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5 Tips on How to Transition Your Home from Christmas to Winter Decor

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Cleaning up all the Christmas decorations can feel strange, putting away all the lights and colorful decor, but it doesn’t have to bring you down.  I have 5 tips on how to transition from Christmas decor to Winter Decor.

We all love Christmas, right? I mean how can you not love all the twinkling lights and the fun gatherings…the food! But even though we love it there comes a time when we are ready for it to be over.

When that time comes I typically feel the need to decompress, slow things down, and relax. For me relaxing is uncluttered, calm spaces. I have all the details on how to achieve these things after the hubbub of the holidays.

How to Transition from Christmas to Winter Decor

 #1. Put away all the Red decor.         

Red is a signature color of Christmas so put all that red away.  I think you might find that once the red is gone what you are left with is great Winter Decor!

I would get rid of the ribbon and bows though.  If you have bows on the mantle or backs of chairs they need to be put away no matter the color.

Winter Decor Pin for Pinterest

#2. Declutter your spaces.  

Once you have all the red gone you can take a look at each space and decide if it’s too cluttered.  Put away anything that you feel makes the space feel messy.  

It’s a great time to purge the mess and get your home cleaned up from the Holidays.

I think that people feel so inspired to clean and organize this time of year for two reasons, it’s a new year and they want to start the year fresh and I think that all the clutter of Christmas makes us feel the need for simplicity.

I have a great post on how to organize every room in your home!  This will help you declutter all that decor and feel great about starting the new year fresh.

Cozy chairs with a display of greenery and pine cones for Winter Decor.

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#3.  Keep all the greenery out for display.  

If you have been around the blog here you know I love to take my cues from nature.  I live in one of the northern states and when I look outside I see pine trees and snow.  So I love to decorate with greenery all Winter just like Mother Nature does.

Once you have removed all the red decor if you have green you can leave it.  I think it’s safe to use green inside during winter.

I also love to use touches of white everywhere in the winter. If mother nature can do it why can’t I? My coffee filter wreath is one of my go-to’s for this time of year. You can check out how to make one here. It’s super simple!

Make sure your greenery isn’t too ornamental.  You don’t want it to have red berries or ribbons on it.  The simpler the better.

The outside is fairly bare of leaves, except for Pine trees of course, and so it’s nice to have some greenery inside to keep things from feeling too bare.

Mantle photo of pine cones, greenery and tree branches for Winter Decor.

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#4. Add elements of nature.

Pine cones are great to decorate with this time of year.  And the best part is all you need to do is go outside and collect them!  They are free!

I also love using tree branches in vases.  Willow branches are my favorite for this time of year.  They are very sculptural and have great appeal.

Great example of winter decor using items from nature.

Heathered Nest

#5.  Finally, add texture.  

Adding cable knit throw pillows and blankets is a great way to add texture to your winter decor. Not only that, they are warm and cozy!

Adding antlers, sleds, skates, or winter boots is another way to bring in fun texture to your decor.

Winter Decor with a sled, antlers and blankets. Vey cozy!

Twelve On Main

Wintery scenes in jars, great use for Winter Decor.

Sadie Seasons Goods

Colorful pillows and a vase with flowers next to a bare small christmas tree.


Related Winter Decorating Posts

Winter Decor Pin for Pinterest

I really hope that you gained some great ideas on Winter Decor!  I know that I am always ready for the calm after the craziness of the Holidays.

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As a licensed Real Estate Agent and an avid home decorator, I strive to give my clients the very best I can when it comes to staging, selling, and decorating their homes. I have lots of experience with paint color choices and love to DIY my home so I can have everything just the way I want it. I share my ideas and projects with the world in the hopes that I can help others have their homes just the way they want as well.

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Amelia Jackson

Tuesday 17th of January 2023

I had no idea that taking away the red would make such a difference in my space! I've tried to keep my decor to neutrals, whites, and greens, and combined with my newly refinished floors, the color scheme is screaming cozy, winter January. I love it! Thanks for the inspo!


Wednesday 18th of January 2023

Oh Amelia I am so glad you found this post helpful and inspiring! Happy New Year!


Sunday 2nd of January 2022

I have my husband’s study decorated with all white decorations that I made myself. It looks like walking into a winter wonderland. Friends love it. My husband is proud of it. He tells our friends how I made the decorations. A sitting room is connected to his study which has a fireplace. We placed a smart tv in front of it. YouTube has some beautiful burning fireplaces that we turn on. Better than a black hole. Right? Wish I had seen these ideas before Christmas.


Tuesday 11th of January 2022

Hi Judy! Your husband's study sounds wonderful. And I agree, totally better than a black hole! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Friday 31st of December 2021

Love it Thanks for all the GREAT ideals!!!


Tuesday 11th of January 2022

Thank you Debbie!

Becka Petersen

Monday 28th of December 2020

Took your Advoce and LOVE the results... So much space and soothing. Thank you


Tuesday 29th of December 2020

That's wonderful to hear Becka!


Friday 3rd of January 2020

Thank you awesome tips

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