Before you pack away all the twinkly lights and cozy blankets, Let me share how to decorate with winter decorations that are not Christmas. It’s the perfect time of the year to get some cozy vibes going.
Ditch the Santas and snowmen and embrace winter’s natural beauty with faux greens, pine cones, sparkling lights, and earthy elements.
Get ready to turn your home into a haven of wintery bliss without a single jingle bell. So grab your hot cocoa, pull up a warm blanket, and dive into the magic of Christmas-free winter decorating.
How Do You Transition From Christmas to Winter Decor?
Ready to cozy up to winter without saying goodbye to holiday twinkles and textures?
It’s easier than you think! You don’t need to pack away everything just yet.
Instead, let’s transform your existing decor into a haven of wintery bliss with just a few simple ideas.
Embrace the season’s natural beauty with these 23 easy tips. You’ll be surprised how a sprinkle of frosty whites, twinkling lights, and earthy elements can make your home cozy and inviting during the cold winter months.
23 Ideas to Decorate with Winter Decorations (Not Christmas)
1. Put Away The Red
It’s time to pack away the red berries and festive Christmas decorations. Transition to a more neutral color scheme, embracing winter whites and natural tones for a warm and cozy home. Store the holiday decor thoughtfully to make room for a fresh and serene atmosphere, ushering in the simplicity of the post-holiday season.
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2. De-Clutter The House
Streamlining your home decor after Christmas is a rewarding process. Begin by carefully packing away holiday-specific items, such as ornaments and festive decorations. Assess each room, keeping only the decor that aligns with your desired aesthetic and serves a purpose. Consider rotating decor items to maintain a fresh look.
3. Use A Neutral Color Palette
Using a neutral color palette for winter decorations (not Christmas) involves embracing soft and muted tones like whites, creams, grays, greens, and warm wood tones. This approach exudes a calm, serene atmosphere, transitioning from vibrant holiday colors to more understated elegance. The neutral winter decor not only brings a sense of simplicity but also allows for a timeless and versatile aesthetic that seamlessly blends with the serene ambiance of the post-holiday season
4. Use Winter White
Unfurl a serene winter wonderland at home! Embrace white walls, layer textures, weave frosted branches, shimmer with silver accents, and whisper a touch of winter white into every corner. Let simplicity reign, creating a cozy haven where you can bask in the snowy magic.
5. Leave The Evergreen Branches Out
Winter decorating with evergreen branches adds natural elegance to your home. Create a cozy ambiance by arranging lush branches with pinecones and twinkling lights on mantles or tabletops. Fresh evergreen wreaths hung on doors or walls infuse your space with a rustic charm and the invigorating scent of the outdoors. Whether in vases, garlands, or wreaths, evergreen branches bring a timeless and festive touch to your winter decor, symbolizing the enduring beauty of nature in the frosty season.
6. Use Evergreen Trees
Incorporating bare trees into your winter decor infuses timeless elegance and natural charm. These simple yet classic trees serve as versatile accents; whether placed in rustic pots, adorned with twinkle lights, or left in unadorned beauty, they will make your home feel fresh and alive.
7. Add Dried Orange Slices And Spices
Adorn your front door with a wreath featuring dried orange slices, or grace your kitchen with the charm of jars filled with anise stars, pinecones, and dried oranges. These are great ways to decorate for winter (not Christmas).
8. Fill Dough Bowls With Natural Elements
Elevate your dining table with a charming centerpiece using pine cones, birch branches, and winter greens in a dough bowl. This rustic arrangement blends earthy textures and hues, creating a visually stunning display that captures the beauty of a winter woodland. Embrace the natural artistry for a warm and inviting dining experience.
9. Use Lots Of Pine Cones
Elevate your winter decor with pinecones by filling bowls and baskets or integrating them into floral arrangements. For added charm, place pinecones on top of a stack of books, bringing a touch of rustic elegance and natural warmth to your home.
10. Add Birch Logs
Infusing a winter touch into your home is effortlessly achieved by arranging birch logs in a basket on the fireplace mantel. Alternatively, incorporate them into a floral arrangement or stack a few logs in a dough bowl for a simple yet effective winter decorating idea.
11. Make Moss Cone Trees
I adore moss cone trees and incorporate them throughout the year, either leaving them plain or adding decorations for versatility. Their simplicity captivates me, seamlessly bringing a natural touch into the house.
