Adding Winter Touches at Home

As the holidays come and go, it feels empty when the house is “undecorated”. I wrestle with whether to take down decorations and start the new year with a clean slate, or to keep some around and transition slowly so it feels cozy in the winter months.

This year I opted to keep decorations scattered (which has been my decision the last few years), but changed the color scheme to something more appropriate than red and green.

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You’ll notice that my tree is still standing. Yep! The glow of the lights is hard to beat on a cold winter night. I just can’t bring myself to put it away yet. It makes the living room look like an evergreen forest…

…If a “forest” were to consist of a single tree.

In reality, all the pillows tend to end up in the floor (which is totally fine), but I think having different textures adds a little warmth. I kept the snowflake pillows from Christmas (snowflakes/winter…it works, right?) and brought back the turquoise from my typical color scheme. That will also make it easier to transition to normalcy. It’s all about baby steps!

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Centerpieces are a great way to quickly add color or visual interest. This bird house will definitely be a focal point throughout the spring and summer with changes to the greenery.

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With a few minor tweaks to the type of greens used, I think several of these decorations will last through winter. Some could even transition into spring! Okay, maybe not the garland and trees.

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