Let’s talk winter decorating ideas! The winter season is a great time to sweep away all our Christmas decor and strip down our homes adding soft, cozy, and warm embellishments. Here are 20 easy ideas to create coziness in your home this winter!
I’m one of those rare people who love winter. I love snow! And almost everything that goes along with cold weather. Winter is a time to make our homes cozy, warm, stripped down, and welcoming. Here are a few things I do to make my home a sanctuary from the cold while adding lots of decor beauty to Tanglewood!
CREATE A WINTER VIGNETTE
The first thing I usually do when I change my seasonal decor is to create a vignette. For winter I like to use whites with warm neutrals. And I love to use Mercury glass because it is so reflective and adds a bit of sparkle to even the darkest winter day!
If you don’t have mercury glass use other reflective metals like silver, stainless steel or even gold. Gold is warm and goldtone metals are so big this year!
ADD A COZY THROW
Every sofa in my house and a few chairs are accompanied by a throw in the winter. Soft and textural and cozy. I think adding a throw to a sofa or favorite chair is one of the best ways to decorate for winter!
A throw invites you to snuggle in!
STIP DOWN YOUR DECOR A BIT
For me, winter is a time to strip down my decor a little and keep it very simple. Spring, summer, and fall, as well as Christmas, are times for embellishing. But in the winter my house takes a breather from all the extra decorations! This is one of my favorite winter decorating ideas!
I think it’s good for our homes and good for our souls!
USE LOTS OF CANDLES
Don’t forget to use candles this winter. And lanterns too.
Candlelight has such a pretty glow and will make any room extra cozy and romantic. The lantern below creates such beautiful patterns on the wall!
I’ve been using battery-operated candles for years. In the past, I’ve been notorious for forgetting to blow out candles! When we were out we often had to turn back home to see if I had blown out a candle!
Not any more!
Most of my candles have timers so I don’t have to switch them off and on every time you want to use them. They are a bit more expensive, but this is a look that is worth the investment!
Light up your winter nights with candles!
BRING ON THE PILLOWS
One exception to all minimal embellishments in the winter are pillows! Oh, I can’t get enough of them any time of the year. This year I kept my pillows primarily white and loaded with texture!
I mixed old favorites with new ones. My pom pom pillow reminds me of snow1 I’m seeing lots and lots of pom poms used in pillows this winter as well as texture and faux fur!
If you use pillows that are close in color make sure they have different texture! Lots and lots of texture! Texture makes them interesting.
BE PRO PINECONES
One decor element that I use from fall until spring is pinecones. They are perfect for decorating in the winter. I especially like pinecones with a little faux snow! So don’t put them away with the rest of your Christmas decorations! Use them!
I like to put them in bowls and tuck them in vignettes or other arrangements. Pinecones are a signature StoneGable look in the winter.
GO A BIT GREEN
And don’t forget to use some green plants or other organics in the winter to give life to your home!
I like to bring tulips back into my decor as soon as my Christmas decorations are put away. Especially white ones! There is something about a pretty bouquet of tulips that makes my hear sing!
MORE WINTER DECORATING IDEAS
Here are some other tips for decorating in the winter months…
- add plants to your bedroom
- use white flowers around your home
- fill a bowl with pomegranates for your table
- use several stoneware crocks to decorate a shelf
- prop birch logs in a corner
- add a mirror to a room to reflect light
- layer white or neutral bedding
- add a sheepskin as a throw to a chair or sofa
- add a furry pillow as an accent
- put down a big throw rug on hardwood floors or layer rugs
- put a lantern by your front door
- hang white drapes on your windows
- diffuse wonderful aromas that evoke warmth and winter coziness
Winter is the perfect time to let the simple style and beauty of the rooms in your home shine. Adding just the right touch of winter decor and lots of white!
Pick a few decor elements and get busy creating a beautiful winter home!