12. Create A Winter Fireplace Mantel
Begin your winter mantel’s transformation with a simple green garland and curly willow branches. Enhance it by incorporating pinecones, twinkling lights, and soft velvet ribbon for a cozy and festive atmosphere during the winter months.
13. Update Your Indoor Planters
Elevate the winter atmosphere in your living areas by incorporating authentic plants into a stylish planter basket. Create a lush foundation by lining the basket with moss and filling it with nutrient-rich planting soil. Enhance the aesthetic by adding birch logs, lotus pods, and a selection of vibrant living plants.
14. Add Soft Blankets
As winter settles in, introducing soft throw blankets to your home becomes a delightful way to enhance comfort and warmth. Drape these cozy blankets over sofas, chairs, or beds to create inviting, cozy winter decor. Opt for luxurious textures like faux fur or knits, and choose neutral colors that complement your decor, adding style and a touch of snug sophistication to your winter home decor. Whether you’re curling up with a good book or enjoying a movie night, these soft throw blankets are practical for staying warm and serve as stylish accents that elevate the cozy ambiance of your winter retreat.
15. Lots of Throw Pillows
I love throw pillows, and I believe the more, the merrier. Mixing patterns and textures is a simple way to refresh your decor. Alternatively, you can opt for a cohesive look by using pillows of the same color but with different textures. Whether you prefer a lively combination or a more harmonious arrangement, throw pillows offer a versatile and budget-friendly way to update your family room or living room.
16. Vintage Books
Enhance the texture and appeal of your home vignettes by incorporating old books. Their beauty and affordability make them a fantastic choice, easily found at your local thrift store. Whether stacked on a coffee table, opened on the dining room table, or standing upright, these books can become a captivating focal point in your winter decor.
17. Display A Simple Collection of White Decor
Displaying my collection of white ironstone is a cherished post-Christmas ritual. The crisp and clean aesthetic of these pieces satisfies my desire for simplicity after the festive burst of holiday colors. Arranging them in curated spaces around my home, the white ironstone exudes timeless elegance, creating a serene and sophisticated ambiance that perfectly complements my winter decorations (not Christmas).
18. Decorate with Vintage Clocks and Clock Faces
Embrace the symbolism of a “Happy New Year” and fresh beginnings by decorating with small vintage clocks, clock faces, and keys. Acquiring these unique pieces from estate sales, vintage shops, or yard sales for just a few dollars allows for a budget-friendly and charming addition to your decor. Scatter these timepieces on your table to create a delightful visual story, sparking conversations and infusing a sense of nostalgia into your space.
19. Use Small Chests of Drawers on Tabletops
Enhance winter tabletop decor with small chests of drawers. Open the drawers to reveal charming greenery displays, vintage clocks, and bottles. This creative arrangement adds depth and interest, turning the tabletop into a focal point of seasonal charm.
20. Create Winter Floral Arrangements For The Coffee Table
Elevate the charm of your home effortlessly with a couple of winter floral arrangements. Craft a stunning statement on your coffee table by combining winter greenery, dried hydrangeas, pinecones, and faux green amaranthus.
21. Add Candles
Create a warm and cozy ambiance in your home with the essential glow of candles, not to mention their delightful scent. Place them on your dining table, coffee table, or a small side table to add warmth to any space.
22. Use Glass Cloches to Display Your Decor
Gathering my collection of glass cloches on the dining room table creates a stunning display. Beneath the glass, I arranged small white ironstone pieces, clock faces, a postage scale, and keys. The versatility of these cloches offers endless options to craft a captivating winter look.
23. Add White Birds or Ducks
Embrace a classic look in your winter decorations that are not Christmas by adding white geese. Throughout the year, I use these beloved geese, signaling the arrival of spring. Their textures and simplicity make them the easiest way to bring a touch of nature into your home.
Wrapping It Up
I know that was a lot to take in, so take a deep breath.
Show kindness to yourself during the undecorating process after Christmas, I know it is not always fun.
Take your time, savor the moments, and before you realize it, we will be back in the garden growing flowers.
Spring will be here before you know it! Check out these posts to get ready!
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Hello, I’m Wendy – a dedicated “So Cal Gal” with a deep passion for decorating, gardening, cooking, and crafting in California. I find joy in harmonizing beautiful elements to create a space that is both comfortable and inspiring. I will help you create a beautiful home and garden, one project at a time.
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