I don’t know about anyone else, but taking down the Christmas decorations after the holidays is always so sad here in my house. I love having a real Christmas tree, nutcrackers, festive snowmen, holiday flowers and other beautiful decorations, and the house feels a little empty without them, like there’s just a little less cheer to go around. This winter, I’ve decided to ease the transition with winter decor and am really trying to embrace whatever time of year it is all year long. I’ve realized that just because the holiday decorations are gone doesn’t mean we can’t still fill the house with festive decor and fighting the winter blues starts with a happy home. Today, I’m sharing a few of my budget-friendly decorating tips to make your home winter friendly.
- Pinecones can be your best friend. Yes, pinecones are most common throughout the holidays, but they definitely have a place in your home throughout the winter. I reused
- Lately, I’ve been gravitating towards green and white bouquets at the grocery store because that’s one of the best things about winter…all the green! I wanted to bring more green pines and winter vibes into the house. I don’t always have time to make the local farmer’s market (which is my favorite place for fresh blooms), so Trader Joe’s is always my backup. A few weeks ago that had gorgeous greenery and pinecones and have been replacing the flowers every week with a fresh white bouquet.
- Cinnamon and vanilla are my favorite winter scents. If I’m at home, there’s pretty much always a candle going. I find it to be very soothing, and love having the house smell so great. I live in a three story townhome, but really only like to burn candles on the middle floor since that’s where we spend the majority of our time. For the other areas, I love AirWick winter scents. I’ve also been eyeing an aroma diffuser like this one for our living room. My parents have one in their home and it’s so powerful, plus so many different scents!
- You might recognize the place setting on my dining room table from our tablescape post, but it’s been perfect for winter decor beyond just a holiday dinner party. My home is mostly filled with neutrals, so the silver and winter blue help to amplify those gorgeous winter hues, and add a little extra decor to the table. Don’t be afraid to venture out of your comfort zone and get winter decor for the dining room table that is specific for the season, especially if they’re super affordable like these were. I think it can help to make you more excited for the winter months.
I’d love to hear your recommendations for decorating this time of year, or other ways you spruce up your home for the winter. Share in the comments!