14 Ways to Transition Holiday Décor to Winter Décor


As the new year begins, holiday decorations start to slowly come down. But with Valentine’s Day a bit far off, figuring out how to decorate your mantel, front door, or table can be a bit of a conundrum this time of year. With just a bit of tweaking, your Christmas décor can transition nicely into winter décor that can last all through the winter months. Snow-inspired accessories, natural elements, and neutral metallics can all help transition holiday decor to winter decor in no time.

Pine Cone Wreath

Pine Cone WreathSource: Love Grows Wild

Natural elements, such as pine cones and branches, are the quintessential cold-weather accessories. This pine cone wreath can be made in the fall and stay hung until spring buds start peaking through.

Ice Branches

Ice BranchesSource: Just Paint It

No snow on the ground? Create your own winter wonderland using branches, Epsom salts and glitter! These branches are perfect for adorning mantels and table tops.

Yarn Pine Cones

Yarn Pine ConesSource: HGTV

Take the brightly-colored ornaments and Christmas candy out of bowls and vessels and fill them back up with pine cones wrapped in brightly-colored yarns to create a perfectly wintery display.

Over-sized Snowflakes

Over-sized SnowflakesSource: Making Home Base

Crafting Popsicle stick snowflakes is a great way to spend a chilly afternoon inside and results in subtle yet festive accents for your walls.

Handpainted Winter Sign

Handpainted Winter SignSource: Landeelu

Swap out your Christmas canvases to display a phrase more fitting for the season. Other wintery phrases you can display include “Baby, It’s Cold Outside,” “Walking in a Winter Wonderland,” “Warm Winter Wishes” or “Snow Day!”

Snowflake Wall Hanging

Snowflake Wall HangingSource: The Crafted Sparrow

Hung in the window or over a mantel, delicate paper snowflakes give the illusion of snowflakes falling through the air without the chill or mess!

Snowy Pine Cone Jars

Snowy Pine Cone JarsSource: Crafts by Amanda

Need a quick and easy replacement for your Christmas table centerpieces? Fill mason jars with Epsom salts and candles and adorn with pine cones to hearken warm and cozy feelings!

Waterless Snow Globes

Waterless Snow GlobesSource: Tidy Mom

These waterless snow globes are not only a fun family activity, but when grouped together, create a lovely forest display perfect for a wintery mantel or tablescape.

Napkin Snowballs

Napkin SnowballsSource: The House of Smiths

Over-sized snowballs (crafted out of napkins!) are a quick and inexpensive way to create a high-impact winter wonderland.

White and Gold Winter Mantel

White and Gold Winter MantelSource: Positively Splendid

Don’t rush to put all of your Christmas decorations away! Simple trees (especially in whites and metallics) can be grouped together to create a vignette that isn’t too Christmasy and just right for the winter months ahead.

Sparkly Confetti

Sparkly ConfettiSource: Centsational Girl

When you are packing up the Christmas décor, leave out the white, gold and silver balls, trees and accessories. These neutrals work beautifully together to create gorgeous wintery displays.

Winter Vignettes

Winter VignettesSource: Centsational Girl

When transitioning from December to January, keep the focus on natural elements, cold-weather creatures, and shiny metals to conjure up images of quiet forests, sparkly icicles, and fresh fallen snow.

Paper Garland

Paper GarlandSource: In My Own Style

Keeping elements neutral with a hint of sparkle can allow you to keep your Christmas décor up well into the New Year! Here, a holly garland crafted out of neutral papers feels festive for the holidays but also cozy for the coming winter months!

Woodland Mantel

Woodland MantelSource: Stone Gable Blog

Evergreens are perfect all winter long. Swap out more saturated holiday hues around the house with simple white snowflakes and accents to quickly transition from Christmas to winter!


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