If you’re looking for winter decorating ideas after Christmas, then this post may be for you. I’m sharing my own home as it looks today and simple tips on what you can do as well.
The last couple of days have been spent cleaning and decluttering and it’s a good feeling after the holidays. Undoubtedly many of you have been doing the same! With the decor stripped down to a minimum I gave everything a good cleaning. Here are a few tips on refreshing your space from how I tackle mine…
The Before – Winter Decorating Ideas After Christmas
- Remove all clutter then box up to store or bag up to donate.
- Wash all slipcovers and spot clean upholstery where necessary.
- Clean rugs. I’ve just ordered a new rug for the living room and will share it when it arrives!
- Dust everything including lighting. I have some fun dusting tips in THIS POST and deep cleaning hacks HERE.
Differing from the abundance of decor in the living room during Christmas, I added only a few accessories here. The mantel has a vintage French girandole lamp and a Victorian painting of a woman in repose gazing at flamingos. The painting was executed by a Sunday painter on wicker and is so unique! A simple coastal tray on the coffee table with candles, a pair of tall pillars and clippings from trimming our garden finish the look. Even though it’s winter, if you have access to garden clippings they add so much to a serene winter room.
Texture in fabrics add interest and warmth to my neutral French style decor.
This vintage mannequin sits in a corner of the living room that I don’t often show. I love a great whimsical piece in every room when possible!
Garden clippings in the dining room and a bouquet of winter peonies on the table. I’ve removed the chair slipcovers to wash and iron them and may leave them off for now. Simple, simple!
A single element such as a palm leaf can add such drama! While I’m fortunate to have a constant supply outside, you can find some great fake palm leaves as well.
This is wax myrtle and I was trimming them anyway, so put some branches in a vintage crock. Adding water keeps them fresh for a couple of weeks.
It’s perfectly acceptable to hang on to some Christmas decor, especially plants. This mini cedar tree in a French urn is too nice to toss and (not shown) a Christmas cactus that’s still blooming is in the kitchen.
Ice blue linens were added for a cool look and to keep us warm on nights when the windows can be open.
Although the fireplace mantel has no working firebox, birch logs are a great winter addition. Faux eucalyptus drapes the top and adds interest. If you have no greenery available where you live, faux is the way to go with winter decorating ideas after Christmas!
I’ll be sharing a quick tutorial with these faux greens next week, so watch for that. We may have a most welcomed cold front coming here to Miami today and I’m so excited!