Decorating for the Winter Holidays

Decorating for the Winter Holidays

Ready to set up your winter holiday decor? With our tips, you’ll have your home decorated faster than a cold snap!

As the temperatures drop and frost creeps in, it’s time to say goodbye to fall and break out new decor for the winter holidays. Not sure where to start, or want to give your decorations an update? No worries, we’ve got you covered like fresh fallen snow. Discover our design tips to put the “win” in your winter decor.

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Build a Tablescape

Winter is the season for family meals and gatherings, so focusing on your tablescape can really set the mood. First, know what color palette you will be working with, whether you prefer traditional colors for the holidays you celebrate or a modern take. This can help you when you're picking out place setting items like plates, napkins, serving ware and decorations and will keep your decor looking coordinated.

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Of course, we also always recommend centerpieces. Tried and true, centerpieces instantly elevate your table and are easy to modify throughout the season. Your centerpiece could revolve around bringing light to your home during the shortest days of the year, whether you are celebrating with an intricately designed menorah or clustering candles of different heights on a tray for dramatic effect. You can also use vases in your color scheme with greenery or in-season floral arrangements.

Lastly, to tie it all together, a tablecloth or runner can be used to complement or enhance your decorations and protect the tabletop from spills during those special meals.

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Make Decor Personal

Holidays like Hanukkah, the winter solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year’s are often a deeply personal time for many people, and what better way to showcase that than by embracing your favorite traditions and symbols in your decor. Highlight what you value, from traditional colors and materials, pieces with significant symbols and imagery, holiday family heirlooms or an old favorite decoration. Collections of these items can really shine on your fireplace mantel, shelves or any other areas of your home where people gather. Be as festive as you want while honoring your traditions.

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Whether you are traveling to family and friends for winter events or staying at home, seeing decor that has meaning for you will make the holidays feel more special and get you in the celebratory spirit!

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Work with Winter

If you love those winter vibes, why not lean into them? Use nature as inspiration for your decor with shades of greens from various types of evergreen trees, or play with whites, creams and silvers to mimic glistening snow and overcast skies. Hang icicle lights, pinecone garlands and wreaths, or fill decorative bowls and baskets with seasonal nuts, holly and berries.

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Make it smell like the winter outdoors too with spruce, balsam or cedar candles, while also adding atmosphere with the flickering flames. Or get that fireplace crackling and get hygge with a comfy throw and a warm glass of mulled wine or spiced cider.

However you are decorating for the winter, we hope you enjoy the season! Stay safe, and if you are hosting family and friends this year, check out our guide on how to make sure your home is ready for holiday guests.

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