Cozy Winter Decor with Touches of Blue

Do you have the “winter blues?” I do, but it’s not such a bad thing! Creating a cozy winter home with touches of blue decor can liven up our nests during the dreary winter months, especially when mixed in with greens and winter  whites.

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Today I am excited to be hosting the annual Cozy Winter Homes Blog Hop, where several blogging friends and I are sharing winter decorating inspiration. You will find links to each beautiful blog at the end of this post.






Touches of Winter Blue Inspiration from Nature

I always tend to think of months in colors,  and for some reason light blue represents January in my mind. Perhaps it’s the way the sky looks on a snowy day when there is a little bit of sunshine or the thoughts of ice and snow on a crystal blue lake.


Bluebirds hang around in Eastern, KY during the winter months and I always love seeing their beautiful feathers “pop”  when they perch on snowy branches.







Seeing juniper berries and evergreen foliage covered in snow is one of my favorite winter joys.


Bringing  the Outdoor Winter Blues In

The little touches of blue I find outdoors have inspired me to mix in touches of blue indoors when decorating for winter.


By this time in January I am ready to pack away a lot of the greenery garlands, but I continue to decorate with my realistic faux juniper throughout winter.


I think the juniper looks so pretty used as candle ring or tucked down into blue transferware pitchers.



Vintage Christmas kitchen stove vignette with evergreens, cranberries, cinnamon and fruits old world Christmas decorating ideas for a Christmas kitche

Blue transferware or chinoiserie dishes are beautiful year round, but they look especially lovely when filled with winter greenery or winter flowers.



Even after Christmas, this kitchen vignette with an antique blue transferware pitcher filled with a mix of winter evergeens and herbs works for winter alongside indgredients for a cozy and delicious smelling winter simmer.



Blue chinoiserie vases or pots are perfect for holding paperwhites from winter through spring.  My faux paperwhites fit perfectly in this little thrifted chinoiserie pot.



Tips and tricks fofr decorating with paperwhites during winter.

I love how my friend Kelly of The Tattered Pew uses paperwhites in winter decor by forcing them  in her large Chinoiserie bowl. She always uses touches of blue decor that inspire me.



In addition to paperwhites, my realistic faux amaryllis brings in tiny touch of blue with a little bird nest with blue eggs tied around the stems. A French blue toile pillow brightens up the window nook bench.





I remove the wreaths from my glass cabinet doors after Christmas, but keep the faux cedar garlands draped around the windows throughout January. Green is still my favorite color for decorating year round, and I really love it in winter.








The vintage blue transferware platter behind the cloche is one of the easiest ways to bring a touch of blue into my winter kitchen.











Of course you can never go wrong with neutrals for a cozy winter home. Green is a neutral in my decorating book!


English country cottage style decor Equestrian decor Plaid throw Blue plaid #plaidblanket #plaid

As you may know, we are moving in late spring so I needed to clear the excess winter clutter and keep the living room winter decor very simple. To easily change things up, a blue and tan plaid throw on my recliner is an easy switch from my Christmas plaids and different from my usual green and ivory winter textiles.


A blue velvet pillow cover and equestrian lumbar pillow work beautifully with the plaid colors on the Scottish wool blanket. I am loving blue, brown, tan and warm whites right now.



Navy and Brown table setting with plaid tablecloth - simple cozy winter tablescape

My friend Shelley of Calypso in the Country used a simlar combo of darker brown, navy and winter whites in her gorgeous Cozy Winter Tablecape.



I love this newer equestrian pillow because it really is non-seasonal. There aren’t any trees with leaves in the background or bare winter trees either, so I can keep it out year round. Expect to see much more English country cottage styling and touches of blue decor  in our new home. I have always loved it!



Woodland Winter Tablescape | Rooms FOR Rent Blog

I also just plan to use more blue in general in our new home year round. Next winter I would love to create a tablescape similar to this Elegant Woodland Winter Tablescape by Rooms for Rent.  The blue glasses with the greenery and little lights are so pretty and remind me of icy January days.






