Simple Decor Ideas for After Christmas

Simple Decor Ideas for After Christmas. Easy and simple way to decorate your home in winter.

Anyone else feel totally lost on what day it is? Seriously, my brain is a blurry mess this week after Christmas. And my house is a blur too–every room looks like a bomb went off. Yesterday I was taking Christmas home decor down and while I was in the middle of doing that, I decided to start rearranging furniture. Of course that only added to the mess and before I knew it things got out of hand. Everything is in shambles now, so I figured today it would be fun to gather up some winter decor ideas for after Christmas. I want to share a few quick things that inspire me this time year because I feel like my approach to winter home decor is a little untraditional. In years past, I loved using decor like pinecones, garland, and flocked wreaths to get through the winter months. And now I prefer a much lighter look–one that is simple and fresh and almost non-wintery if that makes sense. Here’s five ideas that I love right now:

Simple decor ideas for after Christmas. Easy decorating ideas for winter.

First I can’t help but include this gorgeous dining room from my wannabe-BFF, Joanna Gaines. I love how she incorporated so much greenery in this beautiful winter tablescape. It’s hearty and warm, which is perfect for the cold months of winter, but it still has a light and fresh feel.

There is so much yummy texture in this beautiful photo from Cynthia Harper. This little corner is giving me tons of inspiration and I think it’s perfect for winter–lots of cozy textures and chunky knits.

So much bright and fresh goodness to love in this shot from Love Grows Wild. Again I’m loving the simplicity of this look–it’s so classic, clean, and easy, which is a nice change after the busyness of Christmas decor.

This super cozy living room from Nesting with Grace is a favorite of mine. I love how she incorporates those twinkling lights and loads of soft layers. This is definitely a warm, yet simple corner for winter!

I’m obsessed with this bright and sunny living room from Bless’er House. I love the contrast of the black doors and the fresh flowers are just beautiful. I LOVE having fresh flowers around the house and they’re especially nice during winter when everything is so dark and gray.

Well, I hope this little roundup inspires you to take a simple approach to your after-Christmas home decor. I know these ideas aren’t exactly the typical winter decor, but I think they’re all light and fresh which is what I’m craving right now. Just easy, simple, and beautiful–you can’t go wrong with that, right? Right. Now here’s a few cozy winter items I love:

Well I better get back to my decluttering and rearranging all the things. Thanks so much for stopping in today, I’ll see you back here sooooooooon! Here are a few more winter decor posts you might want to check out:

My Simple Approach to Winter Decor

How to Transition From Christmas to Winter Decor

How to Store & Organize Christmas Decor

10 Simple Ways to Decorate for Winter

10 simple ways to decorate for winter.

Cozy Winter Finds

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  1. Tracey A wrote:

    Hi!! You totally made me laugh,as I think that is a woman thing, starting at one room, one project and ending in another room, another project. It is so distracting, moving from one cleaning and organizing project to another! Thank you for your lovely posts and making me smile!

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      oh yessss Tracey, it’s definitely a woman thing. My husband just shakes his head and laughs at me!

      Posted 12.30.18 Reply
  2. I love all these inspiration pics!!! This is just what I needed to get me in the mood to take down my Christmas decor!

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      yay!! Glad they inspired you too Dena. xo

      Posted 12.30.18 Reply
  3. Jeannie S wrote:

    Every year I get this great urge to clean out my entire (small) house right after Christmas. My motto is less is best when it comes to decor. Have fun re-arranging!

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I agree with you Jeannie! I’m so drawn to simple decor these days.

      Posted 12.30.18 Reply
  4. Tammy wrote:

    On no…don’t take the Christmas decor down yet…wait until after New Years Day…the weekend after.

    Have a blessed evening
    Love your blog friend

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
  5. Kyla wrote:

    I’m working on taking the Christmas decor down too today. I’m sad to see it go, but it feels out of place now that Christmas is over. I’ve been debating about keeping out the garland and little evergreen trees, because they do have a winter feel. But something about keeping them out I’m not loving?? Maybe I just need to go with fresh and simple like some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Go with what feels good for you Kyla! Some years I leave it out to make the house feel more wintery, but this year I just wanted a clean slate!

      Posted 12.30.18 Reply
  6. Monique wrote:

    I just don’t understand why people see the need to take down their Christmas decorations right after Christmas. Can’t we enjoy the season a bit longer? What’s the rush, unless we are all so convinced by retailers that we better hurry up and get to the next celebration? I just don’t get it.

    Posted 12.28.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Monique, I put my decor up before Thanksgiving, so that plays into it I think. After Christmas is over I am ready for a clean slate, that’s all. But I’m all about doing what feels right in YOUR home. Do you!

      Posted 12.30.18 Reply
  7. Gayle wrote:

    Yes we always take our Christmas decor down after New Years! And in Australia it’s summer decor we put in place!! So weird to think of winter 😂 our Christmas was spent by the pool 👍🏼

    Posted 12.29.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      I love that! I wish our Christmas was spent by the pool too!

      Posted 12.30.18 Reply
  8. Melissa Filson wrote:

    I love all of these ideas! All of the white and greenery make everything simple and clean but still cozy and inviting! Good luck with your rearranging, can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

    Posted 12.29.18 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Thank you so much Melissa!! Can’t wait to share it all in 2019!

      Posted 12.30.18 Reply
  9. Margaret Sajewski wrote:

    In a recent post you talked about your new bed pillows and I was wondering where you purchased them?

    Posted 12.31.18 Reply
  10. Susan wrote:

    I would love some ideas for decorating very small home (as I have) and open kitchen/living room. Love your style but don’t know what to for paint on walls ,etc. Love farmhouse style and vintage.

    Posted 1.7.19 Reply

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