Sharing easy tips for transitioning from Christmas to Winter Decor
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Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great holiday season and although I am sad that it is over, there is something so recharging about starting a new year. It’s a great time to reflect on this past year and set new goals for the future. It is also a great time to switch out the Christmas decor and get cozy for the winter.
After putting away all the Christmas decor our house started to feel a little empty and the winter blues began to set in. After all the Christmas magic, “what’s next?” I think we all feel this way after the holidays. Today I’m sharing my approach on how to decorate after Christmas. The best part is you can still enjoy some of your favorite decor items.
I started with this room in our house. If you look back at my Christmas Home Tour, this room had our Christmas tree and a ton of red accents.
4 STEPS TO TRANSITION FROM CHRISTMAS TO WINTER DECOR
1. Remove all the Red
For me, this is the most important step to transitioning from Christmas to winter decor. Red is a classic Christmas color, simply removing all traces of it will instantly transform your space. This personally works really well for me because I love neutrals and Christmas is really the only time I use red in my decor.
2. Purge / Organize/ Simplify
I like to simplify my decor after Christmas. Less is more as you head into winter. This is also a great time to organize and declutter. After removing all the red I also remove any item that screams Christmas and can not be used for winter decor. For example, signs that say Christmas, ornaments, nativity scene. etc. This is the also the perfect opportunity to purge any decor that you didn’t use or that you are just no longer loving. You can sell, donate or gift it, but it is best to get rid of it now. New Year, clean slate!
3. Leave out the Winter Greens
One of my favorite decor items to keep out for winter are winter sprigs (think evergreens and pines), garlands, trees, and wreaths. In this space, I left out this mini tree and placed it in a vintage croc. It is giving me all the winter vibes. This works because the tree does not have any lights or ornaments. Flocked trees are debatable, I prefer to pack those away.
4. Keep it Neutral and Cozy
Winter is the perfect time to display those cozy knit pillows and chunky blankets. Cozy is my favorite and I love a good excuse to wrap up in a cozy warm blanket. I also added plush velvet green pillows to add some color, green is the perfect neutral for winter. I love keeping my color scheme neutral and its perfect for winter because it creates a fresh clean vibe.
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As much as I love Christmas it always feels good to get back to a normal routine and get the house back in order. I hope these simple tips make it easy for you to transition your own home from Christmas to winter. I would love to hear when you’re taking your decor down or if you have any tips on making the transition. Let me know in the comments. Thank you for stopping by the blog today!
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I love this!!! I always feel sad with the lack of decor after the holidays as well. Could you please let me know what species your mini tree is? I’ve been considering adding one to my decor.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. This is actually a 3 ft artificial pine tree. I got it at Walmart for $15.
Ramona Carter says
Love the rug. Can you tell me where to find one too?
Love this rug could you please share where it’s from !
Hi Abbie, this rug is from https://shop.wellwoven.com/
What is the name of the well woven rug?
I love your cozy space! I’m currently decluttering and repainting my home to reflect a similar look. I’m on the hunt for oversized chairs and these look amazing. Are they from Pottery Barn?
Thank You so much! This chair is from Ikea, its the Ektorp Chair and very inexpensive!
Laine Nowell says
Hi Michael, Love this space, its so inviting and calming. I see I am late to the party, but just found you. What did you cover the chair in. I see the Ektorp chair at IKEA, but it black. Yours looks so pleasing with the white.
Thank you, your style is awesome.
Ikea just discontinued the Ektorp, that is why you are not seeing the white. They replaced it with the UPPLAND series, I believe they have a white option.
I love this neutral palette for de stressing after Christmas and relaxing into the new year.
I’m looking for the beaded strand you have displayed on the dresser. Where did you find it? Thanks!
Thank You Susan! These are from the Hearth and Hand line at Target. I have a link to them in this post https://michealadianedesigns.com/rustic-christmas-antique-mantle/
Loving these ideas! I love the look of clean and crisp decor. It’s bittersweet after Christmas but definitely helps me to move on to the rest of the season! Great job Micheala.
Thank you Alex!
Your space is beautiful and cozy. Quick question…we are getting our hardwood floors redone and I love the color of yours. Do you know what finish they are? Thanks 🙂
I’d love to know the same! Just sent screenshots to my brother about it.
I do not know the exact stain color as they were done when we moved in, but when we color-matched dark walnut was a good match.
What is the name of the well woven rug so I can find it on their site? Thanks. Would love to see more sourcing from you, love your style!
Here is the link https://shop.wellwoven.com/products/maxwell-vintage-modern-blue-rug. Thank you so much for the feedback!
I love your space all around!! What is the name of that wall paint color?????
Thank you Ashley! The wall color is Sherwin Williams Sea Salt.
Karen A Harper says
I love your style, your home is so gorgeous. I’m so glad to have found you an instagram.
Thank you so much Karen!
This is the perfect neutral tones but still warm and inviting! Where did you find those curtains? I am looking for a neutral color exactly like that for our bedroom that blocks out light. Those look like they would be perfect!
Thank you! The curtains were made from paint drop cloths. I actually have a tutorial here on the blog. https://michealadianedesigns.com/diy-drop-cloth-curtains/
Absolutely love this look!! So beautiful. I love the sign. My Happy Place. Where can I get it?
Thank You so much Debbie! This sign is from https://www.etsy.com/shop/palletsandpeonies. This is a custom sign so just let Christie know which sign you want and she can make it for you.
I love the dresser! Where is it from?
Thank You!! This is an antique find. I actually found it on the side of the road for free! 🙂
I absolutely love this look! Could you possibly tell me the name of this paint color and who makes it?
Hi Claire! This is Sherwin Williams Sea salt. You can find more details in this post https://michealadianedesigns.com/farmhouse-paint-colors/
Suhana Morgan says
I hope you had a lovely holiday. Enjoyed your tips and got some great ideas. Now, I am planing to after Christmas home ideas.
Thank you so much!
chris henry says
A year later and it’s still great and timeless advice. I needed that!
So happy it was helpful!
Pat Jones says
Love the clean look, your style is great.
What color did you use for the walls. I love it!!
Sea Salt by Sherwin Williams
Oh how I love this room. The colors, textures, and style. It’s such a welcoming, calming, and comforting look. Great tips, thank you.
Thank you for the sweet comment!
Everything is absolutely beautiful! I was actually looking to buy those chairs! Are they cozy!?
Hi Sarah! These chairs are super cozy and oversized. I think they are great for the price.
Thank you for sharing, I love all of this decor! So cozy! How do you like the Maxwell blue area rug in your living room? I have a large rug in my bedroom and always have to get a professional rug cleaning because it gets so dirty, so I’m looking for a better brand of rug… but I’m kind of nervous to order one off of Amazon.
We love this rug. The quality is great and the brand Well Woven is one of my favorites.
Amelia Jackson says
Wow, I didn’t realize how much difference red made in a space! As per your recommendation, I left only neutrals and greens in my home and I love it more already. We recently got our floors resurfaced and the dark stain with our neutrals really creates a cozy vibe, perfect for January! Thanks for the inspo!