Cozy & Comfortable Winter Living Room Decorating Ideas | Inspiration for adding texture & neutral colors to your spaces during the winter months.
Welcome to this year’s batch of winter living room decorating ideas…which you can actually use anyplace in your home. I’m showing you my living room because it looked so bare and cold after I took the Christmas decorations down. It definitely needed to be warmed up!
After the Christmas holidays, I am usually very ready to go neutral. This year was no exception so that’s what I did with my pillows and most of the accessories. All the pillows (except one) are ivory with a tiny bit of blue. I added a blue plaid pillow to the sofa for a bit of interest…and to tie in all the blue quilts. More on those later.
I’m intrigued right now with mixing metals so I gave it a try on the coffee table. I used brass candlesticks with the galvanized snowflake lantern leftover from my Christmas decor. I think it works!
The honest truth is that I like things to match. I like symmetry…in fact I don’t think I could live without it in my home. I like that my kitchen door hardware matches my lights…and that it all matches my faucet. I do, however, like a variety of metals and am going to try and work a few more into my decor.
Tip: Don’t be afraid to mix metals. If you are like me, and most of your metals match, adding some inexpensive accessories is a way to give it a try. I’m not suggesting that you change out light fixtures or door hardware!
In addition to the snowflake lantern, I left out a few more items I used for Christmas. The galvanized lanterns with birch candles are perfect on the antique chest. Plus they have gold handles so they go along with my “mixed metals” idea.
I have a small collection of blue vintage quilts that I have been gathering for a few years. I have been using them in the bedrooms but I decided to bring them down and try them on the basket ladder. You can see how the basket ladder looked at Christmas by clicking HERE. I removed two of the baskets and hung quilts.
The two remaining baskets were filled with more quilts and some fluffy pillows. It all adds color and texture, pulls in the blue slipper chairs, and last but not least, makes me smile.
I put the cotton boll trees out in the fall, used them for Christmas, and decided to leave them out for winter. The bolls remind me of snow and they add a bit of texture to the creamware. The creamware stayed the same because I really do love it on those shelves.
Big pine cones, another blue quilt and neutral pillows finished everything off on the other side of the room.
The Hearth and Hand pitcher was a Christmas gift from my daughter and is the perfect neutral accent for the coffee table. I wanted white flowers but the selection at Kroger wasn’t very good…so I made do with what they had. They are alive and fresh…and right now that’s the most important thing!
Unlike me, Kelly has been enjoying the peace and quiet! Her life was turned upside-down when the kids were home for Christmas, but she handled it quite well for a dog her age. I can’t believe she’s going to be ten in a few months. It honestly doesn’t seem possible.
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I hope you got some winter living room decorating ideas to use in your own home. This didn’t take very long and the only money I spent was on the fresh flowers. I love the cozy and comfortable feeling I get when I walk in the room. Remember to look around your home, use what you have, and don’t be afraid to try something new!
You might also like my Easy Neutral Winter Decor Ideas from last year.
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