Hello friends. I hope you had a fabulous Christmas and received all you wished for. Mine was sweet and simple, just the way I love it. Believe it or not, I took all of my Christmas decor down the day after Christmas. I’m still sad about it.
I wasn’t really ready to take it down so soon, but my husband recently had back surgery and I knew he wouldn’t be able to help, and my older boys were about leave for a hunting trip, so I needed their help to get it done before they left. It took about 8 hours, but we got it done. Hallelujah.
Once I got it all down, my house looked naked and everyone started asking me “what’s next?” Honestly, I hadn’t thought about it. I’ve never put out winter decor before. My motto for the new year is “less is more,” so I know that I want to keep things simple. Minimalize and organize are my goals. My plans for my winter decor are woods + whites with some greens mixed in.
I’ve searched Pinterest and Instagram for some winter decor inspiration that I’ll share with you today, along with a few of my tips for decorating after Christmas.
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5 Tips to Transition from Christmas to Winter Decor:
Purge / Declutter / Organize
- After Christmas is the perfect time to purge and organize. Get rid of anything that you are not loving anymore. As the new year begins, it’s a good time to start with a clean slate for a fresh new look.
Remove the red
- Red is the classic Christmas color. As you transition from Christmas to winter decor, the simple step of removing all the red immediately transforms the space. Also remove anything else that screams Christmas, such as ornaments, Christmas signs, nativity scenes, etc.
Leave the winter whites and evergreens
- It’s acceptable to leave out your evergreens and any winter white decor, such as those cute little white houses from the Hearth & Hand collection.
Add soft lighting
- Nothing softens a space and creates a cozy feeling more than the lighting. A fire burning in the fireplace, candles flickering, lamps glowing, and even a few strands of Christmas lights are ok as long as you keep them minimal and they are white.
Keep decor neutral and cozy
- The neutral tones with the natural elements are the perfect combo. Winter is for staying indoors and getting lots of snuggles. Some items that come to mind for winter decor are chunky knit blankets, throw pillows, pom-pom garland, birch logs, pinecones. twigs, candles, baby’s breath, and evergreen clippings.
Winter Decor Inspiration:
So who is ready to decorate for winter? This girl right here is! More than anything, I’m ready to declutter and organize. There is something so magical about fresh new starts and I’m so thankful to serve the One who makes all things new. Not only with a new year, but every day of the year.
Wishing you all a blessed and prosperous New Year! xoxo