Try these pretty winter decorating ideas for transiting after the holidays to add global wintery decor to your home all season long.
Happy New Year friend! I took a lovely two week vacation from blogging to spend time with my family. We traveled to Osaka, Japan and explored Kyoto, Nara, and Kobe with some friends while we were there. I’m also officially a year older since I’ve talked to you last! (Did I ever tell you my twin and I are Christmas babies?) How was your holiday? Are you making any New Year’s resolutions?
Well The Global Styler series continuing for another year and I’m so glad! I just love creating globally influenced decorating ideas and decor along side my talented friends every month. Casa Watkins Living, A Designer at Home, and I are sharing some fabulous global winter decorating ideas to transition from Christmas to winter. Check out the easy decorating tips below!
5 winter decorating ideas for after Christmas
Before you put away all your Christmas and holiday decor this year, consider using these decorating ideas throughout winter!
- Leave out furs, winter pillows, and global textiles. Use them in unexpected places!
Our ikat throw was used as Christmas tree skirt and didn’t make a far trip to the piano lid to protect it from kitty paws. I added another layer of interest (and protection) with a table runner. Nothing says Hygge (cozy) winter decor like layered textiles. (Read all about Hygge!)
Sheepskins are wonderful just about anywhere! Place them on the back of a chair, sofa, or over a table or ottoman. You could also drape them over a stair banister or hang it straight on the wall. Get crazy and layer fur on fur!
- Don’t put away all your Christmas lights. Keep white lights or fairly lights out for a soft glow on your mantel, in your house plants, or in a pretty container.
What I miss the most about Christmas decor is the tree lit up so having a few fairy lights through winter is wonderful for late nights and dark mornings.
- If you have any Christmas ornaments with wintery hues like fur, wood, or mercury glass, display them in a pretty bowl. Don’t be afraid to add a faux air-plant or succulent to the mix!
A couple of our large fur ball ornaments sit in a wonderfully textured ceramic Japanese bowl (thrifted!).
- Have fun with winter vignettes. Keep out your bottle brush trees and other woodsy flora.
On our recent trip to Kyoto we picked up some darling ceramic houses in a cute little shop near the Philosophers path (if you are familiar with the city). I mixed them with some old bottle brush trees to create a small village on our mantel. Perfect with twinkle lights and faux moss garland!
I also left out our metallic pinecones from our global Christmas decor.
- Don’t forget forest fauna! If you are anything like us, we love mixing deer and other woodland critters into our Christmas decor so why not leave them out all winter? (Feathers are great too!)
It’s nice to have our bookshelf back in order but it’s fun to leave out a few Christmas decor like a white deer head, antlers, and other animals. Do you have any favorite Christmas decorations that stay out through the season? Would you try any of these ideas?
Don’t forget to check out my friends’ tips for transitioning from Christmas to winter decorating.
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