The holiday decor has all been put away and your house is immaculately clean; but noticeably bare. What was once so full of glitter and light in every room and corner is now looking sort of empty. Do you feel me on this?! There is something about a festive house that just makes it seem so warm and inviting, which is so comforting during the long and cold winter months.

However; that doesn’t have to be the case! Today I am sharing with you and the Decocrated Blog a few tips for keeping your home cozy during the winter months. Check them out below.


Fireplace Warmth

One of the easiest ways to help your home feel warm when the temperatures drop is to make use of your fireplace(s). Whether you have a wood-burning fireplace or an electric; something about the soft glow of the flames and warm air emitted just makes me feel cozy and relaxed.

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Have a fireplace that doesn’t actually function? No problem! Place a space heater in it or nearby to create a similar effect and will make your house warm.


Blankets/Blanket Ladder

I love my blanket ladder. Decorating with cozy blankets is the perfect way to make your home cozier. In the spring/summer I hang lightweight throws on it, and in the fall/winter I love chunky crocheted blankets. I keep the wooden snowflake from the Winter 2019 Box hanging on the top through March.

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Don’t have a ladder? Fill up a basket with blankets for an on-demand cozy atmosphere. 


Winter Wreaths & Florals

I am the wreath queen, which means I have one (or several) for every holiday and season. I have transitioned the winter wreath from the Winter 2021 Box from my kitchen nook window to my entryway front door. I have complimented it with some snowy faux cotton flowers in a vase on my entryway table (which also includes the book stack from the Spring 2021 Box, the Our Happy Place sign from the Fall 2020 Box, and the table clock from the Summer 2021 Box).

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Evergreen & Pine Trees

To help keep my house feeling full rather than empty, I like to keep some evergreen trees up throughout my home during the winter months.

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I’ve kept my bare, flocked Christmas tree up in the corner of my family room. It is a great empty space filler and I love the glow of the lights in the evening. You’ll also notice the Evergreen Wall Art from the Winter 2021 Box at the top of my built-ins.


Cold Weather Quotes & Decorative Accents

You might think it’s difficult to find winter decor that isn’t holiday-themed. So here are a few ideas to help add depth or fill in some of your spare spaces.


Winter quotes like this “Baby it’s cold outside” art print from the Winter 2021 Box (next to the ceramic trees from the Winter 2020 Box) could fit in nearly anywhere in your home. Mine sits atop my dining room buffet and on the wood tray from the Winter 2019 Box.

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Throw pillows instantly make a space feel warm and cozy. I love these pillow covers from the Winter 2022 Box in my master bedroom reading space (the perfect spot to snuggle up with some hot chocolate).

It doesn’t get much cozier than winter mittens, does it? I’m using the throw pillow from the Winter 2019 Box on my entryway bench and I love the color it adds.

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I also have the Winter Hat Table Top sign from the Winter 2019 Box on the sleigh shelf from the Winter 2020 Box in my front hallway. I paired this with some bottle brush trees and the wooden calendar from the Winter 2020 Box.

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I’m now looking forward to weathering the cold months in my cozy home all winter long; I hope you are too!


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