Whether you are finished putting away your holiday décor, right in the middle of it, or like some, procrastinating and waiting a few more days, the task can be daunting.
By the end of the holiday season, I am usually ready to put away all of the Christmas décor, but a part of me will miss certain favorites. Like the twinkle lights, and all the greenery. As I was taking it all down this year, I found myself asking, “is this non-Christmasy enough”, or “is it acceptable to keep this up for a little longer”….
If you find yourself thinking this too, I have 3 tips for keeping some of the holiday décor, and how to transition some existing décor from holiday to winter.
Tip #1: Make easy swaps to make décor elements less “Christmasy”
I incorporated a lot of gold and a little bit of red into my Christmas décor. In this example, I wanted to keep some of the gold, so I swapped out the red bulbs and replaced them with some wintery pine cone décor.
In this example, I simply removed the gold bulbs from this dough bowl and filled it in with natural elements and more pine cones.
Tip #2: Remove the red décor (unless your normal décor has a lot of red)
On these shelves, I simply removed the berries and left the gold in this pitcher, and swapped out the red Christmas sign for a white farmhouse sign.
Tip #3 – Determine which Christmas décor can also work as winter décor
This is a little more difficult. The top 3 things that I think can remain from your holiday décor, that can transition through the winter include:
- Flocked Trees – these look like what you find in nature in winter
- Little White Houses – did you score some little white houses from the Target dollar spot? I feel that these can remain and work well with winter décor
- Twinkle lights – obviously not on Christmas trees, but adding twinkle lights in trays, in jars, and in the white houses
Here are a few examples of décor that I am keeping for the winter.
I hope these tips were helpful to help you transition from holiday to winter décor. Basically, do what makes you happy, and you can’t go wrong.
Wishing you a happy new year, filled with prosperity and happiness!
Thanks for reading,