Winter Decorating Ideas: How to Decorate Your Home for Winter

by Jane K on December 7, 2020

family room with christmas tree

Your home décor doesn’t need to stay the same all year long. In fact, switching out décor for different seasons and holidays is a great way to keep your home looking fresh year-round. These winter decorating ideas will help you create a winter wonderland in your home, whether you’re looking for Christmas decorating ideas, Hanukkah decorating ideas, or January decorating ideas for once the holidays are over.

Keep Things Cozy with Winter Rugs for Every Room in the House

Winter rugs serve several functional purposes in a home. Not only do they provide warmth and comfort to anyone walking across wood floors in the dead of winter, but they also produce a grounding effect, which can help create a cozy intimate space. Plus, they can reduce echoes and trap allergens. But that’s not all they can do. From a decorative standpoint, rugs can add color, texture, and visual interest to a room. If you’re looking for fun winter decorating ideas that don’t require too much effort, swapping out your everyday rugs for something a little more festive can make your home start to feel like a winter wonderland. The best part? Winter and Christmas rugs can work great in every room in the house, whether you’re looking to decorate a living room, bedroom, dining room, entry way, kitchen, home office, hallway, or bathroom.

Our Favorite Winter Rugs

Decorating with rugs is a quick and easy way to add some holiday cheer or winter colors to your home décor. Here are some of our favorite winter rugs for sale now at Star Furniture & Mattress.

Hand-Tufted Wool Area Rug

Looking for cozy winter home décor that will add a splash of subtle holiday cheer? Not only does this hand-tufted wool area rug feature beautiful winter colors, but its intricate pattern calls to mind the season of giving with its decadent ribbon and bow pattern. Plus, the multi-texture wool material will keep your feet warm and your home cozy all winter long.

Winter Colors Geometric Pattern Rug

Winter Colors Geometric Pattern Rug

Geometric patterns are one of the hottest interior design trends of the past few years, and this rug pairs the blues, golds, and grays of winter with an overlapping circular pattern that provides beautiful detail and depth. In addition to being perfect for winter decorating, it also features Hanukkah colors, making it one of our favorite modern Hanukkah decorations of the season. Plus, the rug is available in a variety of sizes, including 4×6, 5×8, 8×11, 10×13, and a 6’ and 8’ round rug.

Need help figuring out what size rug you’ll need? The interior design experts at Star Furniture created this resource to help you learn how to choose the right rug size.

Showcase Winter Wall Décor

Looking for winter décor ideas that will keep your home looking sophisticated while still embracing winter colors and design? Try swapping out your everyday décor and replacing it with winter wall décor. Luckily for you, every room in the house should have wall space to fill, so you’re in luck whether you’re looking for ideas for winter living room décor, winter dining room décor, winter bedroom décor, winter kitchen décor, or winter office décor. While you can definitely decorate your walls with family photos with Santa, holiday cards, or homemade holiday decorations, we’ve included two of our favorite pieces of winter wall art for sale at Star Furniture & Mattress.

Winter Colors Wall Art

If you’re looking for January decorating ideas for once the holidays are over, you’ll love wall art that features winter colors. While it may not be as festive as your holiday décor, winter colors wall art can really set the mood for sitting around the fireplace and drinking hot chocolate with your family.

Avezzano I & II Winter Colors Canvas Art

Winter Colors Abstract Wall Art

These stunning abstract canvas art features metallic gold leaf brush strokes atop rich tones of turquoise and teal. In addition to the beautiful winter colors, the abstract design creates an air of sophistication that will take your living room, bedroom, or dining room to the next level. The best part? They can be hung together or separately to accommodate different room layouts.

Xiu I, II & III Landscape Wall Art

Cherry Blossoms & Birds Painting

These stunning, subtle landscapes will remind you of the beauty of a calming landscape. Not only does they feature a dazzling cherry blossom, but they also include small blue birds perched on the branches of a gorgeous flowering tree—helping anyone get through the winter months. Each panel can be used separately or together to fill a larger accent wall.

Embrace These Wonderful Winter Display Ideas

Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are the perfect opportunity to gather together with friends and family, making winter a season all about spending time together with loved ones. Because you’re likely spending more time indoors during the winter, you want to make sure that your home looks as festive, welcoming, and stylish as it can. Here are some of our favorite winter display ideas to help you create a winter wonderland in your home.

Freshen Up with Winter Flowers & Plants

One of our favorite winter decoration ideas is freshening up your home with winter plants and flowers. While you may associate flowers and foliage with spring and summer, there are plenty of plants that signify winter, including everything from poinsettias, potted holly, Japanese cherry blossoms, blue perennials, and lilies. While winter flowers are great for centerpieces and vases, winter plants can have more longevity to last through the entire winter season. Now sure where to place your winter flowers and plants? Start with the entryway. By displaying winter flower arrangements and hearty plants in the entryway, you’ll make sure they’re the first things your guest sees when entering the house. From there, think of the places where you and your winter guests will spend the most time. Then choose a different flower arrangement or type of plant for each individual room. Not only will they look great in shared spaces like living rooms, family rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens, but they can also create a homey feel if you’re looking to upgrade your guest room for the holidays.

