Cozy Winter Decorating Ideas

Embrace the warmth of hearth and home during the long winter months with cozy winter decor! 

Welcome to a fun winter blog hop where my blogging friends and I are sharing how we are “Keeping it Cozy” in our homes during the long, cold months of winter.  You will find many other creative ways to keep it cozy this winter by visiting all the lovely hop participant’s posts at the end of this post.


We are having a real winter here in KY with two big snowfalls already this January! “Keeping it Cozy” and staying indoors is what I’m all about! Today I will show you a few of my easy go-to decorating tips for creating a cozy and beautiful winter home


Add Plenty of Cozy Blankets and Pillows

If you and your family prefer to hibernate through the long months of winter like I do, you’ll want to keep plenty of cozy pillows and throws close at hand. Neutral textiles have a particularly calm and cozy look after all the festive colors of holiday decor.



Neutral plaid blankets or chunky knit throws are wonderful for snuggling up with a cup of tea or a good book.


Green is also a neutral in my decorating book so I use green pillows year round.



These olive-mossy green velvet pillows are so pretty for winter. 


buck pillow deer pillow with acorns rustic winter decor



Add Rustic and Woodsy Elements

As you have seen above, I love using deer themed decor and rustic woodsy elements year round. Greenery, little pine trees, pine cones, birch logs and antlers are using in various vignettes and displays in each room.




The deer are plentiful in the forest across the street and we enjoy watching them play in the snow during the winter months. This definitely influences my decorating.



After Christmas I easily transitioned my adopted vintage lawn deer in a French basket to winter by removing the orange slices, red berries and plaid ribbon.


I added fairy lights for extra winter magic and coziness.


In previous winters my lawn deer has bedded down for winter in a giant dough bowl filled with winter evergreens on the shabby antique sideboard.


Winter Farm Table Winter decorating Winter Tablescape

In the past I have used the French basket on the farm table for winter styled with rustic and woodsy winter elements.


Last year I used a small dough bowl filled with winter evergreens, antlers and a trio of battery operated candles.




Keep it Cozy with Greenery, Lights, and Candles

After Christmas I always leave some greenery little trees and garlands with lights to create a cozy ambiance during the January and early February. Candles real or faux really make things seem super cozy.


Cozy candles add warmth and beauty in winter decor





Vintage Sled and vintage ice skates winter decor ideas



Battery operated candles have come a long way. I love the cozy feeling they create and keep them on non-stop during winter.





Little battery operated candles and white lights can be found in every nook, cranny and corner of our winter home.






In recent years I have discovered the beauty and ease of sweet little battery operated lights. I love how they look on little this little tree beside my primitive snowman in the breakfast nook.


snow jar cloche winter cloche idea how to make a snowy Christmas jar

They are as perfect for tucking down in wintery jar vignettes or cloches.


Warm Up by Dreaming of Spring Using Winter Plants and Flowers, Fresh or Faux

Paperwhites, amaryllis or fresh grocery store bouquets can help brighten the winter days and chase the winter blues away.







winter decorating with paperwhites neutral winter decor ideas




farmhouse kitchen winter farmhouse kitchen amaryllis French pillows on window seat kitchen window seat


Having fresh or faux flowers around the house makes it seem as if spring isn’t so far away! For now, I am enjoying the slow, cozy days of winter with hopes of spring gardening ahead!

I hope you have enjoyed these easy tips for creating a cozy winter home! Now it’s time to check out all of the other ways my blogging friends are keeping it cozy this winter! Next up is Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. I know you will love her Cozy winter ideas. Don’t forget to check out the other posts by clicking the thumbnails below.

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  • Reply Rachel Harper

    I loved all of your woodland ideas for a cozy winter home. That vintage deer in the dough bowl was perfect. Thanks so much for including me this time.

    January 21, 2022 at 9:08 am
  • Reply Paula@SweetPea

    Your home looks gorgeous decorated for winter. I so much enjoyed every single picture you shared. You have inspired me to look for deer decor when I’m out thrifting to use next winter.

    January 21, 2022 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    I adore all of your wintery touches. The addition of greenery and paperwhites is stunning. Thank you so very much for hosting!

    January 21, 2022 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Rita C at Panoply

    Beautiful, Amber. Greens in winter (anytime, really) are a total win in my book. I love your garden lawn deer in his backet. So darling.

    January 21, 2022 at 10:51 am
  • Reply Cindy@CountyRoad407

    Your home is exactly where I’d like to hibernate during winter. And I think having a deer theme is perfect! Not many people can say they like to watch deer from a forest across the street! Thank you so much for inviting me to participate. So many beautiful photos to pin.

    January 21, 2022 at 10:56 am
  • Reply Shelia

    Hi Amber! Oh, your home is so pretty and comfortable looking! I love seeing all of your pretty vignettes and I would love to pop over and have a cup of hot chocolate with you!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

    January 21, 2022 at 11:21 am
  • Reply Calypso in the Country

    I love all your wintery touches and how you used the color green. Your home is so warm and cozy for winter! Enjoy your weekend!

    January 21, 2022 at 12:32 pm
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    I’m in love with every single detail of your warm and cozy home this winter. The greenery you used throughout has made such an impact and of course, the paperwhites are my very favorites. I can’t believe I’ve never tried growing them before, but it’s definitely on the list of things to do next year. Thank you for the inspiration amber, and for hosting the blog hop today.

    January 21, 2022 at 1:42 pm
  • Reply debra@commonground

    oh I really love all your gorgeous winter and deer themed vignettes and vintage goodies. That lawn deer is so precious and perfect for Christmas and winter. Everything looks homey and cozy and warm! Thanks for organizing the tour, Amber. You have had a bunch of snow, friend. Have a great weekend.

    January 21, 2022 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply debra@commonground

    Just left a long comment but not sure it went thru. Anyway, you know I’m loving all of your amazing vintage winter decor!

    January 21, 2022 at 4:03 pm
  • Reply stacy

    Amber your home looks SO cozy for winter. Your kitchen is still my favorite! Those brick floors get me every time!

    January 22, 2022 at 7:02 am
  • Reply Lora Bloomquist

    So exciting that you’re having a real winter with plenty of snow! Your deer theme is perfect, and you have such a wonderful collection of them. How fun that you can enjoy them inside and out; great way to embrace nature in your decor. I’ve got flickering faux candles in my kitchen cupboards, too:)

    January 22, 2022 at 8:27 pm
  • Reply Vicki

    Love these ideas! I absolutely love the use of deer themed pieces (I live in the country with deer as well), winter greenery, pinecones, and battery lights/candles! I’ve purged some of my more Christmas specific decor in favor of “winter” themed items that can left out through February. Thanks for sharing your lovely home!

    January 23, 2022 at 9:04 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Very pretty Amber, I love the deer, the greenery, lights and candles~beautiful and serene!

    January 27, 2022 at 10:10 am
  • Reply Linda Primmer

    Amber, your cozy winter vignettes are lovely. Beautiful candles, greenery and lighting. I hope you share this again at next week’s link party. I would love to feature it. Happy weekend.

    January 29, 2022 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Cecilia

    Thanks for sharing your lovely winter decor at Vintage Charm!

    January 29, 2022 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    All of your winter decor is stunning. It’s so cozy! The twinkle lights are a lovely touch. Your use of so many different textures combined with your vintage decor is just perfect.

    February 17, 2022 at 2:26 pm
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