Turn Your Home Into a Winter Wonderland With These Décor Ideas
One of my gal pals came to me with a Christmas decorating problem. She just renovated her living room and didn’t want to rely on the boring Christmas red-and-green decorating scheme. After some Pinterest stalking, and some mulled wine, we decided she should go with a snowy-white scheme. (IMO, so much easier on the eyes than red and green home Christmas décor.)
Her place looks absolutely gorgeous as a winter wonderland. And you too can get some inspo and use the same crisp neutral color palette, hints of sparkle and ultra-cozy details to elevate your holiday home décor. (My 6 year old daughter thought it looked like Elsa’s Frozen palace – ultimate kid compliment, right?)
Here’s our holiday decorating checklist to get you into the ho, ho, holiday spirit:
Mixing colors and textures
For starters, you’ll need lots of décor items in the color of freshly fallen snow. (Bonus points if you’re already in on the all-white home décor trend!) But remember, it doesn’t have to be boring.
Add dimension by layering in frosty pastels. White glitter alongside gold and silver add that first-snowfall magic, while cozy textures like fur and cable-knit warm up your icy Christmas room décor.
Trimming the tree
Try Christmas tree flocking to give your tree trimming a little dusting of snow. BalsamHill.com has a guide on how to get the effect with soap shavings or coconut flakes, but you can also buy flocking spray on Amazon to keep it simple.
Once that’s all set, adorn your tree with white Christmas lights, crystal garlands and shimmering white baubles. Don’t forget to crown your masterpiece with a snowflake tree topper.
A mix of metallic trinkets, white accessories and flickering candles will bring your winter wonderland to life.
I’m imagining a Pottery Barn palace filled with mercury glass Christmas trees, sleek metallic reindeer figurines, large white lanterns and candles everywhere.
I’m also loving these minimalist white ceramic houses from Crate & Barrel — the glow from the tealights within creates the cutest frosty village.
If you prefer to bask in the nostalgia of Christmases Past, embellish an antique wooden sled with a wreath or mount vintage skis on the walls. (Is there a better way to evoke the snowy slopes?)
For the fireplace, opt for fur-trimmed stockings with cable-knit base for extra coziness. Or, go glam with bead-embroidered velvet stockings. Deck the halls with swags of fresh greenery or white pom-pom garlands, too. (There’s major DIY potential here!)
Creating a tablescape
Start with a white table runner and layer it up with beaded plate chargers and sophisticated dinnerware. For the centerpiece, an arrangement of white birch twigs, winter greenery, snow-capped pinecones and twinkling tapers will have your guests swooning — and not just because of the champagne!
To elevate your dining room to White Christmas status, suspend snowflake decorations from your chandelier. MarthaStewart.com suggests that small paper snowflake cutouts or lightweight tree ornaments can be pretty dangling from lighting fixtures.
If you want to go above and beyond, CountryLiving.com recommends transforming your buffet table into a hot cocoa bar complete with mini trees and a rustic sign. Throw some white IKEA sheepskins on your seating for the ultimate après-ski experience.
Decking the front door
Create an inviting holiday “doorscape” by hanging a flocked wreath and freshly cut evergreen garlands on and around your front door. String up some white LED Christmas lights to draw guests into the warmth of your own home’s interior winter wonderland.
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