Christmas has come and gone. New Year's celebrations are completed. And it's finally time to take down the tree, lights, ornaments, snowmen, snowflakes, stockings, pinecones, festive signs, gingerbread houses, and all the other accessories that go along with the season.
I am of the "let's take down the tree right after Christmas" camp. I greatly admire you fabulous ladies who can tolerate Christmas decor for another month. Or two. And you who do a Valentine's tree are a special group.
After Christmas, I want my house to start to look normal again, but I'm not quite ready for spring flowers or even hearts. I want cozy neutrals, winter greenery, and warm jewel tones.
Of course, that means I need to make a "quick" trip to my local Target, Hobby Lobby, etc. just to see what might be available.
This year I shopped the dollar section at Target and the floral section at Walmart, then used my own decor to fill in the rest.
Target dollar section wreaths are $3 apiece and make the perfect addition to a mantel or a coffee table tray.
I bought a couple of bunches of greenery at Walmart for $5 per bunch. I specifically looked for eucalyptus, which I love, and any other greenery that caught my eye. I snipped a couple of stems for small vases for my coffee table and mantel; the rest I used in a large vase on my fireplace.
I am naturally drawn to jewel tones, but I especially love these shades in the winter months. Jewel tones add a warmth and elegance to an otherwise neutral color scheme. I used some decor I had on hand to fill this bowl vase with decorative spheres. I added a small lamp (only $10 at Target!), a pretty jar, and a string of wooden beads.
The great thing about decorating for winter is you can use leftover Christmas decor (pinecones, tree branches, fake logs) for a rustic look, go completely farmhouse style with neutrals and greenery, or glam it up with gold and rich colors. The possibilities are endless!
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