Winter Decor- How to make a warm and cozy home

Are you looking for some winter decor inspiration? I’ve got some beautiful and unique ideas to keep your home warm and cozy all season long.

Are you feeling a little sad that the holiday season has ended? Or are you enjoying a clean slate?

 The decorations and activities can be so lively and energizing – not to mention the joy of decorating your Home for all the entertaining!

I also enjoy the feeling after the holidays when the house returns to its neutral state, and we can add a few touches to keep things warm and cozy for the winter. I hope you enjoy how I have created this in my Home.  

winter decor in the family room

When should I start winter decorating?

The winter season is from December through the middle of March. Therefore, you can put winter decor up starting anytime in early December. However, since we typically put Christmas decorations up for The holiday, I always put my Winter decor up after January the first.

Another approach would be to use a neutral winter palette for Christmas and remove the specific Christmas Decor after Christmas, leaving you with your winter decor. I may consider giving this option a try next year.

What is the difference between Christmas and winter decor?

Christmas decor is using decorations that are directly related to Christmas. Such as Christmas trees, ornaments, advent calendars, manger scenes, etc. These decorations tend to be colorful, glittery, and very festive.

Winter decor is just what it sounds like. Winter greenery, pinecones, and other natural elements like birch branches, moss, or logs. For a cozy ambiance, I enjoy using lots of warm and comfortable pillows and blankets with an abundance of yummy candles. Some may enjoy adding snowflakes or white sparkles for an added touch.

You can see my Home decorated for Christmas here.

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Family room shelves with winter decor
Family room winter decor

How I used winter decor in my home

I replaced colorful decorations with an elegant collection of white ironstone and leather-bound books, adding subtle splashes of green throughout shelves and tables. The result is warm yet sophisticated – ideally suited for any season, and I love the clean and fresh look.

I kept the greenery on my mantle with the twinkle lights for ambiance. Antlers were added to the mantel and coffee table to complete the rustic atmosphere.

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vintage typewriter on table for winter decor
White ironstone collection used for winter decorating with old clock faces
Basket with old crocks, rolling pins and winter greenery

What colors are considered winter decor?

During the winter, my home decor utilizes warm tones and simple elements to create an inviting atmosphere. A mix of white hues and natural shades like browns, taupes, blues, and greens help bring the season’s serenity into interiors.

Whether you have bright or neutral colors in your home, I feel the winter decor items are very neutral and go with almost any palette.

Living room in the winter

The living room and the dining room are simple in their classic blue and white colors with just a touch of greenery from the magnolia branches and the live fiddle fig.

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Dining room winter decor 2023
Blue and white pottery with magnolia branches
Winter greens add a nice touch to the parlor room
upclose image of winter greenery in a wooden vase

How can I make my house cozy in the winter?

Cozy up your Home for the winter with a selection of inviting pillows and snug throw blankets. I love to make my finger-knit blankets. They are so easy and add great texture to a room. You can also create a warm ambiance by lighting fragrant candles, then curl up near the fire to experience ultimate relaxation!

chunky blanket
finger knit blanket

I hope you enjoyed this post sharing all about winter decor and how to add it to your Home. Now it’s time to grab a cup of tea and enjoy your cozy Home. If you’re looking for more inspiration, be sure to follow along on my blog. I’ll post more tips and tricks on making your house a home. Thanks for reading!

Here are a few of my favorite blankets if you are not up to making a blanket yourself.
And a few of my favorite cozy pillows to warm up the couch.
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I hope you enjoyed this post sharing all about winter decor and how to add it to your home. Now it’s time to grab a cup of tea and enjoy your cozy home. Follow my blog for more inspiration on making your house a home.


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  1. I think it is always a small dilemma as to how to decorate after the holidays. “Wam and cozy” is always the perfect way to go during the winter months and you have some truly beautiful ideas!

  2. Your home looks so cozy and beautiful for the winter. You always have so much inspiration.

    1. Thank you so much Tammy, that was very kind of you to say.

  3. Love the new look of your blog, Wendy! So bright and fresh:) And your winter decor is so cozy. You style everything so artistically and beautifully.

    1. Thank you, Lora, you are so sweet. I hope your new year is off to a great start.

  4. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    Love your warm and cozy decor. The classic colors are nice and everything says – come on in and stay a while. I admire homes like that. Can I still say Happy New Year? Cheers to a wonderful 2023!

    1. Thank you my friend. You are always so encouraging. I appreciate you so much.

    2. Thank you so much, Cindy. It is a great old house full of so many great qualities. I look forward to a great year sharing with you.
      Thank you again for having me in your new challenge.

  5. I thoroughly enjoyed this post Wendy! Your home is gorgeous with so many beautiful ideas and decorating touches. Beautifully done! Susan

    1. Thank you my friend. You are always so encouraging. I appreciate you so much.

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