How To Decorate For Winter After Christmas

Everything you need to know about how to decorate for winter after Christmas. Your home will never feel cold and dull during the winter again.

The Days After Christmas

After the celebrations are over and the tree has come down the home can feel really bare. The weeks between Christmas and spring are often the quietest and most low key. But they can also be a little boring.

You’d like to find some ways to make your home feel cozy and inviting during the winter months. Or maybe you didn’t do much decorating for the holidays this year and you’re feeling motivated to add some winter cheer to your home now. Regardless of your reasons, if you’re wondering how to decorate for winter after Christmas, I’ve got you covered.

Tips For Successfully Decorating For Winter After Christmas

If you’re feeling unsure how to add a touch of winter to your home decor, you’re not alone. It can be tough to know what is considered appropriate decor for this part of the season. Luckily, there are some easy tips and tricks you can follow to get the job done. Keep reading to learn more about how to decorate your home for winter after Christmas so that you can truly enjoy the winter months.

Before you pack away all of the holiday decorations stop and consider – does this work for winter decor too? Some Christmas decor is ideal for doing double duty.

Consider keeping out:
  • Any wreath that doesn’t scream Christmas. So if you have simple wreath keep it up
  • Candles in white or metallic jars
  • Decor that isn’t Christmas specific (Check out the list below for a complete list of winter-themed ideas.)
  • Any blankets or throw pillows that fit a winter appropriate theme and/or are white, grey, or plaid
  • Faux greenery and mini Christmas trees that are simple in appearance
  • Anything with reindeer, bears, or owls provided they aren’t wearing a Santa hat or baubles.
  • Decor that has snowflakes or stars on it
  • Wall art that is winter themed or has a written winter message on it

There are a few simple things that you can do to make your home feel cozy and winter ready.

Try incorporating:
  • Cozy throw blankets that are fluffy, chunky, and warm. I especially love chunky knit blankets or classic, smooth wool.
  • Faux fur throws, throw pillow covers, and/or throw carpets add that touch of decadence and a layer of warmth.
  • Candles create a warm glow, give off delightful scents and create a sense of comfort.
  • Essential oil scents that are associated with winter such as: cinnamon, pine, or clove will have your home smelling winter friendly.
  • Add warm and comforting fabrics like leather, wool, faux furs, chunky knits and fleece to your everyday fabrics, accessories, and furniture.
  • Wood decor pieces and natural materials such as: pine cones, bare branches and pine bring a bit of the outdoors in and helps to create a cozy, cabin feeling.

By including these basics you’ll be sure to stay cozy all winter long.

There are just some winter elements that make it ideal for winter decorating. These are popular themes that you find in holiday decorating but also work well for winter decorating.

Popular winter themes include:
  • Snowflakes
  • Icicles
  • Stars
  • Faux snow
  • Pine cones
  • Simple greenery and mini pine trees
  • Lanterns
  • Candles
  • Reindeer, deer, and antlers
  • Snowballs and snowmen (Tip: keep these simple and classic. Avoid overly cutesy snowmen.)

Creating your very own winter wonderland is a great way to beat the winter blues. Get creative and have fun with it!

There are just some things that you should pass on when decorating for winter. You want your home to look cozy and winter like. You are not aiming for a repeat of Christmas.

When decorating for winter consider avoiding:
  • Leaving your tree up. I know this is a bit controversial but for the life of me I don’t understand why. In my opinion Christmas trees are for Christmas and should be packed away right after the holidays.
  • Christmas lights for the same reasons I gave for the Christmas tree.
  • Anything red. Red is the colour most associated with Christmas. Pack it away.
  • Christmas themed decor… I don’t think you need me to explain why again.
  • Anything classically Christmas such as: anything with Santa, elves, red trucks, or gnomes

How To Decorate For Winter After Christmas 

If you’re like most people, you probably take down your Christmas decorations shortly after the holidays. But why not keep the winter spirit alive by decorating your home for winter? There are lots of ways to do this, and it doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming.

