Every year Christmas leaves me too fast and I am left with the fun task of winter decor! This year, I incorporated lots of natural elements and of course, all things white! Join me as we look at how I bring winter indoors in a warm and inviting way!
Directly inside the front door is our small entry way. My painted staircase is to the left and you can see a touch of ship lap below the chair rail. As you can see I chose to leave a small evergreen, Christmas Tree (insert gasp here!) with plain white lights. It sits inside the galvanized, olive bucket atop a simple, vintage stool. I added some faux, greenery, along with white and wood elements to the wall shelf. I'm still deciding what to hang from the hooks!
Our front room is to the right of the entryway and does double (or triple) duty for us! It serves as my office, my oasis when I need some quiet time and our guest room when company visits! I left the black and white buffalo check rug and pillows and added a layer of cozy, knitted pillows for warmth and texture. The tiny fairy lights give a sweet, sparkle inside the enamel buckets with greenery.
Here you can see our comfy day bed which serves as my unwind corner when I need some peace and quiet! Lots of layered pillows and throws create the warm feeling here and just beg you to cozy up for a warm, winter nap! I forgot to scoot my husbands guitar case further back under the sofa, Oops! If you love my wide plank, wood floors you should check out my post on how I DIY'd these from sheets of plywood!
Other than removing the tree from the corner in here, the dining room stayed pretty much the same. Typically it is full of my collection of white dishes from enamelware to ironstone and I add color for each Holiday or Season. Looking forward to adding pops of red for Valentines day and then working with the new Pantone color of the year, Greenery for Spring!
I made one big change in my kitchen that had nothing to do with Christmas...I removed the cow above the microwave and replaced it with a reproduction, half windmill. It feels lighter, and change is good, right?! My painted kitchen cabinets are still in great shape, I couldn't have been happier that I decided to re-do them last year!
One of my favorite winter decor pieces is this adorable little metal and wood sled. I picked this up at the Good Will last year. It had a teddy bear and awful flowers got glued all over it. I knew once all of that gunk was removed, she'd be perfect underneath! I added simple, glass bottles with dried eucalyptus and babies breath then draped some wood bead garland for extra texture. Because of the snow and cold temps we get here in NE Ohio, this is another piece that can stay on display until March!
I hope you enjoyed the little walk through my winter wonderland! Maybe you found some inspiration and ways to bring winter warmth to your home decor. Feel free pin any images to Pinterest and while your there, follow me!