Sharing a few simple DIY beautiful ideas of winter decor & how I keep the white winter decor & decorations in our farmhouse bright, fresh & cozy even in the dark dreary days of winter with pictures.
Decorating after Christmas can be tough.
Any house can feel dark, dreary & bare after putting away all of it’s Christmas decorations.
Decorating After Christmas – Winter Decor Ideas in our Farmhouse
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Winter Decor Ideas in the Family Room
Once Christmas had past, I started to taking down most of our Christmas decorations…
Down came our new faux Christmas tree, ornaments & empty stockings…
Away went the Christmas wreaths at the windows & the gifts under the tree…
Once all of the empty holiday boxes & wrapping paper were disposed of & all of the dirty dishes were washed & put away.
I was ready for our home to look clean & organized for the New Year with some winter decor ideas.
Winter Fireplace Mantel Decor
For our family room fireplace mantel, I kept the winter decor simple with 2 DIY cedar post houses, fresh greenery in a mason jar & candlelight.
The pine needles keep our fireplace mantel looking fresh, smelling lovely & looking beautiful while the candlelight & warm fire burning in our wood stove keep the room feeling very cozy.
Winter Decor in the Powder Room
An oil lantern along with white & green winter decor keep our small powder room looking clean & fresh.
Winter Decor Ideas in the Living Room
After the Christmas holiday is over, instead of hiding away every reminder of Christmas, I left some out as sweet reminders of the season.
White Winter Living Room Fireplace Mantel Decor
The white wintry decorations of snowmen & snowflakes I kept out for a little while longer but added a popular New Years printable quote for a little extra winter decor.
There are candles in just about every room in our farmhouse.
Along with many pillows, throws & fires to keep us warm & cozy for the days to come!
Adding Greenery for Fresh Winter Decor
Wherever, I felt something was missing I added some greenery.
There is no better way to make your home decor feel more fresh & alive than with houseplants.
Green houseplants do a terrific job to soften all the white.
My absolute favorite is ferns.
You can never have TOO many ferns & my brother in law surprised me with 4 new ones for Christmas!
Paperwhites also make beautiful winter decor!
See how to plant your own HERE.
Fresh houseplants are also a sweet reminder that Spring will be here before we realize!
Winter Decor Ideas in the Dining Room
I kept my winter table decor simple with evergreen boughs placed in a wooden dough bowl & green & white table runner.
The greenery continued into the kitchen.
Winter Decor Ideas in the Kitchen
I am on the hunt for a live herb wreath to replace the evergreen one over our stove.
I don’t think I will ever tire of decorating our new kitchen!
But for now it is all these little touches like candles & greenery that help keep ALL of our farmhouse looking bright & cheery during these long dark days of winter.
I hope this inspires you to create beautiful & cozy decor in your home!