Many people love Christmas decorating but feel crestfallen every year when it’s time to take down the twinkly lights and the tree. To fill the post-holiday void, consider adding some mood-boosting cold weather decor that you can keep up all winter. Here are some simple winter decor ideas from interior designers and home decorators that will fill your home with hygge vibes and keep you and yours feeling cozy and warm until spring.
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Hang Vintage Ski Posters
An easy way to winterize your decor is to swap out wall art for something seasonal, like this pair of framed vintage ski posters from WRJ Design that add a warm dose of nostalgia when the temperatures fall.Continue to 2 of 42 below.
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Display DIY Snowflakes
Most Lovely Things decorated the dining room windows with giant DIY paper bag snowflakes that offer a neutral mood-boosting ode to winter that will keep spirits up until spring.
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Layer Fluffy Textiles
This living room from Leanne Ford Interiors already looks built for cozy winter nights with its rustic stone fireplace and whitewashed ceiling beams. Layers of fluffy textiles on an oversized armchair and a plush Moroccan rug make it extra inviting for homey nights by the fire.Continue to 5 of 42 below.
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Light Some Candles
The best antidote for the winter blues is a celebration of light. This hallway console table pillar candle altar from Urbanology Designs looks like Christmas until December 25, but works throughout the winter season as a shrine to the healing power of good lighting. Feel free to use flameless LED candles.Continue to 6 of 42 below.
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Designer Annie Sloan created a Nordic winter wonderland of a bedroom with chalk painted wall paneling, cool-toned linen bedding, a lucky star hung on the wall, and a simple white vase filled with tall leafy branches.Continue to 7 of 42 below.
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Make DIY Sweater Vase Covers
Thistlewood Farms covered clear glass vases filled with winter greens with cozy little knit covers that bring on the cool weather vibes, an easy DIY project made by cutting the arms off of repurposed or thrift store sweaters. This is perfect for sweaters that are worn at the elbows or are stained beyond hope, but if the rest of your recycled sweater is in decent shape, you can use the body to make some wintry pillow covers as well.Continue to 8 of 42 below.
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Streamline the Mantel
Blogger Liz Marie streamlined her farmhouse mantel to transition it from Christmas to winter, removing the holiday baubles and layering it with fresh, spirit-lifting greenery and a sculptural pair of topiaries.Continue to 9 of 42 below.
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Add Alpine Touches
AHG Interiors added self-described "Game of Thrones in the Catskills" vibes to this airy, rustic New York living room with a faux fur blanket, throw pillows, and two large bean bag chairs in soft shades of gray placed in front of the massive gray stone fireplace. A large antler chandelier heightens the alpine rustic vibes.Continue to 11 of 42 below.
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Add a Giant Knit
A giant knit seat cover is the perfect wintry touch for this sunny all-white California living room from Leanne Ford Interiors.Continue to 13 of 42 below.
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Display Winter Quilts
Blogger Liz Marie displays her winter quilt collection in a glass-front cabinet on the landing of her Michigan farmhouse, keeping it both visible and accessible.Continue to 14 of 42 below.
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Mix in Dark Tones
Sprinkling in some dark-toned accessories in shades of brown and black can add instant warmth and coziness to an all-white space, giving it a winter refresh with minimal fuss, like this Swedish living room from Fantastic Frank.Continue to 15 of 42 below.
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Make a DIY Winter Wreath
You may think you feel too worn out from the holidays to take on a DIY project. But not every DIY project has to take the whole weekend. This simple but effective winter wreath hanging over the kitchen farmhouse sink from My 100 Year Old Home was a five-minute DIY project made by gluing 100% biodegradable Sola wood flowers made from tapioca or balsa tree bark to a wreath.Continue to 16 of 42 below.
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Add Warm Seat Covers
Most Lovely Things added sheepskin seat covers on rattan bistro chairs to add an extra layer of winter warmth to her kitchen breakfast nook.Continue to 17 of 42 below.
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While transitioning from Christmas to winter decor often involves removing all of those red accessories from your living room, feel free to keep a few seasonal textiles around. In this cozy winter living room from Craftberry Bush, jewel toned and red plaid throw pillows add cold weather vibes that are complemented by a floor-to-ceiling display of firewood.Continue to 18 of 42 below.
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Use Warm Lighting
In this warm and colorful English eat-in kitchen from deVOL Kitchens, a mix of candlelight on the wall sconces and kitchen table, and warm-toned Edison bulbs on the industrial pendant lights adds multiple sources of warm light that creates a cozy and inviting ambiance for spending time in everyone's favorite room in the house.Continue to 20 of 42 below.
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One way to avoid the post-Christmas blues is to decorate for the winter season instead, with decor items that will look Christmassy until Christmas ends and carry you through until spring. Emily Henderson Design decorated a sideboard with glass trees, candles, and a frosted undecorated wreath that blends in with the neutral decor and transitions easily from holiday to winter decor.
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Decorate with Logs
Ursula Carmona of Home Made By Carmona made a gold-toned DIY log holder that is both functional and decorative. A collection of candles perched on the white brick hearth adds warmth on nights when you don't feel like lighting a whole fire. A jewel-toned couch, green glass accents, and brown faux fur throw add cozy wintry vibes.Continue to 22 of 42 below.
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Slice It Up
Thistlewood Farms created an all-winter decor vignette with a DIY wood slice branch bouquet in a clear vase on a woven tray perched on a wooden dresser in front of the window that is scattered with pine cones and other neutral-toned decor.Continue to 23 of 42 below.
