Transition your Christmas decorating into winter home decor.
Whenever the Christmas season ends it is very bittersweet. I love the hustle and bustle of the holidays. But it's also time to relax, unwind and remove any Christmas decor. However, it's still early to pull out decorations for Valentine's Day.
Instead of packing away all of your Christmas decor at once, simplify by putting away your home decor in stages. Use your existing winter decorations to create a beautiful winter wonderland.
How to Create Winter Home Decor
Using some of your Christmas decorations is an easy way to transition from the Christmas holidays to winter. See how easy it is to create a farmhouse winter home this year!
Remove Red Accents
The first step to creating gorgeous farmhouse winter decor is to remove all the red accents. Anything that is prominent Christmas decor should be put away. Do this to the inside of your home as well as exterior.
Use Greenery and Pinecones
Winter greenery and frosted trees are the perfect items for winter decor. I left out all my trees, pine cones and flocked branches.
If you are looking for additional winter mantel ideas, a simple green garland can be used for much longer than Christmas time. Just look at that gorgeous greenery on the mantel. This is an easy look to create by buying plain garland and adding pinecones or flocking yourself.
You can even add additional branches with greens for extra filling. Little faux trees are also an excellent option for placing around your house. Like the fireplace? See how I made the DIY Faux Fireplace here.
Try adding a neutral sign to a winter scene to help transition into winter decor.
Flocked trees and branches shout winter to me. I also keep my pinecones out and some birch logs!
Embellish in White Accents
How about embellishing a winter wonderland with adding in some white to your color palette? I kept my Christmas houses out on my shelves and accented with some frosted pinecones and snowflakes. (shop my houses here) The white elk is also a lovely rustic accent.
Swap Out Bold Decor for Neutral Accents
Using a wooden dough bowl as a centerpiece is a great way to bring in rustic and natural elements. My table centerpiece is easy to keep the same, but removing all the red berries places more emphasis on the neutral coloring.
You can also use a neutral table runner as an accent. And dark long candlesticks popping out of the greenery looks really classy with its simple color palette. Look for more ideas on creating neutral decor here.
Transitioning to winter decor this way makes it much less overwhelming when you are removing Christmas decor in segments. Plus, you can still enjoy some simple decor before erupting into Valentine's Day mode.
Accent with Winter Dishes
Using winter dishes or plain dishes in solid colors is another way to add in a little winter decorating. Gold, black, white, silver and green are nice colors for a winter palette.
These dishes are a personal favorite because they can be used for both Christmas and winter with the simple tree design.
Create a Winter Front Porch Exterior
Keep your front porch simple by gathering your remaining greenery and grouping together on your porch. Use various sizes and styles of trees for added dimension.
Adorn your front door in a winter wreath for some added embellishment.
Fresh garland when stored outside will last through the winter as well.
Pro tip: If it is a dry winter use a spray bottle to wet the cedar garland down. This will make your garland last much longer
DIY Wooden Trees
You can even create some additional winter trees with this easy DIY Wood Christmas tree tutorial. These wood trees are neutral enough they work for Christmas and can easily transition to winter decor.
Change up your front porch mat from a holiday theme. This doormat is one of my favorites - accurate and hilarious! (get your mat here)
Take a look at this additional winter decoration inspiration by other bloggers.
I love this light color palette and rustic candlesticks for added dimension. And of course, the garland and pinecones are a beautiful accent for the mantel.
This outdoor winter planter is lovely and rustic.
Accent your entryway with additional festive wreaths like these.
These aspen like candles are gorgeous and really bring natural elements indoors.
This front entryway is spectacular with its numerous hanging wreaths and winter trees.
Shop my Favorite Winter Items here:
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