Three simple decorating for winter ideas to transition your home from the holidays using florals and candles to keep the coziness all season!
It is the hush between the holidays and spring that is the most difficult time to decorate. You do not want to keep Christmas and other holiday items up, but it's still too early to be putting out bright florals and sunshine. During this time, I still want to keep the home warm and cozy with hints of pine and twinkle lights. Plus, with my time limited and toddlers running around, décor needs to be kid friendly and easy! The way I go about my simple decorating for winter is to incorporate greenery and the glow of flameless candles.
For my decorating ideas, I choose to go with faux florals because during this season of life I don't seem to have the ability to keep real plants alive. Also, I can re-use faux florals through the year. Flameless candles allow me to keep the glow going hours on end and I don't have to worry about kids playing around an open flame. If you prefer to do real candles, that is a great option too! Faux or real, flameless or not, whatever you pick for your home is the best!
Cozy Tips for Simple Decorating for Winter
- When decorating for winter, include various pine and cedarwood greenery. Eucalyptus also adds a nice diverse touch, as well.
- Feel free to add pops of color with winter berries and pine cones. I personally love shades of blue for winter.
- You don't have to buy all new faux florals, you can always shop your home or even use what you may have in your backyard. Bringing nature inside, is a great way to create a calm and cozy home.
- Including flameless candles or fairy lights adds to the warm soft glow for the cold long days.
- When arranging florals, there is no right or wrong way. Just build out the stems and fill in the spaces!
Supplies for Simple Decorating for Winter
- Winter Berries Stems (I used these blue ones)
- Faux Pine Needles
- Faux Eucalyptus
- Faux Cedarwood Stems
- Flameless Candles
- Pot or Vase
I used Amazon to purchase my faux stems since I would using the greenery for other projects and for years to come, but Michael's would also have great single stem options, as well.
The Winter's Calm Arrangement:
- Variety of winter pine, cedarwood, and eucalyptus stems
- A few winter berry stems
- Floral or kitchen scissors
- Pot or vase
A larger pot or vase works best for a statement piece such as such as this. First, you will want to place your larger stems in and cut the stems down if needed to fit the pot or vase. The stems I used were bendable, so I simply bent mine. Next. you will want to fill in the pot or vase with the larger greenery pieces. Then build out the arrangement from there with the winter greenery stems. Lastly, you can sprinkle in the winter berries throughout the arrangement. Once you have the arrangement built, you can fluff out the stems or fill in any gaps.
For depth and dimension to your piece, you can some natural wood beads such as I have here next to my arrangement These wood beads are from our Christmas tree decorations which I purchased from Studio McGee as I am building out our holiday decorations little by little each year. This wood bead garland is beautiful and similar to mine from Target.
Simple Winter Centerpiece:
- Flameless candle
- Winter stems or small wreath of greenery
While, it's nice to have a different piece of décor for every season, it can be costly and take up additional space. For me, I like to transition a neutral piece of décor as often as I can. During this season of life of chaos and peace, the kitchen table is constantly being used so I like to keep the centerpiece simple and unbreakable. I use a flameless candle and a wreath of layered with greens and soft lavender to go around it. This wreath blends in well with my everyday décor. For winter though, I add a few dried orange slices from the holidays. This brings in the element of nature and winter, without costing additional money. You can find an easy step by step tutorial of dried oranges here.
You can build your own simple winter centerpiece by either using a small wreath of layered pine, cedarwood or eucalyptus greenery or taking a few floral stems and bending them together. For the center you can add a real or flameless candle. Next, you can add in a few dried oranges or even some winter berry stems. Once the season is over you remove the winter berries or the dried oranges.
Candles & Greenery:
- Flameless candles
- Winter garland or greenery stems
Repurposing your holiday garland is a great way to extend the life of a decoration. You can either leave it on your mantle or side table or above a doorway even. Mixing in stems of pine, cedarwood, and eucalyptus through out your home or sections of it, will make it feel in align with the season. An extra touch of the warm glow of candles is even more inviting. I spread out the garland and layer in a few extra stems. Then scatter in flameless candles throughout and any other décor pieces that could be used as statements.
Decorating for winter doesn't have to be expensive or over the top. It's just simple techniques to bring the natural aspects of winter inside. Creating that peaceful and beautiful home. Whatever you decide will make your home feel comforting and cozy for those long cold days ahead this winter season!