Having winter decorations that can stay up after the holidays can save you time, money, and the stress of figuring out how to decorate and when. You can show off your seasonal decorations in a fun and festive way without having to make any changes before and during the actual holidays. Here’s how!
6 Winter Decorations That Can Stay Up After the Holidays
Use these ideas to be inspired for decorating in a versatile way this winter and holiday season.
Decorate glass candle lanterns, vases, and votives with garland.
Candles are classic decor staples for the winter season. Instead of just placing candles inside lanterns, vases, and notives, consider adding an extra touch with garland. Easily create the garland using foliage from outside or faux greenery from the Dollar Store. Wrap it around craft wire and then tie it around the glass. Add an extra touch by incorporating juniper berries, white berries, or fresh herbs.
Use evergreen wreaths when decorating your doors.
Evergreen is another universal winter decor that can easily be tweaked for Christmas should you want to add some holiday-specific decorations around your home. Depending on where you live, you can head outdoors and pick some fresh evergreen from a pine tree. Winter is also the season for pinecones, acorns, and berries. If you can’t get these locally, simply head to the Dollar Store as they’re sure to have some in stock!
Create versatile winter-themed garland.
Garland can be used a number of ways and places. Whether you want to decorate a mantel above your fire place, use garland on your Christmas tree, or hang it on the wall or door, here are some ideas for you to try:
- Giant Pom Garland (A Beautiful Mess)
- Snowy Pinecone Garland (Town & Country Living)
- Farmhouse Wood Bead Garland (Making Joy and Pretty Things)
- Twisted Felt Garland (Purl Soho)
- Gingerbread Letters Garland (Hello Wonderful)
Put together a rustic winter centerpiece.
Centerpieces are the perfect winter decor that can be used to decorate small spaces or large spaces a like. They can quickly add a decorative touch to living room tables, side tables, dining room tables, and so on. The easiest route to go is to start with a base that can be built upon. These can be plates, candle holders, or even pumpkins that have been gutted and prepped for holding things.
Then, add seasonal additions such as flowers, spruce branches, pinecones, acorns, or even faux fruits of the season. A Piece of Rainbow used an old tin can wrapped in burlap ribbon and filled it with pine and pinecones. Easy peasy!
Incorporate Snowy Decor
One thing that comes with most winters is snow. Even if the area where you live doesn’t get much, you can still include it in your winter decor. Think icicle branches, bleached branches and pinecones, and a big glass jug filled with faux snow and sticks from outside.
Go for the winter whites.
From your throw blankets and accent pillows to wall signs and decor accents, you can’t go wrong with the white color palette. Going with a lot of whites also makes it easy to incorporate other colors, especially those of the Christmas season. White and other bright colors are also known to help with the winter blues since the days are shorter and it tends to be a bit more gloomy.
Tips to Consider with Winter Decorations
Regardless of the style, you plan to go with, remember to keep a streamlined theme. This will help things flow much better and be easier to work with if/when you want to change things up a bit. Also, instead of focusing on the number of decor pieces, look more for texture. One big greenery wreath and a small lantern can be much more appealing (and easier on you) rather than trying to fill a wall full of pieces.
Lastly, keep your elements natural, and your lighting soft, and keep it simple. A clean and simple look can go a long way and not take much effort on your part. After all, the ultimate goal is to be happy with your living space. Everything else is just an added perk!
I hope you enjoy these winter decoration ideas. Which ones stood out most to you? Let me know in the comments below. Also, feel free to share your winter decoration ideas!