Well, we made it. We decked the halls and trimmed the tree. But now that Christmas is over and it’s like… now what?
We’ve spent so much time decorating for Christmas are we really ready to take it all down and start over?
I mean, here in NH we’re in the dead of winter, so taking out Spring decor might look a little silly and definitely far too premature.
To be totally honest, I love the natural and earthy elements of my Christmas decor and I try and hold on to them as long as possible. I’m just not ready to say goodbye to it all quite yet.
Thankfully, there is a way to keep all the greenery without it looking too “Christmassy”.
I’ll show you how to transition from your Christmas decor to winter decor below with only a few simple steps! Then, be sure to stick around for a short “winter decor” tour of my home!
The first step to ridding your home of Christmas and bringing in more winter decor is to get rid of all the Santas. I don’t know if your house even has Santas, but if it does… it’s time to say goodbye.
This can also mean any sign that says Christmas or phrases we associate with Christmas time. Like “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, “Silent Night Holy Night”, etc.
The second step is to takeout all of those bright Chrismassy reds and replace them with lighter and whiter tones for the New Year.
We associate white and bright tones with a clean slate which is perfect for the New Year.
This is where I feel a bit hypocritical. My home has reds all year long. I have red boho rugs and pops of red in decor all throughout my home. So I actually keep my red Christmas decor like my poinsettias, dinnerware, etc.
My third tip on transitioning from Christmas decor to Winter decor is to bring in as many natural elements as you can.
Fill those bowls with pinecones, add evergreen branches to your vases, keep those pine wreaths in those windows, and leave those bare or lighted threes throughout your home.
My fourth and last tip on bringing winter decor in and transitioning Christmas decor out is to keep all those cozies right where they are!
And by this I mean throw pillows and blankets. I have them everywhere in my living areas. I have them in baskets, draped over chairs and ottomans, and stacked on the ground.
I never want to be more than an arm’s length from a warm blanket… well, because it’s cold!! I definitely don’t want my guests (hoping I’ll actually have guests in 2021) to be cold either!