How to Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas

Well the holidays are officially over and that means we’re smack dab in the middle of boring-cold-winter now. Womp womp womp. And if you’re like me, the house probably feels a bit cold and stale after all the Christmas decor came down. It’s a conundrum, really. I mean, on one hand I LOVE the feeling of a clean, de-cluttered house, but on the other hand it feels a bit blah without all the holiday decor, right? And then the challenge is to figure out how to bring that cozy feeling back to each room so it’s not so dull and dreary. I know lots of you are probably in that same weird place right now, so today I thought it would be fun to share how to make any space cozy after Christmas. Just follow my simple steps and BAM–instant cozy!

How to Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas. Five easy tips to decorate for winter after Christmas.

How to Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas

Here are my go-to tips for how to make any space cozy after Christmas. These cozy essentials will work year round too–they’re sure to bring any room to life!

  1. Add plants + greenery. Alllll the greenery. Real or faux, either will work.
  2. Get chunky blankets & lots of throw pillows. Trust me. They make all the difference.
  3. Add fresh artwork. Try sprucing up your walls some new artwork–botanical prints are my favorite!
  4. Candles. Lots of candles. 
  5. Don’t forget texture! Wicker baskets and old books are my favorite.

Ok now that we’ve established my cozy essentials, let’s put it into action. Here’s how my living room looked after the Christmas decor came down:

Pretty boring, right? Definitely not cozy and very blah. I obviously had some work to do. Now here’s how it looks after I added all five of my cozy essentials.

How to Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas. Five easy tips to decorate for winter after Christmas. How to Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas. Five easy tips to decorate for winter after Christmas. How to Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas. Five easy tips to decorate for winter after Christmas. How to Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas. Five easy tips to decorate for winter after Christmas.

So much more cozy now! This space went from boring and blah to warm and inviting with only a few changes. The biggest help came with adding in lots of greenery (some faux and some real) and then lots of texture in the form of chunky blankets, wicker baskets, and old books. Oh and I also added a pair of botanical prints over in the corner!

How to Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas. Five easy tips to decorate for winter after Christmas. How to Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas. Five easy tips to decorate for winter after Christmas.

I like this look for winter because it’s just simple and cozy. Nothing super fancy is happening here, but I love it. Plus I shopped my stash to decorate this entire room. I didn’t have to buy one darn thing to bring this space to life, which is a total win!

How to Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas. Five easy tips to decorate for winter after Christmas.

How to Make Any Space Cozy After Christmas. Five easy tips to decorate for winter after Christmas.

Well I hope this helped if you’re trying to make any space in your home cozy after Christmas. Like I said earlier, these are my go-to tips and they work every single time. It’s like magic, really. Cozy magic.

Living Room Sources:

Poufs // Sofa // Rug // Pillows // Storage Cabinet // LED candles // Light Fixture // black lamp // botanical artwork // recliners // vintage laundry basket–(similar one here) // paint color is Alabaster by Sherwin Williams

Thanks so much for dropping by!! Here are a few other similar posts you might want to check out: 

My Christmas Decor Storage Process

How to Transition From Christmas to Winter Decor

10 Simple Ways to Decorate for Winter

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20 Comments

  1. Melissa Mack wrote:

    Timely post!! Took my decorations down on New Years Day and I literally have said to several people “My house is now naked”. It’s funny because I just moved into my house in July. By the time I actually got settled and fully unpacked it was basically time to put the Christmas deco’s up. Now that it’s all down I realize I downsized TOOO much when I moved. Kinda wondering if I should go back to the salvation army and buy some of my donated stuff back. LOLOL. Thanks for the tips!!

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      hahah! Well I guess that’s a good opportunity to buy new stuff for the new house, right?!

      Posted 1.3.20 Reply
    • Faith wrote:

      I do love the tips and I must say, your oversized “natural” artwork aka window view is pretty nice too! Love open windows!

      Posted 1.3.20 Reply
  2. Donna wrote:

    Is the tree in the corner real? If not, can u post the site? Thanks!

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      It’s faux actually! I tried to find the link, but it’s an old one from Pier 1 and not listed anymore.

      Posted 1.3.20 Reply
  3. Melanie wrote:

    Great post! Now I know what I can do to fix my naked feeling house. I need some more greenery!

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Yes!! Get cllllll the greenery!

      Posted 1.3.20 Reply
  4. Jennifer wrote:

    Any suggestions as to what/how to fill a crystal bowl? It housed Christmas bulbs now it’s bare.

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
  5. Cristin R Allen wrote:

    Where did your round side/end table come from? Would you recommend it?

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
  6. Tabitha wrote:

    Just a Quick… love your stories, your blog and your ideas and spirit!! Just a thank you for sharing your life with so many of us!! ❤️

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
  7. Laurie Newkirk wrote:

    Love your ideas, they sure did make your home cozy. Are those covers on the footstools??? Regardless, I need these.

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
  8. Amy Noonan wrote:

    Great tips! Exactly what I did yesterday for instant coziness. I love dragging my real plants to their new homes (aka different rooms). Love this post.

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
  9. Dee-Dee Laughter wrote:

    This looks so nice! I’ve been trying to make our home look not so bare since putting away all the Christmas.
    Question: What about the outside? My porch looks fine but I’m trying to think what to put on my front door. It’s naked. What would you suggest?

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
    • Susan Jeffries wrote:

      Just lovely. Simple and comfy and cosy. I have no luck with indoor plants, so I’m off on pension day to my local dollar store equivalent to see what I can find. As always thanks so much for the inspiration and new year blessings to you and yours 💐

      Posted 1.4.20 Reply
  10. Jeannine wrote:

    Beautiful Sarah!

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
  11. Tracy wrote:

    Love this post and the before and after are great ! It tells the story in how it happens! You are the best!!

    Posted 1.3.20 Reply
  12. Sheilah Perry-Rosales wrote:

    Just what I needed for my birthday your ideas are wonderful!I have one one live plant in my house because of my kitties.So many are poisonous to them Fake is my go to .

    Posted 1.4.20 Reply
  13. Lesa wrote:

    Love, love your style!! Thank you for sharing! Where did you get your curtains? And are they a cream color? 🙂

    Posted 1.7.20 Reply
  14. Tracie wrote:

    I took down my Christmas decor later than I should have because I dreaded the blahs! Once I did take it down, I went with dark green, copper, black, and white as the color scheme, with little touches of red and gray. Your post gave me ideas, and I am looking for the “right greenery,” which is going to have to be fake because I kill every plant. …

    Posted 1.14.20 Reply
  15. Katie Guise wrote:

    I love your posts so much! Thank You for sharing. Quick question. When I hit the link to your rug it goes to Wayfair but doesn’t say which one it is. Is it still available?

    Posted 4.2.20 Reply

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