The holiday season is such a great time of the year around my home. Starting in October, Halloween decorations go up, transitioning to fall decor and then onto Christmas. For these three months, my home feels magical! But, when January rolls around, and it is time for it all to come down, I am often left feeling blah from the bareness. But I have discovered a better way!
For the past few years, I have been finding ways to transition my home from Christmas to winter decor. It keeps a little cheer around the house without feeling like Christmas has overstayed. I have even found ways to leave a little Christmas up without feeling like I am holding on too tight.
Here are five tricks that help me switch from Christmas to Winter Decor with ease:
Keep the Pine but Swap out the Color
Pine trees, pine cones, and frosted greenery all scream Christmas, especially when mixed with red poinsettias and holiday bulbs. But switch out the red, remove the bulbs and add a little blue, and you now have winter.
Use Mirrored Vases and Urns
There is something about how mirrors add sparkle and isn’t sparkle a large part of Christmas and winter? At Christmas, I put mirrored vases out with poinsettias and again snow-covered pine cones. So when it comes to changing to winter, I flip the poinsettias out for blue or white flowers, keep the pine cones, and voila!
Poinsettias Come in Other Colors than Just Red
Did you know that poinsettia plants aren’t only red? Some of my favorites are off white. If you mix a couple of these into your Christmas decor, they can stick around your home for the months to come. And if you decorate for Valentine’s day, the pink poinsettias transition great into February.
Cotton Plants Give the Illusion of Snowballs
At first glance, you might not associate cotton plants with winter. But, take another look at how their white fluff looks a bit like snow. Place them in an icy blue vase, and they really look more like snow!
My welcome basket also gets a little cotton added to it. Combined with red and white flowers and my typically spring filled basket now says, “welcome winter.”
You Can’t Fail with Blues and Whites
Winter invokes images of snow, ice, blue, and cold. Use that imagery to your advantage! Anywhere you are at a loss for what to decorate with, use blue and white colors. The simple switch to these icy shades will quickly change your holiday decor to a snow-covered haven.
Hopefully, with just a few quick switches, you feel less of the winter blah and more like you live in a winter wonderland!
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