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Clean Cozy Neutral Winter Decorating Ideas

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a wonderful NYE and Day with your family! Now that the last of the holidays is over, it’s time for me to get back to reality…

I have to admit that I’m sitting writing this post with a house that is “almost” stripped of Christmas decor, but one that is nowhere near cleaned up.

There are piles of Christmas pillows and decor items on the table beside me. The leftover candy canes are strewn across the kitchen counter. And there are two trees left to de-decorate.

Is that even a word?

And as I look around at the blank walls (because all my Christmas art and wreaths are also piled beside me on the dining table)… I feel a little lost. Do you ever feel a little bit confused about how to decorate once you “take down” Christmas.

I mean, I love decorating for Spring. Then summer. Fall. And finally Christmas… but come January and February I’m less certain.

And this year (as I’ll be sharing soon), I want to spend the next several weeks on REALLy purging and organizing our home. So I don’t want a ton of extra stuff around. But let’s me honest. I’m no minimalist either.

So I took the my favourite source Pinterest for winter decor inspiration (I’m keeping a board on it here); and I’ve gathered together some great ideas for this most difficult (or perhaps, most simple?) decor season.


The essentials elements of winter decorating seem to be bringing in warm textures (fur and wool throws and pillows), and lots of natural and neutral elements (pine cones, branches, evergreen greenery). And it seems that winter decor is very much full of neutrals.

Check out these inspiring ideas to create a cozy and beautiful home this winter…


This has me inspired to keep my Christmas pots around longer and just take out the red berries – a nice evergreen display for the front door Via House of Hawthornes


It’s been super cold and icy around here this winter, and I was at a loss about where to keep the salt until I saw this adorable idea Via Life Should Cost Less

As far as keeping the indoors cozy after all the Christmas decor comes down, I love these beautiful mantel decor ideas, cozy and warm living rooms, and rustic and natural winter vignettes.


This is about the coziest scene I can imagine Via Lilypad Cottage

Winter Mantel with DIY Pine Cone Pom Pom Garland by The Happy Housie

This is my favourite winter vignette from a couple of January’s past… Via The Happy Housie


Black and white seems somehow perfectly appropriate for the winter months Via IG


I’m swooning over all the fur and chunky knit throw and pillow Via Apartment Therapy


Cozy fabrics and neutral layers Via Golden Boys and Me


Neutral layers with pretty pattern and fur Via House Seven


Some outdoor equipment like snowshoes, or even cross country skis adds a fun touch to your entry or living room Via The Heathered Nest


Chalkboards are always fun to change for the season Via House by Hoff

Free Winter Chalkboard Art

And if you don’t want to create the chalkboard art yourself, I have some free printable chalkboard art for you Via The Happy Housie


Take away the one little gift on the table, and everything else about this gorgeous living room Via A Burst of Beautiful screams cozy winter space


I love the pompom winter garland on this neutral mantel from Via Hymns and Verses


Why not keep out a few of those light strings? Or even the lighted branches… Via The Budget Decorator


This vignette is simple, beautiful, and full of natural elements Via Setting for Four


Make your own giant snowflake wall decor Via Making Home Base


I love the little faux snowballs in this wintery vignette Via Dining Delight


Oooh!Keep out those bottle brush trees Via Southern Hospitality


Love this rustic winter Antlers and Pine Cone Vignette Via Savvy Southern Style


Make your own cozy wintery Faux Fur Tree Via Tatertots & Jello


Replace the ornaments with natural elements like on this sinter Nature Display Via Urban Comfort


A clean and simple Winter Vignette featuring an adorable little evergreen Via Julie Blanner


Birch logs everywhere!! The metal basket even feels perfect for winter Via Indulgy


I love this idea to keep (or refresh) your winter greens in simple blue mason jars Via A Barefoot Day


And why not throw in some fake Snowballs with No Snow Via Cottage in the Oaks

Looking to add some coziness to your winter decor?

Here are some finds to help you get the look…


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