Fresh Winter Home Decorating Ideas
Today I’m sharing how I take our little cottage home from the festiveness of Christmas, and dress it up in warmth and coziness for Winter. If you like simple and easy to duplicate home decorating ideas, you are in the right place. Let’s get our Winter on!
Hello my sweeet Foxes! We had a sunny day, and you know what that means… I got to take pictures.
Say hello to Winter 2021 at the cottage.
I kept things simple, while adding lots of warm layers, twinkle light and candles. All to chase the Winter blues far, far away!
I started right in my living room, and filled my console table with my Winteriest trees — all snowy, bleached and bare. I added branches and some faux Magnolias to my wood ginger jar, used those iron candle sticks that I love everywhere, and some shed antlers.
Did you know Deer naturally shed their antlers in Winter? They do, and they are dropped on the forest floor. So, no Deer were harmed for my decorating.
It all got topped it off with some tiny fairy lights. I love this set because it plugs-in. So I can have it on from the time I get up, until I retire. Without having to worry about burning through batteries!
The sofa is dressed in sweaters, (faux) leather and fur. So much more chic than my wardrobe, for certain! These are all from my pillow stash and I didn’t get anything new for this Wintery look. Just added in those textures that felt the coziest for Winter.
The woven trunk is something that I found at HomeGoods last Fall, and I knew it would be a great addition to the living room, to hold allll the extra blankets I love to use when it gets chilly.
The sweet set of ottomans I added last Fall, were fast to become a favorite. And because they are on the smaller side, they tuck-in and shimmy all-over with ease. Perfect in a smaller home for sure! They are also extremely comfortable and I love how light they are, making it easy to pop one where ever I am. Putting my legs up is really good for me, and this makes it easy to do!
Want to see how well the ottomans tuck under a console table? Just [click here]. I got them from Grandin Road, and they come in several colors.
When I put the glass Christmas tree that was inside the big brass lantern away, I replaced it with a seed-glass vase, and then stuffed it with a string of white lights. I definitely wanted some glow to stick around. I can tell I’m going to have a hard time moving this lantern anywhere else. The scale just seems to fill this corner perfectly!
We use our farm table a lot, so again… SIMPLE.
There isn’t anything on our reclaimed wood dining table that isn’t easy to move for family meals, impromptu game nights, crafts… or if I want to paint, I can set up my tabletop easel.
I love to really rest my mind after the holiday, to sort of pause & reset. Keeping things more on the bare side… and kind of stark, allows my interior to mimic nature, as it rests too.
Well… except for my Endless Summer Hydrangea, that is still blooming. It started, and just never stopped. Oh it slowed down. But I think it’s determined to have a bloom until in starts back up in the Spring. It did not get the memo! [click here for a closer look, and to tour my flower garden]
Jimmy made the live edge dining bench and I adore having it here at our table! Especially after he recently sanded it down for me, and I refinished it with a new stain color. I’m telling you, colors & tones make all the difference.
I’m also telling you, I am such a lucky woman!!!! He always does such sweet things for me. Just the things that mean so much to me.
I asked about what I should do on the brick wall after Christmas, and you guys were pretty split between the metal & wood shelf or the chunky white console table. But someone was so smart, and suggested using this until Spring, and then switching things out! I kept it to myself so as not to influence, but it’s exactly how I was leaning, so I did just that!
It’s funny how some things just fit.
I realized after I got everything where and how I wanted it, that I used my faux olive trees in exactly the same spot last Winter!
Suppose oftentimes, we just like what we like, right?
I hope 2021 is treating you well thus far! I’ve already gotten a year older, as my birthday falls very, very early in January.
So I’ve only got downhill to go from here. lol
As A L W A Y S, thank you so much for joining me here. I really could not do this without YOU! Our relationship is so special to me, and I love having so many wonderful, FOXY Friends! xo Shannon
Have a beautiful day, and I hope you’ll pop back in this Sunday for something exciting coming soon!!!!
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Slipcover Sofa, Chair & Ottoman [click here]
I’ve searched and searched for a wood & metal shelf with drawers on the bottom like mine, with no luck. But I did find this reasonably priced one [click here]