Starting Point

One of the most common challenges people face when decorating their home for winter is knowing what to include. If you’re unsure of where to begin, a good place to begin is with your porch or entryway. This is the first space guests will see when they come to your home, so you want to make sure it’s winter-ready.

Start by adding a winter themed doormat and some winter-themed decor to your porch or entryway. A winter themed wreath on the front door is also a pleasant greeting. This will help set the tone for the rest of your home. A basket of guest slippers sitting by the front door is a nice and cozy touch.

Touch of Real Greenery

One of the best ways to chase away the winter blues is to add a little bit of greenery to your home.

  • Potted plants are an easy way to do this, and they can provide both a splash of color and a touch of natural beauty. Go with winter plants like Christmas cactus or amaryllis bulbs.
  • Cut flowers in whites, creams, and greens are another great option, and they can be easily rotated to keep things looking fresh.
  • Pine boughs are still appropriate after the holidays. So don’t shy away from using these nor pine cones, cedar, or winter berries in ivory, white, or blue.

Best of all, these simple additions require very little maintenance. So if you’re looking for an easy way to add some life to your home this winter, bring in some greenery.

Blankets and Throws

As the weather gets colder, there’s nothing better than snuggling up under a blanket with a cup of hot cocoa.

Blankets and throws are not only cozy and comfortable, but they can also add a touch of style to your home decor. Drape a couple of blankets over your furniture or hang them on walls for a cozy, winter-inspired look. You can also try layering different textures and colors for a more inviting space. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect blanket or throw to keep you warm all winter long.

Winter-Themed Decor

As winter finally arrives, it’s time to start thinking about how to cozy up your home. One great way to do this is by adding some winter-themed decor. Look for winter-themed accessories, candles, or other small decorations to add a touch of winter to your home.

You can also use these items to accessorize your existing decor. For example, you could place a candle lantern on your dining room table, or arrange a winter themed tiered tray for the side hutch. Whatever you choose, adding a few seasonal accents will help you create a warm and inviting space that’s perfect for the cold weather months.

Change Up Your Colour Scheme

One of the easiest ways to give your home a fresh look for the winter months is to change up your colour scheme. Blue, white, and gray are all colours that evoke a sense of chilliness, which can be perfect for getting into the winter spirit.

You don’t have to go overboard – simply adding a few accents in these colours can make all the difference. A blue throw blanket, some white candles, or a few gray pillows can help to give your home a whole new feel.

So if you’re looking for an easy way to switch things up this winter, consider changing your colour palette. It’s a small change that can have a big impact.

Winter-Themed Wall Art

Looking for a fun and festive way to decorate your home for the holidays? Why not get creative with some winter-themed wall art?

You can go as simple or as elaborate as you like. This is a great way to add some personal touches to your home decor. Plus, it’s a great way to get into the winter mood! Purchase these pieces on sale or why not try creating your own?

Texture Is Key

When it comes to creating a cozy living room, texture is key. These are all great ways to add a touch of warmth and luxury to your home:

  • Faux fur can be used to upholster furniture or line cushions. The soft texture and fluffy look of faux furs just perfectly lends its self to winter decorating.
  • Knitted blankets make for perfect layering pieces on beds, chairs, or couches. A blanket ladder also adds vertical visual appeal along with texture.
  • Soft rugs are ideal for both style and comfort, and can help to define different areas in an open-plan space. Don’t want to spend a fortune on a large carpet, no problem. Consider adding smaller, winter inspired throw rugs around the beds, in the hallway, or under the kitchen sink.
  • A basket of warm shawls not only looks great but is practical as well. Your guests will love this added touch when they come in from the cold outdoors.
  • Leather, burlap, and pompoms are all easy ways to add a touch of winter texture to fabrics, candles, and vases.

