7 Winter Decorating Ideas to Make Your Home Extra Cozy

Cristmas may be “the most wonderful time of the year,” but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate all that the winter season brings in the months to follow. Tap into the season’s sweeping feeling of cozy and calm by dressing your home with these winter decorating ideas. These gorgeous decorations — some easy winter crafts, some ready-made — highlight everything that makes the post-Christmas months merry and bright: the enchanting aroma of citrus and pine, warm nights cuddled up by the fire, frost-covered front lawns, and so much more.

Although most of the ideas stay away from traditional Christmas colors and embellishments, many can be arranged well before December 25 and stay up until we usher in the spring season. You can go big or small with these winter decorations — string fresh garland across your fireplace mantel, craft together a custom centerpiece to make family dinners feel extra-special, hang a winter wreath on your front door, make your living room feel as magical as a Hallmark Christmas movie with decorations galore, or all of the above. The more, the merrier …

mitten garland

Mitten Garland

Clip an assortment of colorful mittens to a clothesline for something that’s just as functional as it is eye-catching. Just make sure you keep it within reach, so that everyone can get a hold of their favorites.

embroidery hoop wreath

Embellished Embroidery Hoop Wreath

Wrap two embroidery hoops — one small, one large — with different shades of red thread, and then finish it off with fresh or faux pine branches and a medley of hand-painted

winter village tablescape

Winter Village Tablescape

Bring winter straight to your dining room by lining the table runner with bottle brush trees, woodland creatures, and tiny houses.

paper lantern sky

Paper Lantern Sky

Paper lanterns of all sizes, shapes, and colors dress up a wall of windows, providing a pretty backdrop for family photos.

paperwhites

 

Potted Paperwhites

These winter blooms really make a statement once they’re potted in birch bark-covered planters. Scatter some pinecones and votive candles nearby to fill any empty space.

wooden star tablescape

Wooden Snowflake Tablescape

Forget red and green — this understated tablescape relies on muted tones, beaded decorations, and natural beauty (think: twigs and acorns).

corner nook with holiday greens

Fresh Winter Greenery

Make even the smallest of spaces feel as bright and beautiful as the great doors by bringing the outside in. Spruce up fireplace mantels, bannisters, shelves, and wall mirrors with live greenery.

Source : goodhousekeeping.com