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How To Create A Cozy Winter Home After Christmas

Holidays | December 28, 2018

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After Christmas is over, I’ve oftentimes felt the need to get our decorations down on Christmas day (or soon thereafter). But this year, I’m leaving up several elements of my Christmas decor that can easily transition into winter decor.

Cozy winter decor is all about the glow of candles, twinkling lights, warm blankets, and natural winter elements that bring touches of nature inside.

I’m excited to help you create this look in your own home by sharing with you 10 budget-friendly pieces that capture the cozy winter look you’re going for.

Photo credit: Walmart

Photo credit: Walmart

  1. Pom-Pom Blanket

    A pom-pom blanket is a fun way to add texture and whimsy to your decorating, and for winter, they can be an effective focal point when textures are key to cozy decor. This pom-pom blanket is perfect for the look. Two more wonderful options can be found here and here.

Photo credit: Walmart

Photo credit: Walmart

2. Olive buckets

Olive buckets are a captivating way to display winter greenery such as cedar or pine clippings. They add a metal texture that looks wonderful with soft textures such as knit and Sherpa blankets. These buckets are a great deal right now! Another wonderful option can be found here.

Photo credit: Walmart

Photo credit: Walmart

3. Seagrass basket

A seagrass basket is one of my favorites too, year-round! This basket is so perfect with leather handles. These work well set atop hutches or holding pillows, plants, or blankets. Two more wonderful options can be found here and here.

Photo credit: Walmart

Photo credit: Walmart

4. Winter Wreath

Farmhouse style includes wreaths year-round, and this wreath is perfect for winter. It looks terrific with woods, metals, and other farmhouse textures. Wreaths work well as added layers over chippy windows and mirrors, and above doorways. Two more wonderful options can be found here and here.

Photo credit: Walmart

Photo credit: Walmart

5. Mercury glass string lights

I LOVE these string lights! These are so pretty and add the twinkle you want for a cozy winter look. String lights like these look perfect layered over winter garland, draped on a headboard, or as a garland on your fireplace. Another wonderful option can be found here.

Photo credit: Walmart

Photo credit: Walmart

6. Buffalo check throw pillow

Buffalo-check pillows are an awesome farmhouse staple. This gray check pillow is an excellent pairing with any winter color palette. Mix these pillows with various cream-colored pillows that vary from furry to cable knit and you will capture the perfect farmhouse style look. Another wonderful option can be found here.

Photo credit: Walmart

Photo credit: Walmart

7. Black Lanterns

I really love the look of black lanterns, especially in the winter. They look fantastic by a fireplace or various heights stacked by your front door. These lanterns have nice, clean lines, and would look beautiful holding battery-powered candles or mercury ornaments. Another wonderful option can be found here.

Photo credit: Walmart

Photo credit: Walmart

8. Battery Powered Candles

Speaking of battery-powered candles, these are a wonderful option. Battery-powered candles can go anywhere. Some of my favorite places for them are on the mantel (utilizing various heights), set inside glass hurricanes, inside lanterns, or in a rustic box layered with winter greenery clippings. Another wonderful option can be found here.

Photo credit: Walmart

Photo credit: Walmart

9. Birch logs

When I think of cozy winter decor, it involves sitting around a warm fire. I’ve always enjoyed seeing stacked wood by the fireplace, but another way to get that natural feel around the fireplace is stacking birch logs. These birch logs are great to also set as a part of a winter vignette. And wonderful ideas is this one for your fireplace!

Photo credit: Walmart

Photo credit: Walmart

10. Winter pine cones

Pine cones have been used as a Christmas decor piece for years and keeping them through the winter as decor is a great way to continue their use. These pine cones are small enough to be placed in a bowl atop your coffee table or hung on limbs you’ve gathered from your yard. And these larger pine cones are a lovely and festive option too.

Want even more ideas? Check these out below:

  1. Faux fur stool found here.
  2. Plaid throw found here.
  3. Jute runner or rug found here.
  4. Chunky knit blanket found here.
  5. Prelit winter tree found here.
  6. Favorite candles found here.
  7. Faux Eucalyptus plant found here.
  8. 2 ft. Wood Vessel Tree found here.
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I hope you walk away inspired to create a cozy winter home now that Christmas is over. By adding twinkling lights, the glow of candles, various baskets, or soft blankets and pillows, you will feel like staying home and sitting by a warm fire!

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