décor.
Mix In Year Round Home Decor.
When I take down my holiday décor and am left with some empty holes to fill, I go to my more generic, year round type of décor. These are items I use in addition to whatever seasonal décor I am currently decorating with.
This can include things like old books; I will stack a few books to use as a stand for smaller items that will give them more height. Or even something like a thin vase with a single flower stem is very pretty on top of books.
Vases as well. I love using old bottle vases. Sometimes I even leave one empty and just use it for decoration on its own. I switch out the flowers or greenery depending on the season. For winter, I often stick with pine or spruce, white berries, or birch tree branches.
Candles and candle holders are always great to decorate with. I like to find ones that come in appealing jars. Ceramic and metal are my favorites. Sometimes I don’t even light them; I just like the look of the jar! I also like to use wood and metal candle holders on their own to decorate with. It adds some more height and texture to whatever I am decorating.
Wood trays are great for setting up a little vignette. They can go on a coffee table, the ledge of your fireplace, an entryway table, or a sideboard. So many options to use trays. For winter décor, you could try using some fluff or fake snow and add some faux pine trees and a ceramic house or maybe 2 if you have a larger tray. That would be such a cute little display.
Generic signs such as something to do with family or being happy, things like that, are great additions to winter décor. I really like the look of stacking a wood-framed sign over a mirror or an old window. Have it off to the side as opposed to the right in front of whatever it is you are stacking, but slightly overlap the 2. I think it would be cute if you did a large wood framed sign or print of a single large snowflake layered with another sign. Maybe something about winter activities or that describes a cold winter day.
Something else I often use is a glass cloche on top of an old-looking paddle cutting board. For the holidays, I like to put these two large vintage bells I thrifted, and to switch those out for winter décor; I would do something like some small wire brush pine trees covered in snow. I also think a little wooden snowman would be a cute addition.
Don’t Forget About The Textiles.
As far as textiles go, I like to have some nice cozy pillows and blankets around for the winter. Who doesn’t?! I use a variety of knitted pillows mixed with stripes and solid, textured pillows. Pillows with a large snowflake would be really cute for winter décor as well.
For the holidays, try adding small pops of color like a red striped pillow and one that has “ho, ho, ho” written in red cursive. Any knit blanket is perfect for winter, as well as those super soft, fluffy kinds of blankets.
These are my favorite ways to decorate for the holidays and for winter in general. Take these tips and apply them to your own home to have your very own winter wonderland all season long.