Winter Decor beats out the Bleakness
Wow….. It seems like I am just finishing my mountain of Christmas decor, not to mention sorting through it and storing it back in the storage room. Hard to believe its time to think about Winter decor.
Last year was the first time I did a winter decor theme. Before that the house was stark and bare until March when I could start hoping for a Canadian spring. As I still feel a bit overwhelmed by the Christmas rush, winter decor needs to be simple, quick and easy.
Keep some Christmas Decor
I keep the white from the Christmas decor where ever possible. The white throws, some of the cushions, the white table scarves all stay, as does my white sparkly shower curtain and one sparkly crystal snowflake in the window. I remove the red towels and stay with all white towels in the bathrooms. The red napkins and poinsettia are replaced with white napkins and pine cones.
Add Winter Animals
Add some winter animals. I kept the reindeer art from Christmas, moved the reindeer from the coffee table. I also kept the white sparkly fox from the front foyer, the bear on the mirror in the guest room.
The reindeer cushion from Christmas and the white bunny cushion from spring add cheerfulness.
Make some animal printables or purchase animal artwork. I got this reindeer on sale at Bouclair. It is suppose to be a place mat, I put it into an Ikea frame for instant art.
I collect a series of these bears from a local artist and hang them around my home for the winter months.
I have a few vignettes with clear glass that I will eventually fill with white candy. For the simple winter decor I do not add any cloth liners to the tray.
Keep it Clean and Simple
After the clutter of Christmas the less is more simplicity of Winter decor works for me. Its very nice to have the house rearranged for winter. I think the house looks nice while we wait a long time for spring.
Stay Warm Everyone