Does your home have the winter blahs? Today we’re sharing winter decorating ideas that will help warm up your home and banish the blues!
I love the feeling of a fresh start in the new year. The Christmas decor comes down and everything feels clean and simple. But I must admit, sometimes it can feel a little too simple.
After removing all that holiday coziness, my home feels pretty bare! And of course, cold weather and shorter days along with less light make things feel colder, both literally and figuratively. So today I’m sharing some ways you can warm up your home for the season. By adding elements that will bring in warmth and texture, you can help beat back those winter doldrums!
Add some greenery
If you do nothing else to brighten up your winter home, make sure you add some greenery! Plants, branches, or flowers all work – as long as it’s something alive (or looks alive). Plants and greenery will go a long way toward brightening any room, whether you use fresh or faux.
Some flowers in an urn along with a tiny pine tree bring some life to the living room.
And white hydrangeas bring some cheer to the kitchen. Of course, any color of flower will cheer up a space, but I especially love white flowers in the winter. Mix them with some cedar branches, eucalyptus or even pine cones to create a beautiful winter display.
Bring on the cozy
From knit pillows to fur throws, any texture you add will go a long way toward making any room feel cozier.
I often use a combination of whites and neutrals when it comes to pillows in my winter decor, but this year I added some green velvet ones as well. Not as bright and springy as blue, and not warm and fallish like browns and rusts, green really feels like the perfect ‘in between’ color to me!
Texture and more Texture
I love texture any time of year, but when the house is feeling bare, it’s especially nice for adding warmth and interest. And for me, that means lots of wood and baskets.
Wood bread boards on the counter along with another plant add some life to the kitchen counter.
Wicker wrapped demijohns are a favorite of mine and a wonderful way to add texture to any space.
Add some metallics
Another nice way of adding some light is to add metals and/or mirrors to your spaces. Whether it’s silver, gold or copper, the added shine brings lots of extra sparkle to a space.
The addition of lots of plants, flowers and texture like wood gives an overall feeling of warmth and helps banish those winter blues – at least on the interior of your home!
And candles! Don’t forget some yummy wintery scents – I burn them constantly! Winter White by Illume is so yummy, and perfect for this in between season. And this Espresso candle is one of my all-time favorites and perfectly non-seasonal so it’s great for burning all year!
And maybe by banishing the blues inside, you’ll reflect more light and warmth outside! At least that’s my theory. 😉
I hope this gave you some winter decorating ideas you can use in your own home. I’ve linked lots of winter decor options below!
Shop the Post
*affiliate links are included for your convenience*
Now be sure to check out my friends who are also sharing their winter decorating ideas below!
Easy DIY Pom Pom Garland // Happy Happy Nester
Gold Ruffled Rimmed Bowl DIY // Craftberry Bush
Winter Decorating Ideas to Warm up Your Home // Maison de Cinq
Inspiring Winter Decor Ideas for Your Home // Just Destiny
Winter Farmhouse Living Room Decor // My 100 Year Old Home
3 Simple Winter Decor Vignettes You Can Make This Season // Robyn’s French Nest
How to Make Your Home Cozy for Winter // Pasha Is Home
Winter Decor Ideas // My Sweet Savannah
How To Decorate Your Home In January // Modern Glam
Cozy Winter Decorating Ideas // Tatertots & Jello
Effortless Winter Decor Ideas // Twelve On Main
Cozy Traditional Winter Decorating Ideas // The Happy Housie
Love these pretty winter ideas Sheila! Definitely help to take away the January blahs ;)!
Thanks so much Pasha! Happy New Year!
Great ideas – grabbed some eucalyptus and white hydrangeas at Trader Joe’s today and they look great in my grandmothers white pitcher! Thank you for the inspiration and your great blog!
Aww I love hearing that Amy – yay!! And you’re so welcome!
Just love all these ideas. I’ve been wantig to incorporate more fresh flowers anyway and now I’m inspired. Going to get some today!
Andrea Shapiro says
You always have the most beautiful photos and inspiring ideas! Thank you for sharing with us!
If you lived in the south like I do, Christmas decorations come down on January 6 ( the epiphany) and carnival (mardi gras) decorations go up!!
Oh I love that!!
The white pitchers and the white flowers with green fillers make the best visual cozy and warm feeling. I will be copying that today. It will help to tie my green plants to ground the look. Sweet.
Thanks so much Donna! I’m so glad you like them and that you’ve found some inspiration!