Now that Christmas is past, your house may be feeling a tad empty and bare. Let me give you six simple ways to add back in some cozy, winter decor!
So the winter holidays are over and all the Christmas decorations have been tucked away in storage for another year. It’s a great feeling to have your home super clean and orderly once again.
But let’s be honest, the winter months can be a bleak time of year. The trees are bare, (unless you can get lots of snow!) the temperatures are cold, and the sky can often be various colors of gray. The winter season can often be dark and dreary.
But with a couple of quick changes, we can create a cozy home that invites us to relax and instead of dreading — enjoy these last few months of winter!
So I have a few tips and tricks to easily give your home a cozy, winter decor look with only a few accessory swaps!
Cozy Winter Decor Ideas
Here are six easy ideas you can implement today to completely make your home feel more like winter without the Christmas trees and holiday decorations!
Your evergreen branches are still fair game after Christmas, so don’t put those away just yet! Use them to create a pretty centerpiece for a dining room table or even for the kitchen island (like pictured above).
Some goes for pine cones and those small evergreen sprigs. They’re great for filling a bowl and placing on the coffee table, side tables or entryway.
Swap The Art
The winter is a great time to replace your art with more winter wonderland images. Giant evergreen trees covered in a beautiful layer of snow is one of the best highlights of winter (in my opinion!) So bring that beauty inside, create a feature wall and enjoy it everyday!
Shop My Favorite Winter Art
When the cold weather arrives, it’s time to pull out all the coziest of cozy winter throws! I have throws on every couch in the house during the winter months. They generally never ever leave the couch to be put away because someone is always using them – either me, the boys or the dogs!
My favorite types of throws for the winter are cable knits and sherpa. If you love faux fur, that’s another popular cozy option. My youngest has actually claimed one of the houses favorite sherpa/velvet blankets as ‘his’. And he sleeps with it every night – even in the summer months.
There’s just something about cozying up in a soft blanket that makes winter so much more enjoyable!
Velvet Throw Pillows
Another great winter decor item to pull out is all your velvet pillow covers. I actually bring mine out in the fall and they usually stay out until spring. I love their softness and cozy feel they give our seating areas.
And they make a great place to lay your head for a Saturday afternoon nap as well. 🙂
Shop My Favorite Throws & Velvet Pillows
Keep your home and toes cozy and warm with a few more rugs. The floors can get awful cold in the winter months so adding a few rugs throughout your home is a great winter decorating idea!
Our kitchen floors are so cold in the winter. So adding a rug in this area of our home is such an easy way to make our kitchen feel more cozy and creates a fantastic focal point as well!
If you have thicker, more wool like rugs – even better.
No decorating list is ever complete without talking about fresh flowers, even in winter. I love an arrangement of flowers full of winter whites – basically I’m taking a hint from winter itself! The bright white blooms combined with the different textures of the green eucalyptus helps to distract from the grey gloom right outside the window.
When all else fails, I have been known to use faux flowers, too. I feel, faux flowers are way better than no flowers. So no shame in faking those gorgeous blooms!
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So while the weather outside may be gray and gloomy, your winter home decor can be beautiful! Just look to nature as your inspiration and then you’ll be able to easily create a cozy version of it in your own home. And remember, those winter blues won’t last forever – spring is only a couple of months away!