It’s hard to believe how fast the Christmas season flew by! As I begin packing away the Christmas decor, I am already planning how to transition the decor for the long winter ahead. Taking down the lights always can be a bit depressing, but keeping things white, bright, cozy and calm can create a peaceful and welcoming home ambiance. Here are just a few simple after Christmas decorating ideas.
While you are enjoying the last few days of Christmas decor, look around and see what you can still use during the winter months. Skis, sleds, and snowy themed decor will still work perfectly after Christmas. Natural elements such as pine cones, antlers, greenery or birch logs also make beautiful winter decorative accents, adding lots of interest and texture.
Succulents, moss, or paperwhites in urns and pretty pots can add a bit of life to a room in the winter too.
Winter Decorating with Paperwhites
via Setting For Four
Don’t forget to have plenty of snuggly blankets and throws on hand!
Once the Christmas presents are unwrapped, you can still enjoy the beauty and simplicity of a small, evergreen tree in a basket or urn.
Flickering candles add a warm, cozy glow on a cold winter’s night.
Unadorned evergreen trees or wreaths are stunning in their simplicity and can keep things looking lively during the drab winter months.
If your house seems boring and drab after the holidays and you have the after Christmas blues, why not paint an old piece of furniture a new color to brighten things up? Blue, green, and white pieces all look beautiful styled with winter decor. Simply wipe down worn out furniture with odorless mineral spirits and paint it with your choice of chalk paint or milk paint.
Just because Christmas is over doesn’t mean you have to take down all of your wreaths and garlands right away. I will be leaving our gorgeous Balsam Hill Wintry Woods Garland on our banister through January. Removing the bows will make the garland look less festive but the mix of evergreens and pine cones in the garland will still add winter beauty and interest. A gallery wall of mirrors is also a great way to bounce light around the room on those dark and dreary winter days.
You could also create a gallery wall using winter photos. *Style tip: Be sure not to use too many photos on your gallery wall as they can make the whole room seem cluttered.
Christmas signs or chalkboards with song lyrics such as “Let it Snow” or “Baby It’s Cold Outside” can be used after Christmas too.
Cozy Neutral Winter Home Tour 2018
Cozy Neutral Winter Home Tour 2018
Even Santas with neutral cloaks can be thought of as “Old Man Winter” or “Father Time” figures allowing you to enjoy them for a while longer after the holidays.
I really love winter decor! Our homes don’t have to feel depressing or boring after Christmas. I am looking forward to creating a peaceful and less cluttered look after several months of seasonal decorating from fall through Christmas.
This week I will be busy working on my Christmas-to-winter decor, and I plan to share a winter home tour later this month. If you are looking for more vintage winter decorating ideas you might enjoy my Cozy Neutral Winter Home Tour from last year.
I hope this post has inspired you with some new ideas for winter decor! How will you be decorating for winter? I love hearing from you dear readers!
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Hi Amber! I hope you had a lovely holiday. Enjoyed your tips and got some great ideas. It’s so dry here in Denver, no snow, so I will have to bring some winter touches inside. Looking forward to another year of your creative blog. Hugs, PatDecember 27, 2018 at 5:23 pm
Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment!!I truly appreciate it!!January 4, 2019 at 11:48 am
Happy New Year!!
I like your winter decor ideas. I am going to leave out a few items that are winter and enjoy them a bit longer. Happy New Year, KippiJanuary 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm
love all of it of course! happy new year amber! xo- maryjoJanuary 7, 2019 at 1:51 am
Love these ideas, Amber! I actually saw your link over at Dream Create Inspire! 😉January 10, 2019 at 3:57 pm
Lots of great inspiration here! Thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!January 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm
Some great ideas here, Happy New Year!January 14, 2019 at 11:08 am
Great ideas. I always convert my Christmas decorations into winter versions come January as well. Love the versatility!January 6, 2020 at 9:24 pm
Such beautiful ideas! You will be the featured post on this weeks Friday at the Fire Station link up!January 17, 2020 at 1:37 am
So many great ideas! I always struggle decorating between Christmas and Spring. I love the “…winters melt into spring” sign.January 18, 2020 at 9:25 am
Lots of great ideas and I even found a couple of new accounts to check out! Thanks. Happy New Year!January 4, 2021 at 10:51 am
Great post and tips for moving into “winter”. I’m leaving my tree for a bit, until I’m ready to put the rest of the greenery away!January 4, 2021 at 3:55 pm
Beautiful ideas for wintertime decorating, Amber! I am working on taking down Christmas but we are still enjoying our tree… Charles comments on it everyday, how much he likes it. (I tried learning how to add ribbon a new way and it’s fresh to us!)
Enjoy your beautiful home, off to read more of your posts,January 10, 2021 at 12:39 pm