You love decorating your home for Christmas, but every year, you find yourself taking down your decorations way too early. That’s because you’re decorating specifically for Christmas, not for winter! Find out how you can decorate your home to enjoy the winter season in style – and keep your decorations up for longer – with these simple winter decorating ideas from Kirkland’s.
Winter is all about creating that magical glow. Capture classic charm in your home by picking out some stylish lanterns and placing sparkly silver string lights inside. This technique adds an enchanting look to any winter home, and it decreases fire hazards from real candles, too! Create an entire wall full of shining lanterns, or simply place a few on your patio and let them light your way through the cold winter months.
Stay warm and cozy on the coldest nights by stacking a few plush blankets on your mantel or the side of your couch. You can throw in some bright red throw blankets to recall the traditional colors of Christmas, or stick to white and cream-colored blankets that can stay out all season long.
It’s easy to transform an existing gallery wall into a beautiful winter-themed display. In fact, our post on how to update your gallery wall for Christmas covers a lot of the basics. You can use the same concepts – like mixing things up with canvas prints and photos and adding simple, nostalgic touches – to create a custom gallery wall that you can leave up all winter long. Use framed prints and holiday wall art to honor the spirit of the season without actually screaming “Christmas!” and you’ll be glad to see these pieces on display well into the new year.
There are tons of winter decorations that have a longer shelf life than your typical Christmas décor. You can throw in Christmas-specific pieces that feature Santa or other popular holiday themes and quotes right up to the big day, and then simply take those down once the holiday has passed. That way, you don’t have clean up everything at once, and you can enjoy your winter decorations even longer!
Have you already decorated for winter, and not Christmas? Show us your charming seasonal style by tagging @kirklands and #myKirklands on Instagram today.