Yes, Christmas has come and gone, but don’t be sad - you can just decorate for winter! Put away the wrapping paper and the lights, it’s time to get cracking down on some wintery decor ideas. Whether these are winter home decorations or winter decorating ideas for classrooms you can be sure to find something that works for you. Just scroll below to take a look.

"Despite all I have seen and experienced, I still get the same simple thrill out of glimpsing a tiny patch of snow in a high mountain gully and feel the same urge to climb toward it." - Edmund Hillary

The Transition

Sometimes simple white contrasts can be the most eye-catching
The contrast can be relaxing and pleasing. Source: HGTV

The Christmas tree is no more, and leaving an empty space in the room it once occupied. That space is just begging to be filled. Making the transition from Christmas decor into winter decor doesn’t have to be a chore. It can be fun and exciting. DIY winter decorating ideas can include:

  • Natural birch candle holders
  • Wooden furniture painted white
  • Rustic metal planters
  • Simple blank pillows
  • Milk and cream color scheme
  • Wreaths, both indoor and outdoor
  • Pine cones
  • Branches as decor
  • White seashells
  • Silver and gold patterns
  • Paper lanterns

The Table

A wooden table can accommodate all the guests
Rustic wood gives a great feel to family sit down dinners. Source: Tumblr

Just because Christmas and Thanksgiving meals have passed, that doesn’t mean you should put away your entire dinner table! There are still a lot of possibilities to be had when it comes to kitchen and dining room decor. Many homes find that the best look for a warm, inviting atmosphere is with rustic country winter decor. The look and feel of wood and nature tend to go a long way in preserving a family friendly environment. Try out some of the following table ideas:

  • Twigs in a vase
  • Flowers in a jar
  • Mason jars
  • Golden metallic napkin holders
  • Benches for seats (especially with kids)
  • Spray-painted pine cones
  • Little DIY reindeer figurines
  • Tiny plastic pine trees
  • Winter scene in a vase
  • Sweater vases
  • Leaves

Winter Decor Around the Home

The fireplace mantel is ripe with decor options
Winter decor can go perfectly with the fireplace. Source: HGTV

But it’s not all about cool color tones and natural DIY pieces, decorating for the colder season post-Christmas is also about keeping the home looking warm and cozy. You can decorate for winter with these simple tips. Make the most out of these ideas:

  • Wrap your vases
  • Display little arctic animals
  • Light aromatic candles
  • Add a splash of color with a force bulb
  • Instead of adding more light, add more mirrors
  • Decorate the fireplace mantel
  • Use winter planters
  • Opt for light colored linens

Rustic Rules

Different decor options can sync well with each other.
Nothing quite beats the rustic vibes that decor can accomplish. Source: Room edit

There’s just something about rustic decor that seems to strike a chord with winter. Country winter decor cannot be beat. Bonus points if you’re able to craft the decor yourself. There’s just something intrinsically satisfying about making DIY rustic decor for the winter. Here’s how to make winter wonderland decorations.

  • No-sew pillows
  • Mirror art
  • Old crates as decor
  • Fur letters
  • Mason jar light crafts
  • Snowy pinecones
  • Stoneware Crock planters
  • Crochet stars
  • Holiday wooden signs
  • DIY snowflakes
  • Pine tree vases
  • Outdoor planters with lights
  • Birch projects

Embrace the Winter

The majority of the transitioning process is simply in embracing the winter. Go for that cool color scheme in your decor that just screams “winter wonderland.” Spray paint everything in silver and gold. Put wreaths on every door. There are lots of different winter home decorations. Accent your room with pearls, berries, and garlands for a festive yuletide spirit in every room in the house. Look for any winter decorating ideas Pinterest might have to offer.

Last but Not Least: The Porch

Don't forget the porch decor!
The fine decor options that can go on a porch. Source: Dandelion Patina

Of course your home’s exterior should not be ignored either. So attack the porch with every sort of winter festive decor you can imagine. Of course the first and easiest piece will be the wreath. This is also a great one to DIY.

Do you have any design ideas on decorating after Christmas? What are your favorite decor pieces this time of year? Let us know in the comments below!

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