Winter home decor can feel unsettling and blah after all of the festive Christmas decorating is taken down. Read on to see how I am transitioning my Christmas decor to cozy winter home.
Decorating your home January and February
To me winter means cozy. It is a time where less is truly more. Time to sit by the fire, watch movies, and just enjoy being home on a cold winter night.
It is my tradition to remove my Christmas decor on December 26th. Many people wait. This blog post is going to be perfect no matter which day you decide to remove your Christmas decor.
January and February can be a tricky time of year to decorate your home. We are stuck between an over the top festive time to light and airy spring. Now your design style and sticking with it no matter the season will help.
This post will give you 7 great tips for after Christmas home decorating options.
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7 Tips for Winter Home Decor after Christmas
1. Christmas Tree
Pack the big Christmas tree away. We want all of our living room space back. If you can stand to have your tree up a little longer because you like the glow of the lights, remove all of the ornaments and leave the tree naked. This is such a cozy look.
Smaller little trees work better for me because I much prefer to put away almost all of my holiday decor at the same time.
Remove all items that are very colorful. Leaving only the neutrals, whites and greenery will give the best winter cozy feel. I like to use ribbons around our home during the holidays so I may keep a pretty bow out if it falls in the neutral color palette.
If you choose greenery that can be kept out year round you also have less to put away.
Rearrange some items into new places. Rethink how you were using the items. For example, take a collection of all small trees a create a beautiful winter mantel.
4. Art and photos
Replace any holiday art, or sayings with winter photographs. Think of framing family photos from ski trips or home photos with snow all around. If you live in a warm climate this may look different for you.
5. Candles and Fire
Utilize your white, cream and natural color candles. Even the battery operated ones are still great to use. The glow of the light is warm and cozy.
Time to wash all of your throw blankets. Especially if you have any sickness and lots of people in your home during the holidays.
As you’re removing the Christmas decor that needs packed away dust, vacuum and mop your home. My simple home cleaning routine is how I keep on top of our home.
7. Less is more
Declutter as you go. I am a minimalist at heart but I love decorating. Not the type of person who has stark white walls and modern style. Minimal in the sense, I keep what we use and love, and toss anything we don’t. It’s that simple.
- The Konmari Method of organizing and decluttering
- 4 unexpected decluttering tips
- Secret Mindset of an organized home
For me decluttering is how I transition between holidays or seasons. It’s how I stay on top of keeping our home at it’s best. Keeping our home cozy during the winter and simple lets me declutter better.
I hope you enjoyed this post as I much as I have enjoyed sharing it.