How to Transition from Fall to Winter Decor

Have you been wondering how to transition from fall to winter decor without feeling stressed and overwhelmed? In this post, I’m going to share some practical, tried, and true ways to make redecorating your home for the season easier and more efficient. Be sure to bookmark this page and save it to your favorite seasonal decor Pinterest board.

How to Transition from Fall to Winter Decor

Giving your home a seasonal uplift is much easier than you think. With the tips and advice below, you don’t have to worry about changing your style, unless you absolutely want to.

Start with rearranging your furniture.

Depending on the layout of your home, moving a few key pieces of furniture can help maximize the transition from fall to winter. For example, if you have a fireplace, you may want to pull your sitting pieces closer to it to prepare for cooler weather. 

Now would also be a good time to add a few extra throw pillows and blankets. Also, consider putting non-sitting furniture in front of windows or other spaces that may have a draft.

Change up your window treatments.

If you’ve had the same curtains up since you moved in, try exchanging them out for something different. You can help keep warmer weather in by adding thermal curtains, which are also energy efficient. Suede, tweed, and velvet are the fabrics you’ll want to go for and these can be found in all colors and sizes. Don’t hesitate to add some sheers as an added layer for when you want to open your curtains but still provide protection from the cold.

Keep the greenery going.

If you went with a farmhouse theme for fall, then chances are you incorporated some natural elements such as greenery. If not, no worries. This is an inexpensive accessory that can easily (and quickly) be added to any space in your home. Think fireplace mantel, staircases, and even an updated winter wreath. Greenery says all things winter and is easy to add to.

Upscale some of your fall decor.

Fall decor such as pine cones, acorns, lanterns, and signs can easily be turned into winter decor. Add some faux frost on pinecones and acorns or simply place them with winter-style greenery. They are also perfect for creating a winter wreath too.

Swap out whatever is in your lanterns for an easy winter-theme display by filling them with faux snow and winter trees. And if your sign has another side that can be decorated, flip it and paint it with a winter greeting.

Create an inexpensive candle arrangement.

Candles are another accessory that can be used as an inexpensive way to transition between the fall and winter seasons, especially if you had them out already. Making a candle arrangement of neutral to dark colors is an eye-catching way to welcome the comforts of the winter season. Add some depth to the arrangement by using candles of different sizes and placing some on tiers or in vases. Then, add a few embellishments such as frosted bottle brush trees, a mirror backdrop, and silver tinsel.

Dodge the winter blues by keeping some color.

Fall is filled with lots of colors – reds, oranges, yellows, and the like. Keep one (or more) of those colors around as you begin decorating for the winter. Red may seem most ideal as it’s a perfect transition color for Christmas decor, but you can also keep orange and/or yellow as a way to easily brighten up a space.

At the end of the day, keep it simple.

Sometimes less is more. If winter isn’t a season that you’re too thrilled to decorate for, don’t worry about trying to do too much. A simple front door wreath, a rearrangement of furniture, and a few extra blankets may be all you want to do. And that’s okay! Keeping it simple will give you the energy for when you actually do want to decorate!

Final Thoughts

Use the ideas, tips, and suggestions above to transition from fall to winter decor in a way that will leave you happy with the space you’re in. How do you transition your decor from one season to the next? Share your ideas and suggestions in the comments below!

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