Cozy Up with Winter Blankets & Bedding

For many, winter means colder weather, warm beverages, and evenings spent huddled around the fireplace with their family, which is why anything that makes your living room and bedroom more cozy is on the top of our list of favorite winter decorating ideas. To get started, find ways to display your favorite fuzzy winter blankets and plaid throws all around your family room. Not only can they add to the cozy feel of the room, but they will also come in handy when someone wants to snuggle up on the couch with a good book or their favorite movie.

Looking for winter bedroom ideas? Try switching out your bedding with something warm and festive. Not only does it work as beautiful winter décor for your home, but if you buy the right materials, you’ll stay warmer and cozier during the winter months. In fact, Star Furniture & Mattress has a huge selection of custom-order bedding for sale at our stores. Look for anything with winter colors, snowflake patterns, and warm materials like flannel and down.

Swap-In Your Winter Throw Pillows

Swapping in winter throw pillows is one of the best inexpensive winter decorating ideas for your home. In fact, swapping throw pillows can work great for every season, and can keep your home looking fresh, stylish, and timely all year round. Not sure how to get started? Try looking for throw pillows in the traditional winter colors of blues, grays, silvers, and golds. If you’re looking for something a bit more holiday-centric, reds and greens look great throughout the winter months, even once Christmas is over. While winter colors are a great place to start, you should also think about patterns and designs that speak to the winter months. Throw pillows with reindeer, snowflakes, and other winter favorites can make your home look incredibly festive, which is especially good if you have small children or grandchildren. There are also a wide range of winter patterns and materials to use, including plaid, flannel, microfiber, and other plush fabrics that take coziness to the next level. The most important thing when choosing a throw pillow is to take your couch color into account, as not every throw pillow will coordinate perfectly with every couch color. While neutral-colored couches are the easiest to coordinate, even if you have a bright or bold colored couch, you’ll still have plenty of throw pillow options to choose from.

Get Creative with Winter Tablescapes

While Christmas tablescapes get most of the attention, winter tablescapes are one of our favorite January decorating ideas. Rather than focusing on channeling your Christmas spirit, winter tablescapes are more focused on the beauty of the season itself. To get started, think about the types of winter decorations that aren’t holiday specific. From pine wreaths and garland to snowflakes and pinecones, there are plenty of winter decorations that don’t need to come down with the Christmas tree. Looking for something a little more timeless? Try creating a beautiful centerpiece of winter plants and flowers. While there are plenty of flower arrangements perfect for winter, you can also try storing them in a festive winter vase or planter for added beauty.

Don’t Forget to Decorate the Mantel

Wondering how to decorate the mantel after Christmas is over? Swap out the hanging stockings for decorative snowflakes, winter plants, candle displays, gold wreaths, winter wall art, pinecones, and other festive winter decorations. Looking for something a bit more subtle? Decorating a fireplace mantel is the perfect opportunity to showcase those winter colors with home décor that shines in whites, blues, golds, grays, and silvers. Remember, just because Christmas is over, doesn’t mean you have to get rid of all of your holiday-themed decorations. While you might want to take down anything Santa-related, wreaths, nativity scenes, mistletoe, and garland can stay up through the winter months.

Go Crazy for Candles

Winter decorations don’t have to be expensive. In fact, decorating with candles is one of our favorite inexpensive winter decorating ideas. To get started, try placing some tea lights anywhere you want to highlight, whether it be the mantel, your bookshelves, or the dinner table. The beautiful white lights will only accentuate your other decorations. You can also try combining candles of various heights, sizes, and colors by putting them into a beautiful display on countertops, shelves, and coffee tables. But don’t forget that candles aren’t just winter décor, they can also make your home smell like the holidays. Choose from holiday scents like cinnamon, pine needles, fresh baked Christmas cookies, egg nog, and other scented candles that will transport you right back to your childhood Christmas parties.

Get Festive with Winter Door Decorations

Whether it’s your front door or a door or your closet door, there are plenty of ways to create fun winter door decorations that will make your home look festive throughout the winter months. While the most obvious door decoration is a wreath, there are plenty of ways to take your wreath to the next level. You can try adding bows, bells, or ribbons to a pine wreath or creating a new take on the wreath by going gold or creating your own winter decorations that culminate in the round wreath shape we’ve come to associate with the holidays. Want to honor the people you love in your life and create your own DIY winter decor? Try creating a gallery wall on an inside door where you can hang all of the holiday cards your family and friends have sent over the years.

Ready to start shopping for winter décor? Check out our huge selection of home décor, including everything from wall art and area rugs to accent tables and lamps. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog, where we cover everything from our holiday hosting furniture guide to our luxurious bedding holiday gift guide

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