7 Winter Decorating Ideas for After Christmas

You’ve taken down the tree, you’ve put away all the Christmas lights, and there’s not a holiday decoration in sight—but now everything looks a little bare.

Here are 7 easy decorating ideas for making your home look just as cozy and inviting in January and February as it did during the holidays.

1. Embrace the charm of rustic décor.

Rustic décor is warm and inviting, and that’s exactly what you want in the winter.

Go “farmhouse” with décor like a Country Chicken Wire Touch Lamp and a rooster doorstop. Serve guests coffee, tea, or hot chocolate with a Farmhouse Coffee Mug Rack with Tray.

A decorative Chicken Wire Cloche really lets you get creative with what you display underneath—try a plant or a flameless candle, and switch out your display to match the seasons

2. Make your fireplace the star of the room.

Winter is your fireplace’s time to really shine—or glow, that is.

On the mantel, arrange candleholders of different heights, then surround the bases with boughs of greenery.

Dress up the hearth with a new Fireplace Tool Set, and keep your logs nearby with a handy Firewood Storage Rack.

3. Keep all the snowmen hanging around.

Although we tend to think of snowmen as Christmas decorations, they’re really all-winter decorations. Leave them out a bit longer to add a touch of charm to any room.

Winter Woodland Snowmen greet visitors with their friendly smiles, while the Plaid Snowman Bathroom Collection adds big style to the smallest room in the house.

4. Add cozy accents to gathering spaces.

Tucking in for family movie nights is extra-special in the winter months when no one wants to go outside anyway. First, hang Blackout Curtains over the windows; they’ll keep out the light and winter’s chill at the same time.

Next, update your living room or family room with décor that is both beautiful and functional. Keep your remote controls and snacks handy on this sleek and contemporary Skinny Sofa Table that has an outlet for lamps and small electronics. If you’ve got a no-phones rule during family time, consider counting down the minutes with a beautiful Decorative Hourglass that keeps time the old-fashioned way.

Hang quilts and blankets on a Quilt Rack so they’re easy to grab when it’s time to curl up in warmth, or keep them in a Wood Top Storage Basket Side Table that offers another place for holding drinks and popcorn.

5. Embrace the snow and go all winter-white.

White is crisp, clean, and fresh, just like the winter air.

Fill your home with pure-white accents, from the window coverings, pillows, and throws to décor and storage accessories like a new holder for corralling your remotes and other accessories you want to keep close by.

6. Or really brighten things up with pops of color.

White is the color of the season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add cheerful, colorful accents throughout your home to break it up.3-D Blossom Accent Pillows really “pop,” and as a bonus, they help you dream of spring—and so does a Colorful Garden Rug covered all over with lovely flowers.

7. Get a head start on the next holiday—Valentine’s Day.

The good thing about decorating for Valentine’s Day right after Christmas is that you can keep out all the red décor, like throw pillows, placemats, rugs, and blankets:

Mix and match your solid-red accents with Valentine’s Day decorations like a Retro Lighted Tree, and Flowers and Flames Pillars that can be either candle holders or vases.

Decorate a potted evergreen with heart-print ribbons and heart-shaped ornaments.

Celebrate your love with a personalized Live Love Laugh Throw.

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