Happy New Year! Christmas is over and the new year is here. How the heck do you decorate for this time of year? (Rhyme unintended.) I’ve got 5 tips to get you through to spring (or at least Valentine’s Day)!
I decorated my dining room using the tips I shared here. The wall color on all the walls throughout are Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams – it looks different on different walls due to the lighting.
Keep it simple.
We’re all tired after the holidays and the last thing anyone wants to do is a lot of complex decorating. Adding little touches of winter here and there keeps the warm and cozy feeling of Christmas without all the decorations.
Lose the red and the sparkles.
Unless you are going totally red without any green, it’s best to pack away any Christmas decor that has red until the holidays come around again. Red and green are traditional Christmas colors, and you can’t look at both colors together without thinking of Christmas. You’ll want to pack that away anything glittery, sparkly, flashy, etc. as well. This will keep the decor more low-key and easy on the eyes after the sensory overload of Christmas.
Add soft natural lighting.
What I mean by soft natural lighting is no colorful, overly flashy lights. Stick to soft lighting in natural tones. Candles (both traditional and battery powered) are perfect!
Add blues, whites, and glass.
Using blues and whites in your winter decor represents the snow and ice of the season. Glass in blues, whites (frosted and milk glass) and clear in decor this time of year always makes me think of icicles and snowflakes!
I put candles in blue Mason jars and added greenery from our redwood and bay leaf trees to create this centerpiece. You can substitute eucalyptus, pine or cypress greenery to create the same effect.
Add a little itty bitty hint of spring.
Yes it’s still winter, but spring is (hopefully) just around the corner! Cyclamen and paperwhites are popular choices for winter decor, but check out your local nursery to see what else might be available in your area. The flowers on our hutch and corner table are from our local nursery. I meant to write down their name before I re-potted them, but then forgot to and had already thrown away the pots that had the name printed on them. As soon as I find out what they are I’ll update the post. (If you happen to know what they are, please shoot me a message!) Whatever they are, they’re really pretty!
UPDATE: The flowers on our hutch and corner table are Kalanchoes. Thank you so much Solange for letting me know what they are! <3
I hope you enjoyed my tips and this gives you some inspiration for your winter decor! Drop me a line below and let me know what you think or if you have any winter decor tips to share.