Need winter decor ideas to create pretty coffee table decor until spring? Here are 8 different ways to decorate a coffee table for winter without using snowmen. And lots of styling tips too.
I think one of the hardest times to decorate our homes is between right after Christmas when all the pretty Holiday decor comes down until I decorate for much-anticipated spring. Today let’s chat about super easy winter decor ideas for your coffee table. And let’s use simple items that are easy to style.
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For me, winter is a time for stripping down my decor and giving my home a bit of a decor rest.
I know many of you may transform some of your Christmas decor to work as winter decor. Like using a bowl of pinecones on your coffee table or keeping up garland on the mantel. And if you like that, use it.
When Christmas is over I am over Christmas. As a blogger, my home is decorated in October so I can share ideas with you. So I want to decorate with pretty and simple items that really don’t nod to any season in particular.
THE COFFEE TABLE CHALLENGE
I like to challenge myself and see how many super easy arrangements I can make for my coffee table using the same objects. For this winter decorating idea, I used 10 not particularly wintery items.
I rummaged around the basement and our home and this is what I found…
I’ve done this same thing for spring coffee table decor and really enjoyed the process. You might like to read 14 EASY SPRING COFFEE TABLE VIGNETTES USING 10 ITEMS.
My goal was to come up with simple winter decor ideas. So let’s chat about coffee table decorating ideas that will take minutes to throw together!
I’m using my sunroom coffee table to create these vignettes but they would look just as nice on a living room coffee table. These ideas will also work on a console table, buffet, or side table. And with just a little tweaking they would easily transform into a centerpiece for your dining table too.
Almost any vignettes, centerpieces, and arrangements can be made to work on almost any flat surface!
USING A TRAY OR BASKET
A wicker basket is one great way to corral all the decor on a coffee table. It gives a vignette a boundary and focuses our eye on the content it contains. It also helps to create a stable flat surface for a vignette if this vignette were to be used on an upholstered ottoman or coffee table.
Baskets often have a farmhouse or relaxed vibe. They add texture and are must-have home decor accessories!
Three items fit nicely in this winter centerpiece. A vase of flowers, books, and a white decorative finial.
So simple! The fresh flowers remind me that spring is not far off! Coffee table decor does not have to be fussy or complicated!
I found these unusual ranunculus at our local grocery store and could not resist! They have lasted for over a week with just a little attention.
GROUP IN THREES
One super easy way to create instant beauty on a coffee table is to group things in threes! There is magic in the number three because our eyes love things in odd numbers, especially in threes! Such an easy designer trick.
This vignette has no basket or tray but is neatly grouped in the center of the coffee table. For winter, I like to style decorative objects as simply as possible.
USE CANDLES AND LANTERNS
It gets dark early in winter so using lanterns or candles will create a vignette with beautiful ambiance and glow!
I like to use these candles in lanterns because they are the more realistic-looking battery-operated candles with timers and a remote. Their flame is amazingly real!
For winter, I took the jackets off of the books to reveal their pretty muted cover colors that worked with my coffee table decor!
The little faux fern plant is small and very close to the same size as the vase of hydrangeas. So I used books to add height and importance to the fern because it is the center item in this winter coffee table decor.
I often use books I have covered or somehow altered to create texture and keep the color palette of my decor tight. These books look fabulous as fill-in decor too!
ADD FRESH FLOWERS TO YOUR WINTER VIGNETTE
No matter what time of year, a coffee table will look so pretty when fresh flowers are part of your design.
Even just a couple blooms in a glass vase can add so much life to the room it’s in!
Like flowers, a small potted plant is so welcomed on a coffee table. Especially in winter when greenery is at a premium.
I don’t have much of a green thumb when it comes to indoor plants, except for herbs, so I opt for plants I can’t kill. Faux and real plants are a welcome addition to any winter coffee table!
ADDING FLOWERS OR GREENERY TO A ROOM ADDS LIFE.
Think about tucking little potted plants into your winter decor!
PICTURES MAKE A NICE ADDITION TO WINTER DECOR
I’ve been collecting little pictures and picture frames lately. I think they are wonderful little bits of accent decor to add to any room in your home.
My sweet daughter-in-law, Abigail, gifted me a pair of fern prints in thin gold frames. Pictures like this one look so pretty on a coffee table. And using them in the winter gives a much-needed lift to our lives!
I find small pictures look best when they are perched on top of a pile of books. They need the height for a bit of presence.
BOXES MAKE GREAT WINTER DECOR FOR COFFEE TABLES
Decorative boxes work great on a coffee table. They are wonderful places to hide tv remotes and other items you want out of sight but easy to find.
They also make a great surface to put something like a small plant on!
Decorative boxes come in so many finishes and materials, find several that work with your decor!
Winter decor does not have to be leftover from Christmas. Think about adding simple, clean-looking winter decor to your home. And start by creating a simple and pretty winter coffee table vignette.
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