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Simple Christmas-to-Winter Decorating Ideas

After Christmas decorating ideas to transition to winter rustic and natural winter decor



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.


Dining Delight


The Grace House Interiors



Rustic winter mantel antlers old books corbel neutral mantel hygge decor




Gathered branches and pine cones come together to create a beautiful, yet simple foraged Christmas swag.

via Rocky Hedge Farm





Succulents, moss, or paperwhites in urns and pretty pots can add a bit of life to a room in the winter too.


Winter Narcissus Flower: Everything You Need to Know about Potting Paperwhites

via Julie Blanner


Beautiful ideas for decorating with paperwhites from winter through spring

Winter Decorating with Paperwhites






via Setting For Four

Don’t forget to have plenty of snuggly blankets and throws on hand!


via She Gave it a Go



Ever thought of having a live tree in the house? It's a good idea on so many levels. One of them being you can replant it out in the yard…


Once the Christmas presents are unwrapped, you can still enjoy the beauty and simplicity of a small, evergreen tree in a basket or urn.



Adding wood and white winter decor after Christmas makes your home feel warm and cozy and creates the perfect space to snuggle.

via Love Grows Wild


peaceful view at Christmas.


Flickering candles add a warm, cozy glow on a cold winter’s night.


like how none of the candles match yet its so cute for a very simple quick table decoration







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via Dear Lillie

Unadorned evergreen trees or wreaths are stunning in their simplicity and can keep things looking lively during the drab winter months.


Ruffles and Rifles



white christmas bedroom decorating ideas


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.


via Bless’er House




Beautiful Christmas Staircase Garland Balsam Hill Wintry Woods Garland #balsamhill

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.




via Pottery Barn

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.



What a perfect week to have a Celebration of Winter link party!  Yesterday we had a snow day here in the Northeast and there’s a nice, fresh coating of white snow – just enough to make everything pretty! Right after taking down the Christmas decor, things can look pretty bare.  But, I’m not quite ready …

via Hymns and Verses


Christmas signs or chalkboards with song lyrics such as “Let it Snow” or “Baby It’s Cold Outside” can be used after Christmas too.


Vintage Sled and vintage ice skates winter decor ideas

Cozy Neutral Winter Home Tour 2018


Rustic neutral winter mantel hygge decor

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.



Winter decorating ideas

via Home Stories A to Z

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.


Cozy Neutral Winter Home Tour

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.



After Christmas decorating ideas to transition to winter rustic and natural winter decor

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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  • Reply Pat

    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, Pat

    December 27, 2018 at 5:23 pm
  • Reply Debbie-Dabble

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for taking the time to leave such a sweet comment!!I truly appreciate it!!
    Happy New Year!!

    January 4, 2019 at 11:48 am
  • Reply Kippi

    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, Kippi

    January 5, 2019 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply maryjo materazo

    love all of it of course! happy new year amber! xo- maryjo

    January 7, 2019 at 1:51 am
  • Reply Julie Briones

    Love these ideas, Amber! I actually saw your link over at Dream Create Inspire! 😉

    January 10, 2019 at 3:57 pm
  • Reply Cindy

    Lots of great inspiration here! Thanks for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

    January 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm
  • Reply Sandi Magle

    Some great ideas here, Happy New Year!

    January 14, 2019 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Amy

    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
  • Reply Jen

    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
  • Reply Amy Johnson

    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
  • Reply Cindy@CountyRoad407

    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
  • Reply Debra Oliver

    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
  • Reply Barbara Chapman

    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,
    Barb 🙂

    January 10, 2021 at 12:39 pm
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