I love Christmas decorations. I love how all the greenery adds warmth to the house. I love decorating the tree with the kids and the excitement they get when they add the “special” ornaments to the tree. I love cuddling on the couch by the glow of hundreds of twinkling white lights with mugs of hot chocolate. It’s all so cozy and then… Christmas is over and it’s time for the decorations to come down.
While winter is cold, that’s no reason for your house to feel chilly. Here are few tips for moving from Christmas décor to Winter décor.
- Downplay the red – Nothing says Christmas more than red and green décor so eliminating or toning down the red is great place to start.
- Try neutral color scheme – Christmas is time of celebration and that celebration is often accompanied by bright colors and shiny decorations. In contrast, winter décor should have more muted and natural colors. As much as I love color, winter is great time to switch up a room’s accessories and try a more monochromatic look.
- Keep it simple. – Focus on a few key element without feeling the need to fill up every inch of space. As the new year brings a fresh start, clean lines and a more minimalist approach can help you bring that uncluttered, fresh start feeling to your rooms.
After taking down the Christmas décor, and applying the three tips above, I modified and rearranged my mantel to transition it from Christmas to Winter.
Here are some other great examples of simple winter mantels:
I love the canvas art on this winter mantel. I start humming every time I look at this pic! 🙂
Source: Hymns and Verses
Lastly, here’s a very simple white winter mantel from The Lily Pad Cottage with adorable quote art is another great example of how to tone down color without creating a cold sterile feel.