Winter Decor Ideas for 2023
Hello friends and Happy Friday! Welcome to the blog today.
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck
It’s Friday and it’s a beautiful day to have a beautiful day. I hope you’re having a great winter, making great food, checking in with friends and family, and staying hydrated.
It’s really sad to undecorate for Christmas because it seems like all the joy is gone. For me, it was just time for it to go and begin fresh. I think folks were tired of the decor because they rushed and decorated for Christmas right after Halloween.
In that mindset YES I would be tired of Christmas. I started decorating on December 1st and continued to add touches until the 2nd week. This way I have at least 4 weeks to enjoy it (including January). However, once I took everything down my little shelves and surfaces were barren. I had to refer back to the blog and pictures to see what my house looked like pre-holiday.
Since I’ve donated and paired down what I have there really wasn’t much left to work with so I shopped my house and then took to Pinterest and YouTube for some winter decor ideas. Unfortunately, when you type in “winter decor” on Pinterest all you get is Christmas. So I used YouTube and expanded on what I saw.
I hate using the term “trend” meaning trendy and that nothing will last long. I’ve always wanted timeless pieces that I could use year-round and that could be used in any part of my home.
Always in Style
Table & Shelf Decor
You can’t go wrong with vintage pottery-style vases or unique bowls and dried winter florals. Branches or greenery look perfect for the winter. Vintage or modern candle holders and books can also create a stylish vignette. I use tapered candle holders in every style on every surface, as well as books with the covers removed.
I also want to change out the coffee table books we have, even though we don’t have a “real” coffee table due to my small living room. My Ikea bench has been working out well but I really wish I’d gotten something with some storage on the bottom for blankets.
Winter colors can range from dark and moody, to rich, or neutral and faded to mimic a winter environment. Vintage prints or dark pillow covers can also accent your space as well as browns, tans, and creams.
We use all of our spaces in my home so I can’t crowd them with knick-knacks but I do use a few items like small pictures, brass, and wooden pieces.. Small trays are also a great way to corral items like matchsticks, natural wick candles, etc.
Moody Winter Decor
This board is my dream list and I would love to work this in with everything I currently have without taking up too much real estate on my surfaces.
1 – LIVE BEAUTIFUL, AT HOME, AMAZON
2 – DOUBLE WALL SCONCE, DEAR KEATON
3 – CHUNKY THROW BLANKET, CB2
4 – ARENDAHL ARCHED MIRROR, TARGET
5 – FAUX ELM BRANCH, WEST ELM
6 – CORALIE VASE, CB2
7 – MOODY FLORAL ART, ETSY
8 – WISHBONE DECOR, AMAZON
Everyone’s personal style and price point is their own. Your home should be a place that allows you to decompress and relax. It should be functional and comfortable, and the skies are the limit on how you style it, what colors you use, and the environment you want to create.
Over time my style has gravitated towards traditional, and I still love that style but I would love to incorporate a dark academia vibe via paint. However, because I rent I’ve kept the walls white, and I can style around that obstacle, thus saving and preventing me from overspending.
Well, I’ll close this post today. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog. Don’t forget to follow and subscribe, as I really appreciate the support. — Peace