I’m always envious of the bloggers who change the decor of their homes with each season. Redoing their mantels, changing out pillows and creating seasonal vignettes all over the house. I wish I had the time, the money and the time – oh, did I say time already? Am I the only person with this concern? (Say “no”)
I didn’t think so! That’s why this winter I’m taking on the challenge: Figuring out how to quickly, easily and inexpensively decorate for the winter season. Are you with me? (Say “yes”) Great! Here’s my plan:
Removing decor, pillows, artwork, etc. is just too time consuming. My strategy is going to be layering in winter pieces that will fit in with my decor, but give it a cozy, wintery, holiday vibe.
As nice as it would be to spread holiday cheer all over the house,
no one most people don’t have time for that. So focusing in on one or two places to seasonally decorate is key. My picks: the family room the console in my foyer.
Now when it comes to finding decor, I’ll be looking for pieces that meet 3 criteria:
1. Timeless and neutral. So year after year I’ll be able to use these pieces again.
2. Winter, NOT holiday. The winter is much longer than the holiday season. I want this decor to feel festive in December, but still look seasonal in January and February.
3. Under $20. Inexpensive, but not cheap. Clearly they aren’t going to be top quality, but I also don’t want to waste my money on junk.
Still with me? (Nod your head yes) Good, because I went off into the world wide web to ideate and I’m about to share some fabulous finds, all under $20! Here’s what I came up with:
Where to get it: $16.99 IKEA Knit Pillow • $15.25 Walmart Cable Knit Throw • $15.97 Walmart Fur Pillow • $19.99 Target Boxwood Wreath • $1 & $2 Pier 1 Glitter Spheres • $1 each Glass Taper Candlesticks & Candles • $12.99 Kirklands Mercury Glass Candle Holder • $3.98 Christmas Tree Shop Set of 2 Tassels • $18.95 Pier 1 Metallic Gold Branch
Pillows and throws in chunky knits or faux furs will add warmth to seating areas. A simple boxwood wreath says winter, not holiday, and can be hung over existing artwork, mirrors or bookcases. Glass and metallic candle sticks add a little bit of sparkle to shelves and tables, while satin tassels, metallic branches and glittery orbs bring a touch of subtle glamour to a mantle.
Manageable? (Just one more “yes”, please) I think so. I’m off to hunt down a few of these pieces, or pieces inspired by them, or maybe do a little DIY. Can’t wait to share my simple, seasonally decorated spaces with you!