The holidays are over and it’s time to pack away all the glittery décor into their red and white plastic containers and let them camp out in the attic.
Taking down the Christmas decorations wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t leave our homes looking as plain as a gingerbread house straight out of the cardboard box!
At least that what it can feel like.
My attempt at redecorating after Christmas is to think “winter.” I ask myself what we see outside in the wintertime and try to incorporate those elements into my home. I’ve taken pictures around the living spaces of my house to give you some ideas as to how I did that. Maybe it will inspire you might do the same.
Here we go!
Add layers onto your furniture just as you would your body. It’s gives the look of warmth and coziness. Quilts and throws on chairs and the sofa and also tucked into baskets are ready for folks to pull around them on those frigid days. Runners, place-mats, and tablecloths are other layers on the furniture that add warmth to a winter home.
Add lots of low lights – candles, hospitality lamps, plug-in’s, and battery-operated strands are all great for adding the warmth that light adds. I put a string of battery-operated star lights inside this basket, just for the soft glow it adds!
If you have chalkboard signs, design one that’s appropriate for the season.
A hot chocolate bar all set and ready for use is a welcomed sight on a cold winter afternoon or evening!
I love these little wooden coffee spoons I found at Hobby Lobby. I think they’re perfect for stirring a cup of hot chocolate!
Here’s another chalkboard design for anytime of the year. Oh, we need the Lord, don’t we?!
Add fresh greenery from your grocery store floral department. It can make things feel more alive!
A heart dish holding pine cones will welcome in Valentine’s Day!
There are lots of other elements you could add like,
- Ice skates
- Long barren tree branches
- Mittens and scarves
Don’t let your house be cold and uninviting during these winter months! There are lots of ways to cozy it up while we wait for the tulips to start popping through the frozen earth!
Do you make a conscientious effort to transition from Christmas to winter décor? How so?