Are you looking for winter decorating ideas for your home? You have come to the right place! Decorating after the holidays calls for a fresh start and these ideas will work no matter your style!
After the tree comes down and the last of the glitter and tinsel is swept away it’s nice to have a clean slate and fresh decorating ideas. And doesn’t it feel great to have a fresh new start?
Winter is the time to strip down our decorating and add in lots of soft texture and warmth!
I’m sharing my winter family room with lots of easy decorating ideas that will work for any style. You don’t need a neutral color palette like mine to make these winter idea work!!!
LESS IS OFTEN MORE
After the holidays most of us want to take our decor back a notch… or twenty! That often means editing what we have in a room. Layers of decor and accents
Take three things out of a room. Living room, family room, dining room? Start there and take out more until your room feels lighter and more comfortable. Take off a layer of pillows, remove and rearrange things in a vignette. Remove things from a bookshelf and rearrange it. Little things make a big difference! Does editing make for a more restful room?
In the family room I edited the vignette on the coffee table as well as worked to create a more calm look on my bookshelves. What a difference!
FOCUS ON YOUR FIREPLACE
Winter is the time to truly make
Don’t have a fireplace? Don’t worry. Make any flat surface the star of a room! Use the same accents below and incorporate them to work on top of a table, buffet or even a shelf!
Here are some fireplace ideas for winter…
- add a mirror to reflect light when the days get shorter
- add lots of battery operated candles on times
- bigger is better
- less color makes a calmer look
- metallics look beautiful in winter
- add something to the hearth to keep our eyes moving about
- add fairy lights
I really stripped down my fireplace this winter. I love the restful look. When we have a fire the focus is on the pretty burning embers and not lots of decor!
Adding a mirror to your room will let the natural light bounce around your room by day and the candlelight do the same at night. We all need more light in the winter!
Think about adding a large leaning mirror against a wall. What a great addition! Or switch out a painting or wall decor for a mirror.
I took down the large mantel clock and replaced it with a big round architectural mirror.
ADD SOFT PILLOWS
Pillows are my go-to in any season, but in the winter I want them to look and feel very textural and soft!
This winter I’m selecting my pillows carefully. Texture and a soft look are my two main requirements. I think everyone should have a few Mongolian pillows. They create beauty and check all the decorating boxes! You can find Mongolian pillows in almost any colors.
Using lots of candles is a favorite here at StoneGable! And lots of candles in every room. When the sun goes down the candles go on! And I’m a person who really misses long evenings with
I prefer to use battery operated candles in rooms I’m not immediately in. and I opt for ones on timers!
FILL YOUR ROOM WITH BEAUTIFUL WARM AROMAS
Let your home take on beautiful aromas that work with winter. Warm cedarwood and zesty citrus. I diffuse scents at StoneGable to lift my wintry mood as well as my spirit!
You can see more about these winter diffuser recipes above and how to get essential oils HERE
ADD A BIT OF ORGANIC
Whether faux or real a green plant or a vase of flowers is a must have during the winter. Add something organic to every room. Of course, it is not for just winter! Every season and every room can benefit from something organic!
One of my very favorite “winter” plants here at StoneGable are orchids! I look at them as very long term cut flowers. Their blooms can last a couple months. Then I get rid of the plant. But if you have a green thumb you might like to keep it and coax another stem of beautiful blooms from it.
The Staghorn fern in the bookshelves are faux but this little bit of green makes such a difference!
OTHER WAYS TO DECORATE FOR WINTER
- use white flowers
- a bowl of winter fruit or pomegranates
- sheepskin throw over a chair, stool or by your bed
- burlap covered books
- nubby baskets
The winter months can be long so let’s lets cozy up in winter decor!