I hope you have enjoyed seeing how easy it is to add touches of blue to your cozy winter home. For additional swoonworthy ideas for decorating with blue, check out these posts:

Beautiful Blue Decor and Treasures

Expect a Blue-tiful Year! Blue Decorating Inspiration


Now it’s time to continue with the beautiful winter decorating inspiration over at A Stroll Thru Life. You are sure to love Marty’s cozy winter home! Don’t forget to check out all the other cozy winter homes via the links below. 

Have a cozy winter!




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  • Reply Calypso in the Country

    Amber, I love the juniper berries and all your pretty touches of blue! I think I need blue beverage glasses now! As always, you’ve created such a wonderful vibe in your home for the season. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this lovely blog hop!

    January 17, 2023 at 8:00 am
  • Reply Laura Ingalls Gunn

    I too associate January with icy blues. Such a gorgeous and inspiring post. I love the touch of juniper berries. Thank you so much for hosting!

    January 17, 2023 at 8:20 am
  • Reply Christy @ Our Southern Home

    You always amaze me with your creativity. I absolutely love your home. I think my favorite cozy area is the wingback chair with the horse pillow. Happy winter!

    January 17, 2023 at 8:41 am
  • Reply CoCo

    I would never have thought to use blue in the winter Amber but my goodness this is all so gorgeous! I love how it all feels warm and yet icy at the same time. I adore all of your equestrian touches and I can’t wait to see how you decorate the new place. You have such a beautiful style. Thanks so much for putting this hop together and for inviting me to be a part of it. Big hugs and happy winter, CoCo

    January 17, 2023 at 8:59 am
  • Reply MaryJo Materazo

    Everything looks beautiful as always Amber. And I’m with you, green is a neutral. Lol. Happy winter. XO- MaryJo

    January 17, 2023 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Carol@Blueskyathome

    Amber, blue in winter also speaks to me. Your touches of blue in planters and pillows add the perfect touch of winter decor.

    January 17, 2023 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Marty

    Your home is so full of fabulous detail and you always inspire me with how you accessorize every inch. Love your kitchen, it is a dream and the added touches of blue are perfect.

    January 17, 2023 at 10:18 am
  • Reply Pamela

    I didn’t know you are planning a move. I so love your home and you just finished the kitchen but am looking forward to seeing your new home done in. More English Country which a favorite style of mine. Lovely winter decor, love the juniper, plaid and equestrian touches.

    January 17, 2023 at 11:11 am
  • Reply Debra@CommonGround

    As always, I’m knocked out by your seasonal decor. The blues in your transferware and accessories are so beautifully put together. The small round Florentine print is perfection. Your blue transferware pitcher with juniper is lovely and sets the mood for a calm and cozy space. I cannot wait to see what you do at the new house. LOVE the hunt pillow. so wonderful!

    January 17, 2023 at 11:13 am
  • Reply Cindy@CountyRoad407

    I used to hate the color blue. Then when I was so sick of the dog-puke-gold walls and dealing with the barn red kitchen, I painted the kitchen tiffany box blue. It was great the first couple of months. Now, I’m sick of it again. The only good think that came from that lapse of judgement a few years ago was now I love blue! Love your blanket, pillows, greenery and all the vintage details you layer in. Everything looks so cozy. Cheers to a happy winter. Thanks for inviting me. Great tour!

    January 17, 2023 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Michelle | Thistle Key Lane

    You’re hints of blue throughout your winter decor is soooo pretty this time of year! I love the winter greenery too. It’s the perfect combination! Lovely tour Amber!

    January 17, 2023 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Kim | Shiplap and Shells

    I always love visiting your home for inspiration Amber. I am displaying blues for winter as well. It feels so refreshing, almost like spring is coming. I really love your blue and white pitcher in the kitchen. I need one of those. Thank you so much for hosting today. Always love joining you ladies.

    January 17, 2023 at 1:35 pm
  • Reply Katie Mansfield

    I love your antique blue accessories. They are gorgeous. The juniper looks so good in the blue and white transferware. I can’t wait to see how you style the new house.

    January 17, 2023 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Chloe Crabtree

    Amber Lynn, Your touches of blue are perfect for winter. I never thought of the months in terms of color, that is really interesting and I like the idea of blue for January. The juniper berries with the snow and the photo with the ice on them are both so pretty. Both are looks I don’t get here in Florida! Thanks for sharing!

    January 23, 2023 at 8:21 pm
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