Welcome to the new year! Now what! Christmas is gone but now its just cold and dreary. The focus at the beginning of the year is usually personal in nature…goals for the new year. Better eating habits, better exercise habits, purging, and organizing, etc move to the forefront. But the house looks so bare when all those beautiful Christmas decorations come down. What’s a girl to do! Seasonal Decorating Ideas for Winter! Think cozy and nature and you’re there!
Since a white snowy Christmas theme with green touches is what I went with this year I will try and change things up a bit for winter. Here in Georgia snow is a rare thing, anyway, so I focus on what I see outside, greenery and pinecones! Cedar makes me think of winter so that’s where I start. I try and keep the sparkle to a minimum even though ice is more common here.
Also lots of soft, warm blankets and throws scattered around are a must. Decide on a color palette and add different pillows to your sofas and chairs to change things up. Tip: use pillow covers to minimize pillow storage issues. I love white, so my color palette will be mostly white which reminds me of snow. But I’ve also added light blue into the mix. It’s a color that works for many seasons but in winter it just looks icy to me!
You will see lots of greenery and pinecones around for that natural element but keep an eye out! There are a few snowmen hanging out. It is winter after all! Gotta have some snow even if its not outside!
Winter decor doesn’t have to be over the top. By simply adding a few natural branches around in all your rooms and some soft blankets and throws, you will create that sense of winter throughout.
In your bedrooms do the same. Change out your bedding to reflect what reminds you of Winter. Flannel sheets are a great idea. Think cozy, soft and warm! I love my candle wick comforter for the winter season. It reminds me of snow flakes!
More Seasonal Decorating Ideas for winter:
Another idea is to think about your artwork and wall decor. Do you still have spring flowers in that picture hanging over your bed in the middle of winter? This might take a little time but start to collect art that is seasonally transitional or simply purchase seasonal pieces to swap out! I’m still working on this in my house.
When decorating for the seasons another suggestion is to think about your decor as a whole. For example…do you love the beach like I do? Do you have sea shells on your coffee table in January but don’t live near the beach? Just a suggestion…wait and bring those out in the summer. Replace them with pinecones and cedar greenery for example.
What about your florals…I love hydrangeas and tulips just to name a few but those are probably not growing in your garden right now. I always try and stick with florals that are winter seasonal as well. Just another idea!
Tip for Decorating for every Season:
Here’s another idea for the new year as well… In keeping with the “changing things up for the new year” theme…just because you love something doesn’t mean you have to have it out everyday. Try removing some treasured items and storing them away for a season. Like those seashells. When you bring them out in the summer they will feel like old friends you are glad to see! In doing this your home becomes less cluttered and fresh each season. Changing things up seasonally can also make you appreciate your treasured items more. Try it!
Coming next are some outside Winter Decorating Ideas! Stay Tuned!