Christmas has come and gone and the long winter log winter looms ahead. Instead of focusing on the cold outside, here’s how I make my home cozy and enjoyable inside with vintage winter cottage decor.
Welcome friends! I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the new year. Today I am excited to get together with my friend Debra of Common Ground once again to resume our Vintage Cottage Weekend series! You will find a link to her lovely winter decor at the end of this post.
On New Year’s Day I begin transitioning from Christmas to winter by removing all the red, gold, and plaid decorative elements, but I leave a lot of greenery and neutral winter items through Valentine’s Day.
Juniper with little blue berries is probably my favorite winter evergreen,
Mine juniper is faux but it looks real enough!
Plaid isn’t just for Christmas! I use my neutral and green plaid blankets all through winter-spring.
Once the holidays are over I immediately start thinking about my garden and making plans for spring. Using faux and fresh flowers along with my year round moss and boxwood spheres keep things feeling “alive” during winter.
Beautiful faux amarylis, paperwhites, and houseplants are no fuss ways to incorporate winter cottage garden style.
Winter Decorating with Paperwhites
I always associate Christmas and winter with oranges, and I love snacking on them throughout winter. I also think they just look beautiful and bring pops of happiness on gray days and the orange looks so pretty with “winter blues.”
In the kitchen I love using a bit of blue decor along with green and black and white farmhouse-cottage neutrals.
In the dining room I keep my flocked tree out through Valentine’s Day decorated with simple winter items that coordinate with woodsy-winter garden or tablescapes.
Cozy flickering candles and white lights make everything seem a magical and help beat the after Christmas blahs!
This year I am still enjoying my candlewreath centerpiece after Christmas. I just removed the apples and it looks beautiful for winter too. I will share some updating pictures next week on my winter home tour.
Apples, oranges, cranberries and cinnamon aren’t just for Christmas! I use these items to make fragrant simmer pots all winter long.
In the living room I alway use my chunky throws, green velvet pillows, and deer decor for winter and on into early spring.
My vintage garden deer beds down for winter in a large dough bowl filled with evergreens and lights.
Little winter vignettes with snow and icy trinkets can be found all around the house in cabinet displays and on tabletops and shelves.
My neutral Santas become “Old Man Winter” figures for January.
Little flocked trees are perfect for January. You can use them just about anywhere.
Throughout the year I keep my eyes open for winter-related vintage items like this pretty little florentine coaster.
I have also using free vintage winter printables to create my own “vintage” winter art.
Of course old vintage sleds and ice skates along with “naked” pine trees are perfect for winter either on the porch or indoors.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the ways I make our vintage cottage cozy for the winter months!
For even more vintage winter cottage decorating ideas, check out these posts:
A Wintergreen Home Tour
Winter Cottage Garden Style
Oh Deer, It’s Winter! Rustic and Woodsy Winter Decor
Keeping It Cozy Winter Home Tour
Don’t forget to head over to Debra’s for even more beautiful vintage winter cottage inspiration. Her Neutral Winter Dining Room with Paperwhites is gorgeous!
How do you decorate for winter? I love hearing from you!
Thanks for visiting!