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Winter Decorating Ideas: Beautiful Ideas for a Winter Home

After all the chaos of Christmas, I love to settle down and relax with some calming Winter Decor. Today I am sharing some amazing Winter Decorating Ideas from some of my friends, as well as myself, so that you can make a cozy, inviting home for you and your family this winter.

There are many areas of your home you can decorate. The first thing you should do is check out my post on how to transition from Christmas to Winter Decor. This will get you started in the right direction of how to pair things down and prepare your home for Winter Decorating.

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Winter Mantel Decorating Ideas

I have said it before, my mantel is the first thing I go to when I am decorating for a new season or holiday. So the first thing I am going to share with you are some amazing Winter Mantels.

A mantel with family photos, a snowflake made of wood and fabric draped across it.
Source: Houseful of Handmade

I think my favorite part of this mantel is the fabric. It really draws the eye around and you notice everything more. It also ads texture and coziness to a hard surface.

A mantel with all white and browns, elements of nature and a vintage window frame in white.
Source: Marty’s Musings

Neutral decor is where I always go after the many colors of Christmas. Marty has a gorgeous neutral mantel here and with the fire burning I sure do want a glass of hot team and to have a seat in that cozy chair.

A mantel with all white decor and a sign on the wall that says walking in a winter wonderland.
Source: Virginia Sweet Pea

I love a mantel in all white but Paula adds this gorgeous sign. Make sure you check out the post, she offers it as a freebie!

Winter Wreaths

I also think that the front door should always have a wreath. This gives your guests a welcoming feel. You can purchase one or you can make one yourself. DIY is almost always cheaper and so much fun to do! Check out these amazing wreaths for Winter.

A grapevine wreath with other elements of nature in it in white.
Source: Songbird Blog

This wreath has all the pretty whites and naturals but also such nice texture. This would look great on a front door but also hanging over a mantel, or a mirror in the entryway.

A white yarn wreath with a plaid blue and white ribbon and sprigs of evergreen.
Source: Songbird Blog

White is my favorite color to decorate with in Winter. I love the color but also how cozy this wreath is because of the textures used.

A white wreath with sprigs of glue and turquoise on it.  Very glamorous.
Source: Where the Smiles Have Been

Blue is such a popular color in Winter. This wreath adds all the glam and all the wintery colors. It’s so pretty!

A grapevine wreath painted white. with large snowflakes on it.
Source: Creative Green Living

The perfect contrast to a dark colored front door in winter is to go for a white wreath! I love the. snowflakes that add that extra sparkle.

A natural pinecone wreath with sparkles on it and a large snowflake in the middle.
Source: B4 and Afters

I just love the combination of rustic nature and glam! There is wood and sparkles and it really takes this front entry to the next level.

A wreath made with fuzzy white yarn and grapes on it.
Source: Girl Just DIY

After all the craziness of the holidays I always long for simplicity and this wreath is just that. Only a few materials needed and ta-da! A gorgeous wreath for your front door.

Winter Centerpieces and Winter Vignettes

Whether it’s your entryway table, and end table or your dining room table, these are great places to add a little decor for Winter. I love to use natural elements when decorating in Winter.

A wooden box on burlap with leaves, pine cones and oranges with spices stuck in them on a dining table.
Source: The Roots of Home

I imagine the wonderful smell that you would experience in this dining room. By using elements of nature and combining sweet scents this is the perfect winter tablescape for all the senses.

A birch log with holes drilled in for candles and pine sprigs on a dining table.
Source: Virginia Sweet Pea

The yule log is not just for Christmas. Here you can see a yule log with candles and pine branches. Perfect simple centerpiece for a lovely dining room.

A winter table setting with pine trees and a snowboard chalk board on the wall.
Source: Our Crafty Mom

Even if you live in a warmer climate where you don’t get snow you can have a winter wonderland in your dining room by adding elements like these. Bottle brush trees in natural colors balanced by the pine trees (nicely dusted with snow) create an illusion of a snowy forrest.

On an entryway table lots of cardinals on nests as well as candles and pine branches.
Source: Atta Girl Says

I love using nature in my decor and Amy does it perfectly here. I just love her entryway table with the birds nesting and the pine needs. There is even a little bit of sparkle to add dimension.

Candles, pinecones and birch logs on a wood round cutting board.
Source: Atta Girl Says

The easiest way to decorate for winter is with natural found items. Using birch logs, pine cones and candles all gathered together on a round cutting board is the perfect display for any surface in your home.

A vignette on a coffee table of a blue vintage pitcher and faux flowers and pinecones on a basket.
Source: What Meegan Makes

I love the combination of sparkly and natural rustic here. Using a vintage pitcher with faux flowers and real pinecones takes this vignette to the next level.

Snowmen and Snowflakes

Because who doesn’t love snowmen and snowflakes?! Right! If you have kids then this is the perfect thing to do on a cold snowy day. Get them busy and have them make something fun they can decorate their spaces with.

Snowflakes made from paint stir sticks and popsicle sticks.
Source: Sunshine and Munchkins

This is a great craft to do with kids and they can be so creative! They can make their own one of a kind snowflake. These are great to display all winter long.

A snowman made from blocks of wood.
Source: Sustain my Craft Habit

This craft does two things, decorates for Winter and uses up scrap wood that is just laying around! I love when you can do something fun with something you already have.

A snowflake craft for kids.
Source: Go Science Kids

This is a great project to do with your kids. I love how pretty these are and so real looking!

Other Winter Decorating Posts:

9 Cozy Bedroom Ideas for Winter

9 Inexpensive Ways to Use Winter White in your Home Decor

A pin for Pinterest on Winter Decorating Ideas.

I hope you are inspired by these Winter Decorating Ideas to create a fun, cozy space for yourself this Winter. I would love to hear about what you love to do in your home during this time of year! Let me know in the comments below!

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