By incorporating a variety of cozy textures, you can create an inviting and stylish living room that is perfect for relaxing in.

Get All The Printables!

Sign up now to receive unlimited access to the At Jenny’s Place Free Printable Library. By signing up, you will gain unlimited access to all past, present, and future printables available in the library.

Join now and unlock the full potential of the At Jenny’s Place Free Printable Library!

Add A Touch Of Wood

During the winter months the trees are bare and the branches finally get their chance to shine. So why not bring a little bit of this indoors and bring this little touch of winter to your home decor. Why not try:

  • Making a long candle holder using a birch branch cut in half lengthwise. Next, drill a few holes using a drill bit. Make the holes large enough so that each can hold a tea candle.
  • Using thin branches to hang paper snowflakes or stars from. Makes a simple and charming wall art or hang in front of window.
  • Stack a nice tall bundle of wood logs beside the fire even if it’s a fake one. Wood by a fireplace even if it’s not lit just gives off winter vibes.
  • Create large wood signs with winter images or message on them. Add a nice thick frame to up the look.

Cozy Reading Nook

As the days grow shorter and the weather grows colder, it can be tempting to spend all of our time indoors. And one fabulous way to do that is to set up a cozy reading nook.

A comfortable chair and plenty of pillows are essential for any reading nook but in winter, you’ll also want to make sure you also have a blanket or two on hand. Add some captivating books and magazines, a few scented candles, and a reading lamp. If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, consider setting up your reading nook near it so you can stay warm and cozy all winter long.

Whether you’re reading your favorite book or simply enjoying the quiet of the outdoors, a winter reading nook is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

Change Out Your Window Treatments

One simple way to add a touch of winter to your home decor is to change out your window treatments. Swap out light, airy curtains for heavier drapes in rich, jewel-toned hues. Or, flank blinds with festive winter-feeling curtain panels.

This small change can help to create a warm and inviting ambiance in your home during the colder months. And when the weather starts to warm up again, simply switch back to your original window treatments. This easy decor trick is a great way to give your home a fresh look for the new season.

LED Mini Lights

When the days start getting shorter and the nights get longer, it can be easy to start feeling a little down. But there’s no need to let the winter blues get you down!

One way to brighten up your home and chase away the gloom is to string up some LED mini lights. These cheerful little lights create a warm and inviting atmosphere, perfect for snuggling up with a good book or sharing fun moments with family and friends.

Plus, they’re very energy-efficient, so you can enjoy them without guilt. So go ahead and add some string lights to your decorating repertoire – your home (and your mood) will thank you for it!


Candles are a great way to add some extra warmth and coziness to your home during the winter months. They also make for beautiful decoration, and there are endless ways to incorporate them into your winter decor.

Here are a few ideas for how to decorate for winter after Christmas using the simple candle:

  • Group candles of different sizes and heights together on a mantle or shelf. Add some greenery or other accents to complete the look.
  • Fill a bowl with winter colored candles and place it in the center of your coffee table or dining room table.
  • Arrange several candles in a line down the center of your dining table. This is especially lovely if you have a long table runner.
  • Get creative with other candle holders – try using mason jars, teacups, or even wine glasses.

​With so many ways to decorate with candles, there’s no reason not to enjoy their beauty and warmth all winter long!

Jenny’s Finishing Thoughts On How To Decorate For Winter After Christmas

Winter inspired decor is a great way to make your home feel warm and welcoming during the colder months. By following a few of these easy tips and simple decor ideas you’ll be sure to have a cozy and comfortable home all winter long.

Now that you know how to decorate your home for winter after Christmas, it’s time to get started. So set aside some winter-themed decor, create a few DIYs, and get ready to enjoy a cozy winter in your winter friendly home.

Did you find this post helpful or inspirational? Save This Pin to your Winter Decor board on Pinterest.

If you liked this post you may also enjoy:

AJP Top Favorite DIYs A Year’s Worth

Similar Posts