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7 Winter Decorating Ideas

Winter Decorating Ideas


Decorating for winter can be a lot of fun.

But it can also be a challenge to find the ‘inspiration’ to do something you’ve never done before.

The truth is that winter decoration is actually really open ended—though there are a lot of common recurring tropes.

With that being said, the tropes aren’t necessarily a bad thing; especially since they tend to be well loved and deeply traditional.

There are so many themes and possibilities that it can be tough to nail down a specific direction to move toward.

So in this post, you’re going to learn 7 of our trendiest and most loved winter decorating ideas for the upcoming winter season.

If you’ve been struggling to come up with the perfect idea for your new winter season decor, this is the post for you.

Let’s dive in.

1. Candles Wrapped In Bay Leaves

Nothing quite says ‘winter’ like the color combination of ‘white’ and ‘green.’

These colors pay homage to the classic natural winterscape color scheme of a fresh snowfall on evergreen trees. These colors are also synonymous with Christmas trees and many types of wreaths, garlands, etc.

Well, this quick little winter decor hack uses the same colors, but in a unique new way.

Using some rustic twine, you can tie bay leaves around the outside of a white candle.

This looks beautiful, but it’ll also give your room just a hint of that bay-leaf scent.

Be careful that the candle doesn’t burn down so far that it threatens to ‘light up’ the bay leaves, however.

2. Garland - With Bows

Nothing says ‘winter’ like a beautiful, green, evergreen-inspired well-fashioned garland.

Hang this along your staircase, over the door frame, or even over the mantle (once again, don’t cause a fire hazard) to really give your room that ‘wintery’ feel.

To really set it apart and make it feel more festive, tie some red bows along the length.

3. Tartain/Plaid Linens

Tartain plaids that feature reds, greens, and whites make excellent decor items in any room.

Work these color schemes into your tablecloths, napkins, cushions, pillow cases, throw blankets, etc.

This color texture blends remarkably well with other winter/Christmas decor, and really helps you to set the mood without being too over-the-top or bold about it.

4. A New Art Deco Rug

A lot of people overlook their floors when decorating for the changing seasons.

But a seasoned decorator understands that changing out rugs can create a powerful color and mood impact on your room.

Art deco rugs are among the best types of rugs for this. You can get a variety of color schemes, and can get really artistic with the size and style of rug you want to use.

And the best thing about it is that these rugs will last for years.

Even if you swap them out as the seasons change, you can store them in the attic for next year.

5. Wreaths With Pine Cones

Wreaths, such as the ones found at, definitely carry that ‘winter season energy.’

But when you blend this with pine cones, your decor will stand out a bit and look more unique.

Some people see pinecone decor as cliche. But this season, it’s coming back in a big way. It’s natural, rustic, homey, and really adds to the room.

Plus, let’s be honest. Does anyone really care if it’s cliche? This is winter we’re talking about, after all!

It’s a somewhat bold statement. But if you do it right, it works so well!

6. Winter Quote Decor

Pictures, wall-art, and tapestries that depict classic winter quotes can really make your room stand out as multi-dimensional.

If you want to get really creative, you can even pick up your own chalkboard and create your own scene-scapes with quotes integrated into them.

Another option is to order homemade art from your artist friends. Or, if you’re artsy yourself, you might even try your hand at creating your own!

7. Bring It All Together With A Winter-Themed Centerpiece

Every dining room table is going to need a centerpiece.

And if you’re decorating for winter, this is certainly going to be a ‘must have’ on your list.

Choose a centerpiece that fits well with your other style plans.

Don’t be afraid to be bold with this piece.

If you go too small, it just won’t stand out enough to add to the room.

Go big and beautiful, with plenty of holiday colors.

Oh, and if you’re brave enough—throw some gold glitter into the mix, just for good measure!


There you have it.

7 winter decorating ideas to make any home feel like a winter wonderland.

All that’s left now is to let your creativity run wild.

So brew up some hot cocoa, pull on your favorite fluffy socks, put on some winter-themed music, and go ‘Santa Clause’ on your living space!

Have fun with it.

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