Use these cozy + comfortable winter decorating ideas to add texture & color to your spaces during the winter months.
Welcome to this year’s batch of winter decorating ideas…which you can actually apply to any room in your home. I’m featuring our great room because it looked so bare and cold after I took down the Christmas decorations. It definitely needed to be warmed up!
Winter decorating ideas…for any room in your home.
At this time of year, after the holidays are behind us, we tend to nestle down and spend time at home. When all the Christmas color is stored away, I am usually very ready to welcome the serene feeling that neutrals lend to a room. However, this year I wasn’t ready to let go of all my color, so I added pops of various blues to our already neutral room. I wanted clean and calm, but I also wanted contrast.
What follows are easy and affordable ways to add that contrast to any room in your house. Accomplishing this is especially simple to do with the huge selection of home decor items available at Walmart. Mix vintage pieces with things that are brand new, and pair your more expensive items with things that are easier on the wallet. No matter what your budget, Walmart Home can help.
*Although this post is sponsored by Walmart, all ideas, styling, and selections are my own. Click HERE for my disclosure statement.
Soft Furnishings: Pillows + Throw Blankets
Hands down, the easiest way to add contrast and color is with pillows and throw blankets. In just a few minutes, you can entirely change the look and feel of a room. You can turn a room filled with riotous color into a calm and peaceful space simply by switching to neutral tones. Likewise, you can take a room blanketed in beige, and by adding colorful pillows and throws, it becomes a cohesive space with just the right amount of color.
Because I have a hefty collection of blue pillow covers, no new purchases were necessary. That’s one big advantage to decorating with your favorite color for a very long time! Mixed in with the neutrals, the shades of blue add the perfect amount of contrast.
Throw blankets are versatile and budget-friendly. Drape them over the back of a chair, have one spilling out of the top of a basket, or pile several together on a shelf or hearth. Any way you use them, they add charm and color to a room.
Well-Chosen Accessories + Symmetry
This concept of adding different shades of the same color (any color…it doesn’t have to be blue) to neutral decor can be accomplished with just a few, well-chosen accessories. Make sure to shop your house before you purchase anything new. I love mixing a few new things in with my tried and true, favorite pieces.
My new purchases this year were these stunning stoneware vases from Walmart. I can’t even tell you how much I love them! I hope you like them too, because they will be staying around for a long time.
Two things that I believe every home needs are balance and symmetry. They provide your decor with a place for the eye to rest, and the two together lend even more cohesiveness to your spaces. It’s not necessary to add symmetry to every room, but it’s nice to sprinkle it around your home, here and there.
Books are always an excellent decor accessory, no matter the time of year…but winter is the time to sink into a comfy chair and pore over a gorgeous and interesting book. For a simple coffee table vignette, stack a few books, and top them with fresh flowers. It definitely makes a statement, yet it can be accomplished in a matter of minutes.
No list of winter decorating ideas would be complete without mentioning natural elements. There are so many to choose from! My go-to choice is always fresh flowers, but don’t forget about pinecones, eucalyptus, feathers, branches, fresh or faux herbs, succulents, sea shells, or driftwood. Fresh pine is also a good choice for the winter months.
Natural elements can also be introduced by choosing pieces made from rattan or wicker. Not only do these items add amazing texture, they also add a bit of the unexpected. Whether functional or purely decorative, the natural color of wicker and rattan goes with any style decor, and is ideal for winter.
It’s nice to choose items that reflect your own style, where you are located, and your family’s interests. Clearly, here in Ohio, I won’t be decorating with sea shells and driftwood! But if you live by the water, beach-related items are definitely good, especially if they are displayed in something with texture, like a thick basket or dough bowl.
Winter Decorating Ideas Style Guide
Just click on the images below for direct links to the products. Where actual items are no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. Don’t forget that Walmart offers free shipping with a purchase of $35, and a generous return window.
I hope you found some winter decorating ideas to use in your own home. I love the cozy and comfortable feeling I get when I walk in our great room. When I’m ready to relax, there are pillows to sink into, and blankets to huddle under. We’ve been in our new house for about two months, and with every passing week, it’s feels more like home.
Being able to use what I already have in our decor is like welcoming in old friends. When I pull out pillow covers that have been around for a while, or pitchers that I’ve collected over the years, it makes everything feel more familiar. It’s also really fun to add the new pieces, and find out how everything fits into a space I’m still trying to figure out.
Remember to look around your home, use what you have, mix the old with the new, and don’t be afraid to try something completely different!
More inspiration from Walmart Home:
Paint color for walls + trim: Snowbound from Sherwin Williams.
More winter decorating ideas:
- Easy Neutral Winter Decor Ideas
- How to Decorate Shelves for Winter
- Neutral Living Room Ideas for Winter