I love to take a stripped down approach when it comes to decorating during the winter. It feels like my home has room to breathe. And it also gives the bones of StoneGable a chance to shine. You might want to try this less is more style in your home this winter. I have some great tips to help you!
After Christmas, I take everything out of a room. Every pillow, every plant, every candle. Everything but the rug, furniture, curtains and what I put on the walls.
Then I sit. And look around the room and make a list of the things I might want to put back in a room. You won’t believe how much this will help you!
Today we are decorating the dining room.
One of the first things on my list of accessories to put in the winter dining room was the Mongolian sheepskin. I would keep it on the bench all year if it did not make me hot during our sweltering summer weather!
Not everything that was on my list made the cut. But I sure had lots of options
Here are just a few things I was thinking about adding to my dining room…
- Mongolian pillows
- tobacco basket
- lots of mercury glass candles
- tall white lanterns
- orchids in mercury glass cachepots
- large gray urn
- burlap covered books
- large white artichoke bookends
- tall glass jar with greens
- gold and white polka dot table runner
- two tall candlestick lamps to replace the mercury glass one on the buffet
- white cake plates to stack
Here’s a tip that will really help you. Use your smartphone and take pictures of all the decor items you have. Put them together in a folder on your phone.
Then go through what you have and make some choices. I always bring lots of options to a room I’m decorating for a new season. But most of them don’t make the cut!
Oh, I love white accessories! I’ve had these sweet snowflake pottery containers for quite a while. They never stay in the basement for long! They came from the Pottery Barn Outlet. However, I’ve not seen them at our local store for a few years.
Every room deserves a little green. The plant is faux and I found it at a local shop.
Here’s another tip to keep in mind… collect decor items in the same color family.
As you can see I just LOVE white and neutrals. Collecting white and neutral accessories make decorating so easy. All my decor pieces work together!
If you have great accessories you love but the color is all wrong, paint them! It’s amazing what a little paint can do!
My dining room is serene and curated this winter. Perfect to enjoy until warmer weather knocks on my front door!
How about you? How do you like to decorate for winter?
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