Ditch the Post-Holiday Blues: 6 Quick & Cozy Home Revivals for Winter

So, we ditched and packed away all of the beautiful ornaments. Now Let’s say hello to cozy home revivals for winter.

I am here to guide you through 6 quick yet impactful ways to refresh your home for winter, injecting it with warmth, comfort, and a touch of that post-holiday sparkle (minus the glitter, of course).

Do you still want that cozy feeling from the holidays? You can create a warm and cozy place for you and your family. Let me show you how with these 6 quick and easy tips!

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Creamy hues of whites for a winter pallet on a gray sofa.

Let’s talk about cozy home revivals for winter. You can have that same cozy feeling that you did at Christmas with less is more.

Let’s bring in cozy peaceful hues of neutrals or add a pop of color. The best way to do this is to change out your pillows and throw blankets as well as artwork.

For a winter color pallet try picking two or three colors. Here are some suggestions for a winter color pallet:

– All Creams for winter whites

– Rose, creams, and a touch of blue

– Creams and greens

– Blues, creams, and gray

Did you know that you can change the vibe of a room by changing out just a few pillows? It can have the biggest impact in a room for the seasons. It’s a way to bring in color or go for a neutral pallet.

I love mixing neutrals for that winter white effect by using various textures in your pillows. Cream color pillows are perfect for all year long. They are especially pretty for the winter. Add pillows of all the same color but with different textures.

Winter’s shorter days and dimmer sunlight can leave our homes feeling a bit gloomy. But don’t despair! There are plenty of ways to brighten things up and bring more light into your space, even during the chilliest months. Let the light in through the windows to maximum natural light. Ditch heavy drapes and opt for sheer, white, or cream linen curtains that allow light to filter through while still providing privacy.

Cozy Home - Gray chair with white pillow and throw in front of a window.

Clean your windows: Grimy windows can significantly dim the natural light coming into your home. Give them a good scrub to let the sunshine in. It will lift your mood and make your home seem brighter.

There are two ways to add a cozy look to your winter décor. Add a beautiful faux fur throw to your sofa. They are soft, and warm and wash up well. It is a perfect addition to the sofa in the winter for snuggling up with the fireplace or watching a good movie.

Cream and tan piebald French Bulldog on a faux fur throw with cream pillows for a cozy home in winter.

Have you seen the small faux furs? You may have seen mine used at Christmas and it is being used for winter too. I have it on my wooden coffee table. It brings such warmth into the room.

Small cream faux fur draped over a coffee table with a stack of design books, wooden beads, candle and white vase.

These smaller furs are beautifully draped over the back of a sofa, chair, bed, or bench. I have seen them used on top of a sideboard and table too.

Candlelight is beautiful any time of the year, especially during the dark winter months. There is sometimes beautiful yet magical with lighting candles. Candlelight can make for a cozy home feeling or vibe.

A large candle with multi-wicks is lovely in a room. It can be placed on a buffet or kitchen island. I use them in higher spaces and out of reach of little hands.

Cozy Home for winter with candlelight. Six wick candle on a buffet and tray.

Try adding a few white or gold votive candle holders. The light within the white or gold gives sparkle and warmth. Its warm soft glow pairs wonderfully with a beautiful fire in the fireplace. I love to sprinkle them throughout the house. Don’t forget to add a lovely, scented candle for the winter. Candles infused with natural essential oils of citrus, cinnamon, vanilla, juniper berry, vetiver, clove, spruce, and pine smell wonderful and create a cozy-smelling home during winter. The scent can be very uplifting as well.

There is no reason for the greenery to disappear after the Christmas season is over. We loved how the green from our wreaths and garland made the house look alive. You can achieve the look by adding faux or real plants to your space.

You can add a few sprigs of eucalyptus to a small vase. Check your local grocery store or Trader Joe’s for fresh greens.

Plant in Kitchen

Adding real or faux plants to your home adds color and warmth. These days, faux plants are made so realistic that you have to touch it to see if it’s real. You can easily change them throughout the season for a fresh new look.

One of my favorite indoor plants is Devil’s Ivy Pothos. This plant loves indirect light. Pothos are super easy to grow. Just remember to water them every week and watch them grow!

Start with a clean slate. What a wonderful way to kick off a brand-new year with a clean home.

With all the Christmas decorations comes the dust and the mess from packing it away. It’s the perfect time to do a good cleaning of the floors, baseboards, fireplace mantel, and kitchen counters.

A cozy home is a clean home too. I tend to remove everything off my counters to give it a good wipe-down. Then items are added back into the space.

Kitchen cleaned after the holidays with a few winter decorations.
Decluttering

One of the first things I do after the holidays is eliminate the clutter. Eliminating all the extra “stuff” is a great way for things to feel refreshed.

It’s a chance to recycle some of your home décor items. Put out some of those beautiful new Christmas gifts.

Keep in mind that you are trying to declutter. Remember that less is more too. Sometimes a bowl of fruit is all you need for a little pop of color in the winter.

Bowl of fruit on the island perfect home decor for any season.

Donate any unwanted items. It is a perfect time to purge your home of items you no longer want to use. You can donate them to a local thrift store. I will put items in tubs and let my family and neighbors know that items are going to the thrift stores. A few of my neighbor friends always want first dibs on it.

May these quick tips help to make your home more cozy for the winter. Share some of your tips in the comments. I would love to hear from you.

Here are some additional thoughts to inspire you:

  • Don’t be afraid to layer textures – throws, pillows, and blankets add instant warmth and comfort.
  • Personalize your cozy touches – incorporate items that hold special memories or reflect your hobbies.
  • Let in natural light whenever possible, or invest in warm, inviting lamps for evenings.

By embracing these ideas, you can create a winter wonderland within your own home, a place to relax, recharge, and enjoy the beauty of the season.

Have a wonderful day, sweet friend!

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