Winter Decorating Ideas that Will Warm Up Your Home

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!

winter decor white flowers cedar and pine cones in pitchers on counter


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.

winter flowers roses in an urn with small pine tree decorating ideas

Some flowers in an urn along with a tiny pine tree bring some life to the living room. 


white hydrangeas in pitcher with pine cones and cedar winter flowers

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.

cozy vibes with fur blankets and knit pillows winter decor living room

winter decorating ideas French farmhouse living room with plants and green pillows

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.

kitchen vignette with wicker bottle plant and vintage bread boards winter decorating ideas Wood bread boards on the counter along with another plant add some life to the kitchen counter.


pretty winter white flowers in gorgeous French farmhouse white kitchen

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. 

winter decorating ideas plants and silver votives on mantel winter decor

white hydrangeas in pitcher in pretty white French farmhouse kitchen winter decorating ideas


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!

winter decorating ideas kitchen with plants and copper kettle white French country kitchen

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!



gorgeous french farmhouse white kitchen with farmhouse table and chandelier winter decorating ideas


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!

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Winter Decorating Ideas graphic on Maison de Cinq


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


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  1. Love these pretty winter ideas Sheila! Definitely help to take away the January blahs ;)!

  2. 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!

    1. Aww I love hearing that Amy – yay!! And you’re so welcome!


  3. 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!

  4. Andrea Shapiro says:

    You always have the most beautiful photos and inspiring ideas! Thank you for sharing with us!

  5. 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!!

  6. 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.

    1. Thanks so much Donna! I’m so glad you like them and that you’ve found some inspiration!