Happy New Year, my friends! I am so happy that this past year is OVER. I so enjoy this “new start” and embrace it fully. Today, I am sharing my tips to transition your decor from Christmas to winter to help get you ready for this new season.
Once all of our Christmas decorations come down, the house has a “naked” feel that I positively enjoy. It really gets me in the mood to clean out everything and it usually takes me several weeks (in case you are wondering what I have been doing for the last two weeks…now you know!).
Even though the “naked” looks feels good, I still want to decorate for winter in a way that doesn’t feel “Christmassy”. There are lots of simple ways to accomplish this.
Tips to Transition your Decor from Christmas to Winter
- Remove all of your colored Christmas decor.
- Start with a clean slate (purge and declutter).
- Add in winter evergreens (faux or real).
- Create a winter-themed centerpiece.
- Use winter whites and woody tones in your decor.
- Feature soft, cozy, textured accessories.
- Bring in plants (faux or real) to soften the look.
- Add candles, candles, and more candles!
Now, for details and ideas for these tips, I will give you more inspirations.
My Tips to Transition your Decor from Christmas to Winter
Remove all of your colored Christmas decor. When I take mine down, I typically store them away by color so it is easier to put my trees together the following season.
Start with a clean slate (purge and declutter). Once I take down all of our Christmas decorations, I will also remove most of our accessories off of all our flat surfaces and start over for a fresh start.
Add in winter evergreens (faux or real). We are so fortunate to have so many native evergreens in our yard. I love forging my yard and bringing cuttings from them indoors. The texture and aromas are so divine and wintery! Here are a few ways I have used them this season.
This is on a mantel in our sunroom (that will soon be my new laundry room!). I walk past this many times a day to go to our garages and it smells divine!
I simply filled the vase randomly with the cuttings from yard as full as I could. It will flourish here with enough water.
I put this little guy together for one of our breakfast room tables. So simple!
Create a winter-themed centerpiece. I created this centerpiece for our kitchen island this year knowing I could continue to use it after Christmas in our decorations for winter.
NOTICE…no ornaments…just winter-themed fillers.
Use winter whites and woodsy tones in your decor. This would include books, pillows, throws, and accessories.
This is a tiny little arrangement I also made for our sunroom. Winter whites, faux winter greens, etc. The pieces I used here actually came off of two of my Christmas trees!
Feature soft, cozy, textured accessories. This includes pillows, throws, faux furs, etc.
Bring in plants (faux or real) to soften the look. Since so many of our trees are bare, I love bringing in live or faux plants in the winter to add the softness that plants bring to a space.
For our dining room, I relocated this preserved moss planter to our buffets. I love how it softens the hard surfaces and contrasting tones.
To see this dining room sideboard hack, stop by this post to see all of the details. One last tip for transitioning your decor from Christmas to winter…
Add candles, candles, and more candles! Is there really anything more cozy than candlelight?! I use a combination of real scented candles, votive holders, and LED flicker candles throughout our home.
Here are a few shots of my new, festive Modern Glam table setting for the New Year. It was important to me to make it feel “celebratory” in nature to celebrate the fact that 2020 is finally over! 😉
I am so glad you stopped by to read my Tips for Transitioning your decor from Christmas to Winter! I have taken the last two weeks off to recover from the holiday season, to embark on MANY home organization projects, and to spend time with my kiddos before they went back to school. It is nice to be back in the swing of things! I look forward to sharing more new projects with you soon!
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