Want to bring a little taste of winter inside without overwhelming your house with traditional Christmas decorations? Or perhaps you’re searching for some seasonally-appropriate decor once your presents are unwrapped and your tree is put away. Look no further – we have many ideas for winter decorations for you!
Decorate with Nature
Natural accents are the way to go if you are looking for winter decorating ideas. You might consider adding a few of the following elements to your home:
- Choose boughs of evergreens like pine and fir to decorate your dining room table and fireplace.
- Pinecones, with or without a dusting of artificial snow, are great around candles or as part of a centerpiece.
- Try a glass bowl filled with acorns (caps still included).
- For extra pizazz and staying power, use silver or gold spray paint on large dried leaves, such as those from maples and sycamores. Once dry, use them as accents under vases, lamps, and candle holders.
- Spray-paint twigs to bring extra sparkle to your winter displays.
- Snip small branches of evergreens and use them instead of cut flowers throughout your home. They will bring a pleasant fresh aroma to every room. Put them in a sunny window, and they’ll last even longer.
- Get some natural grape vines (often available at local hobby supply chains), wrap them with ribbons, and decorate them with pine cones or other small baubles or toys.
Add Potted Plants and Flowers
Outside, some plants might be dried up and dormant until spring. But there’s no reason your house has to feel the same way!
Consider a new tropical plant for your entryway or living room. A small tree can bring a lot of joy into a room!
Flowering plants can also help beat the winter doldrums. Consider a long-blooming plant like an orchid or begonia to a side table in a sunny room. Add a cluster of African violets to a bright window or a lush hanging plant in your kitchen.
Why not add a new set of winter-themed throw pillows to your sofa to liven up your living room? You could use a polar bear theme or stick to the traditional holly and ivy. Toss in a seasonal throw blanket or two to warm your tootsies as you snuggle up in the cooler temperatures.
If that doesn’t tickle your fancy, perhaps shift your color scheme for accents to traditional winter colors such as white, silver, and green. A dark green slipcover for a favorite chair accented with white throw pillows could be a show-stopper.
And while you might have fresh flowers or plants elsewhere in your home, you can also decorate with bright clusters of dried flowers and grasses. You can turn them into centerpieces, garlands or wall hangings.
Keep Some Holiday Decorations Around For Spring
Some Christmas ornaments, including those that look like snowflakes and stars, can serve as home accents all winter long. Consider hanging small ornaments like bells or sparkly stars from your dining room chandelier or wrapping an interior column or staircase with white LED lights.
Don’t Forget Your Outdoor Spaces
Does your yard feel empty and sad when you take down all of the holiday decorations? Take heart! Winter is the perfect time to trim away dead branches and plant wildflower seeds and some trees and shrubs. You can decorate with cold-hardy bedding plants such as pansies or grow ornamental cabbages and other cruciferous vegetables.
Outdoor winter decorating ideas don’t need to be planted in the ground to give your house a seasonal touch. You can hang brightly painted birdhouses in your trees and eye-catching lanterns. Consider lining your sidewalk with potted plants you can cover or bring inside when there’s a danger of a frost. Fill window boxes with evergreens like rosemary or small holly plants, and fill the space with painted twigs or pinecones.
Enjoying Your Home Year-Round
While ABC Home & Commercial Services can’t be there to pick out your new upholstery or area rugs, we can help you discourage any winter pests from making their way inside. We can check your home’s exterior to ensure there are no entry points for unwanted guests, such as mice or rats. We can address that pest problem you put off during the holidays or ensure you have preventative measures in place to prevent pesky insects from making themselves at home inside of your house.