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Use Tree Stump Side Tables
Giant tree stump occasional tables delight people of all ages and add a natural note to this living room full of neutral tones and soft textures from Leanne Ford Interiors that is perfect for curling up all winter long.Continue to 24 of 42 below.
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Make a DIY Twig Wreath
Thistlewood Farms created a whimsical ode to winter for a modern farmhouse living room with backyard twigs, white spray paint, and a little white bird.Continue to 25 of 42 below.
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Warm Up with Copper
Copper is a fiery metal that looks great at any time of year but can bring a dose of much-needed warmth come winter. Modern Glam added tall wintry branches to a shiny copper pot to create a simple winter scene with metallic warmth in a neutral interior.Continue to 26 of 42 below.
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Embrace Weathered Finishes
When decorating for winter, mix in vintage pieces with a well worn patina or objects with weathered finishes that look like they have battled the elements. Maison de Cinq filled slightly rusted urns on a living room side table with fresh white flowers and scattered greenery to add texture to the neutral-toned decor.Continue to 28 of 42 below.
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Decorate with Vintage Skis
Emily Henderson Design leaned a pair of vintage skis in the corner of this winter approved entry, adding a simple door wreath and mirror greenery that aren't too Christmassy to stay up all winter.Continue to 29 of 42 below.
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Go Full Rustic
Dark wood, aged, glazed brick, a roaring fire, and a mantel decorated with duck figurines and vintage art makes this ultra rustic living room from Priscilla Frost and Emily Henderson Design into the kind of cold weather hideaway you could hibernate in all winter.Continue to 30 of 42 below.
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Make an Upcycled Scarf Wreath
This no-sew scarf wreath from Modern Glam comes together in minutes and is a great way to temporarily repurpose an unused piece of clothing as seasonal decor that will keep your front door warm all winter. Because the scarf is pinned into place without glue or scissors, you can unwrap it once spring comes and donate it or put it back into rotation next winter.Continue to 31 of 42 below.
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Keep It Natural
Folding Chair Design Co. decorated this dining room chandelier with faux greenery and wooden beads and created a centerpiece of animal-shaped planters that adds a festive touch to the table without being too Christmas-specific. This is the kind of neutral, nature-inspired holiday decor that can be stretched out into the winter season without risking that you will appear like the neighbor who keeps a lighted nativity scene on the lawn all year.Continue to 32 of 42 below.
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Count Your Lucky Stars
Urbanology Designs draped a five-point white star garland on a pot of wrapped branches, the kind of simple, neutral winter decor that can work during the holidays and stay up all season.Continue to 33 of 42 below.
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Cozy Up a Reading Corner
Emily Henderson Design added a seasonal blanket and throw pillow to this reading corner to create a cool weather-ready spot to curl up in all winter with a mug of tea and a good book.Continue to 34 of 42 below.
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Winterize Your Bedding
A chunky knit blanket takes this Florida bedroom from Calimia Home from summer to winter white with minimal effort. To keep things soft and cozy when decorating with all white, be sure to vary textures, tones, and shades of white, from snow white to cream and beige.Continue to 35 of 42 below.
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Embrace Faux Flowers
The antique hutch in this coastal winter dining room from Finding Silver Pennies is spruced up for winter with blue votive candles and a pot of realistic looking white tulips that evoke the early promise of spring. A real Pothos plant nearby proves the point that mixing real and faux plants and flowers is a good trick for making the fake ones seem more convincing.Continue to 36 of 42 below.
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Use Warm Tones
While many winter decor schemes reach for snowy whites, this warm and festive dining room from Lobster and Swan makes the case for using warm soft tones of brown, dusty pink, peach, and cream to create a cozy feel on winter nights. Rumpled linen, rustic dark wood, and twinkly lights placed behind the curtain that can stay up all season without looking too holiday set the stage for cozy candle lit dinners that stretch into the long dark winter evenings.
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Bring the Outdoors In
While leaving twinkly lights up too long can make them feel less special, there is an exception to every rule. In this rustic cabin kids' bunk room from AHG Interiors with a tall white bare branched tree that brings the outdoors in, adds whimsy, and can double as a nightlight during those dark winter nights.Continue to 38 of 42 below.
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Use Coastal Elements
Coastal decor isn't just for summer. This winter dining room located in Scituate Harbor, MA from Finding Silver Pennies is decorated with a mix of white pottery, candles, and natural elements including driftwood, seashells, coral, and a vintage black-and-white framed photograph of a sailboat that evoke the poetic feel of a winter walk along the beach.Continue to 39 of 42 below.
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Display a Bowl of Pine Cones
Maison de Cinq filled a shiny silver bowl with pine cones and paired it with a wooden pine cone, a glass cloche, a vintage weathervane, and a stack of books for a neutral-toned spin on winter decor.Continue to 40 of 42 below.
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Let the Sunshine In
Sometimes the easiest way to decorate for winter is to simply pare down your neutral Christmas decorations. Folding Chair Design Co. created an easy winter vignette with a gilded sunburst mirror and glass trees in icy shades of winter blue and silver that put a sunny spin on cold weather decor.Continue to 41 of 42 below.
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Glam Up the Basement
Louis Duncan-He Designs transformed a bland white box basement into a "lush, tropical escape" inspired by the clients' childhood memories of time spent in Bali and Singapore. While the space is suited for any time of year, it's especially welcome as a winter hideaway thanks to moody matte black paint on the walls, comfortable, colorful seating, and whimsical touches like a feathered floor lamp.Continue to 42 of 42 below.