Hi friends! I hope your hearts are full after this holiday season. I know mine is…and now we can finally take a deep breath! I don’t know about you but once the holidays are over my Christmas decor starts to overwhelm me. I love keeping my tree up but everything else gets packed up pretty quickly after Christmas. 

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So as I’m sitting here looking at the explosion that was Christmas, I started thinking about how I wanted to transition my mantle decor from holiday to winter. As you can see my holiday mantle is FULL. This is not the mantle we hang stockings on so I love displaying things like Christmas cards and garland here. This year I also included my wood bead garland I shared as a DIY here previously. You’ll also see lambs ear garland, the Decocrated Winter 2020 Box wood village, Fall 2021 Box candle holders, and bottle brush trees. It’s full y’all, but it was just what I wanted. 

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So, as the new year hits…all I want in my decor now is simplicity! I’m craving fresh and new so I want my decor to reflect that too. I start by clearing anything that screams Christmas to me. In my opinion that was my bottle brush trees, Christmas cards, and the DIY snowflake wood bead garland. I removed these items and then took a step back. 

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I also want everything to be a little more crisp. I let my holiday mantle get pretty crowded, which I loved, but again - I was craving fresh and clean. I decided to keep the candles and flocked trees together and I clumped the wood village pieces together in the middle. I LOVE how it turned out! It looks new and still wintery, but no longer Christmas. Mission accomplished! 

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I think one of the keys to maintaining a winter feel is how you incorporate greenery. I kept my flocked trees for that reason. They are neutral in color but still give off such a good winter feel! I think the same goes for the wood village by Decocrated. Decocrated does such a good job of curating pieces that span the entirety of the season, that’s one of the main reasons I love them so much! 

Okay, your turn! Tell us how you’re transitioning your decor from holiday to winter! And thanks for joining here! Until next time! 



About the Author

Becca is in her early 30’s and lives just outside Seattle with her husband, whom she met on Tinder (crazy right!?), and her two kids Macey and Harrison. Life is pretty full with two young kids but in her “free time” Becca loves a good mani-pedi, a hike with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, or a day-date to bubble tea with her daughter. You can find her on Instagram here: www.Instagram.com/drivingmissmacey or her blog: www.drivingmissmacey.com.