Flocked trees for winter
Seasonal Decor

How to Transition from Holiday to Winter Décor

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.

How to transition to winter decor
Christmas Shelf
Winter decor
After – Winter Decor

In this example, I simply removed the gold bulbs from this dough bowl and filled it in with natural elements and more pine cones.

Transition to winter decor
Christmas Dough Bowl – Before
Transition from Christmas to Winter Decor
Winter Dough Bowl – After

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.

Christmas decor
Christmas Shelf – Before
Transition decor to winter
Winter Shelf – After

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.

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White House and Flocked Tree
Flocked tree
Kitchen Flocked Tree
Flocked trees for winter
More Flocked Trees
twinkle lights
Adding Twinkle Lights

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,



5 thoughts on “How to Transition from Holiday to Winter Décor”

  1. What a great post. The home is so bleak when all the Christmas decorations are put away. I love your ideas of transitioning from Christmas to winter. Looks great.

  2. Thanks Terrie! And, these were relatively simple changes to make. I didn’t have a lot of energy to come up with all new décor!


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