Does taking your Christmas decorations down make you sad? Don’t keep them up until March. Instead, create a relaxing and sophisticated environment with winter decor. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Choose a Color Palette

Bring some seasonal personality in your space by choosing a winter color palette for your apartment decor. Bring in hues using throw blankets, flowers, tablecloths, dinnerware, centerpieces and more. Here are a couple of our favorites.


See more color palette ideas on Pinterest.

Incorporate Natural Elements

Winter Decor Ideas - Pine cones and candle

Use nature’s bounty to decorate like bare branches, pine cones and plenty of greenery. These elements are a great way to dress up a shelf or a mantel. Intertwine the natural decor with plenty of votive candles or stringed lights to illuminate the room.

Wall Decals

Winter Decor Ideas - Wall decal

You can create your very own wintry room using wall decals. You can choose from a variety of designs to fit your theme, like trees, snow, leafs, birds or deer. A vinyl decal can be placed virtually anywhere, from walls and doors to mirrors, plastic and stainless steel surfaces. A common place to use these is around the fireplace to create a warm and welcoming focal point in your apartment.

Create a Centerpiece

Winter Decor Ideas - Ornament Centerpiece

Create a metallic and shiny centerpiece for your dining table by filling a large glass bowl with ornaments. Stick to solid shades within your color palette. Add greenery like evergreen and pines around the base of the centerpiece for a splash of color and texture.

Snowflake Garland

Winter Decor Ideas - Snowflake Lights

Snowflakes are perfect for a winter theme. Create your very own snowflakes using construction paper, like you did in elementary school, or search for stringed lights in the shape of snowflakes to hang on your mantel.



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