We're nearly a month past Christmas already. Can you believe it?! Our Christmas décor has been down for a few weeks now, and I don't know about you, but for me after all the cheery Christmas decor comes down my house can feel a little empty. Let's be honest, depending on where you live, there can be a lot of winter left after Christmas is over. For this reason, I like to add some coziness back into my home with some simple winter touches. Some of these things can actually be items that you incorporated into your Christmas decor, such as pine and birch accents, pillows, and wreaths, and maybe even some stags. As long your items are not overtly Christmas related, they should work as winter décor. I'm going to share some of my favorite tips for cozying up your home for winter. I hope they inspire you to bring some winter coziness into your own home. Just because Christmas is over, that doesn't mean that your home can't still be warm and inviting all winter long.
Add Cozy Throws and Pillows
I love to cozy up my home for winter by bringing in cozy throws and pillows in soft neutral colors. In my opinion, light neutrals are wonderful for winter, but you could also pull in darker neutrals, as well as blues and greens for a soft winter look. The one color that you want to remove as you're transitioning to winter décor is red. Together with other winter elements, it can look Christmasy.
Decorate with Natural Elements
A great way to add some yummy texture and coziness is through the use of natural elements, such as birch, pine, and cotton. A lot of those pine trees you used for Christmas can transition right into winter décor. On my mantel you can see that I incorporated a lot of these elements for a soft, wintery look with lots of texture.
Use Candles and Your Fireplace
One of the best ways to make your home feel warm and inviting during the winter is with yummy candles and a fire in the fireplace. These are great ways to create instant coziness, and not to mention, they put off the most wonderful, soft light.
If you know me at all, you know that I love to decorate with wreaths year round. For winter, I actually kept some of the same wreaths that I used for Christmas but just switched out the red Christmas ribbon with a neutral ribbon. A pine, birch, or cotton wreath would be perfect for winter.
Bring in Fresh Plants and Flowers
Winter can be a cold, gray, season of dormancy, so bringing in fresh flowers is a wonderful way to add some freshness and cheeriness and to help stave off those winter blues. Hydrangeas are my favorite because, aside from being beautiful, they can last up to a month if properly cared for.
There you have it, friends. I hope this has given you some great winter décor ideas that you can use as inspiration for your own home to fill it with coziness and warmth all season long!