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Beat the January Blahs: Winter Decoration Ideas For A Cozy Home

Once the Christmas decor is put away, January arrives, and then what? It’s a struggle for sure because all the festive decor has been stored, and our homes feel dull. However, it doesn’t have to feel that way with these winter decoration ideas. Let’s take a look at some ideas for January’s decorating, such as bringing the outdoors inside with decorations for Winter.

These January decor ideas will quickly help you transition from the holidays. These are easy ways to make your home inviting, cozy, and not dull at all.

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Ideas for Winter Decorating in a modern farmhouse for a cozy hygge feeling.

Decorations for Winter Essentials & Hygge Style

These are my go-to Winter decoration ideas and must-haves. Incorporating these elements into your winter decor will give your home a warm, hygge aesthetic.

  • Evergreens
  • Pinecones
  • Warm Blanket Throws & Soft Pillows
  • Candles
  • Mirrors & Cloches to reflect warmth
  • Snowy branches or sticks
  • Fresh Fruits and Herbs
  • Forced Branches or Bulbs
  • Warm Wood Tones
  • White Dishes
  • Textured items such as old books, wooden trays, breadboards, etc.
  • Copper and Vintage Brass pieces such as candle sticks.

What Is A Cozy Hygge Aesthetic?

You may be asking what is hygge. Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a Danish word that has taken the world by storm. It’s more than just a design aesthetic; it’s a way of life revolving around simple living and creating cozy spaces.

Ideas for January Decorating: Bring Nature Inside

A favorite idea for January decorating is with foraged items from nature.

Winter offers an abundance of evergreens and pinecones. Sticks or twigs are also easily found.

The foraged pinecones, with a little fake flocking or snow, are perfect for filling containers. Combined with the battery-operated flicker candles, they create a stunning vignette for a coffee table centerpiece. The candles are safe and easy to turn on with a remote.

You can also see how to easily add fake snow to pinecones, trees, or branches.

Vintage wooden bowl filled with foraged pinecones and flicker battery candles for a winter decoration idea for coffee tables.

These gathered from natural elements look lovely in porch planters as well. A basket filled with snowy pinecones rests on a vintage sled for a winter porch vignette. The snowy grapevine wreath needed more volume so a twig wreath was added with twist ties. You can see more of the winter porch details here.

Add boxwood and foraged pinecones for a Winter Planter ideas for January Porch Decorating.

Boxwood is a favorite evergreen for winter decorating! Winter is the perfect time to cut this long-lasting plant to fill your containers. Boxwood cut in winter months will last into the summer.

Bring the outdoors inside for winter decoration ideas with cut boxwood filled vintage containers.

Ideas for January Decorating: Bring The Outdoor Inside

I like to bring stems and bulbs inside early each year to force some blooms. You can read more about bringing elements of nature inside on How To Force Blooms For Winter Flowers. Paperwhite Bulbs are a favorite to add a cozy winter feeling to your home.

Forced stems help is a great Winter Decorating Tip.

Winter Decoration Ideas: Keep A Few Holiday Items

There is no need to put away every Christmas item because some pieces work perfectly as decorations for Winter. As an example, a few snowmen continue to hang around for the winter months. In addition, I leave my snowy trees and wreath along with my vintage sled.

Snow tipped pinecone with small snowman for Decorations for Winter

January decor ideas include a few snowy trees and wreaths to keep the farmhouse warm and cozy.

Snowy faux trees in a Vintage dough bowl and repurposed gas can lamp for January Decor Ideas

You can also add paper snowflakes during the Winter. See how to make them here.

Paper bag snowflakes over DIY bar in industrial style farmhouse loft.

Cozy Up With Blanket Throws & Pillows

One of the best ideas for Winter decorations is to use lots of throw blankets & pillows. They not only make the room look cozy but also are practical for this time of year. I rarely watch TV without pulling a blanket over my legs. Be sure to have plenty within reach at all times.

Winter Decorating Ideas For Cozy Tablescapes

Woods and whites have long been a favorite way to cozy up a room and add texture. They are a perfect choice for winter decorating ideas. Layering lots of breadboards, old rolling pins, or wooden trays is an inexpensive way to add warmth to your home this Winter.

Add candles, copper and wooden pieces for the best decorations for winter and Ideas for January decorating.
Grace Prints

Bring out the vintage ironstone to add to the wood and white decor style for a cozy winter table. Add some candlelight for more winter decoration ideas.

Sophie and her snowy background continue to grace my table for several weeks during Winter.

A snowy pinecone takes centerstage on the Winter Table, and you can see the Sophie Print here.

Silent Night Painting with cloche over a snowy pinecone and black candlesticks with ironstone table decorations for winter.

Adding white dishes to a natural wood riser creates a warm centerpiece for this Winter Table.

White ironstone and vintage brass bird salt and pepper shakers for a January Home Decorating Ideas for a Hygge aesthetic.

The vintage brass bird salt and pepper shakers are one of my favorite family heirlooms. It’s so fun to combine them with vintage brass candlesticks and force blooms.

Cozy Ideas for Winter Decorating with a vintage and thrifted tablescape.

See How to Easily Style This Centerpiece for a Cozy Table

Watch this Winter Decoration Idea for a cozy January centerpiece.

Warm Metals are a Great Winter Decoration Idea

Add touches of copper and vintage brass throughout your home to add warmth to your winter spaces. I love collecting both copper and brass when out thrifting.

Copper add so much warmth for ideas for winter decorating

Layer Collections

Another cozy idea is to layer your thrift and vintage collections. The copper pots hung together on the DIY Copper Hanger create an instant warm feeling in the farmhouse kitchen,

Cozy stacks of vintage copper for Winter Decoration Ideas in Farmhouse kitchen with concrete countertops

See how to make new wood look like old barn wood on the post showing how the island top was aged.

DIY Kitchen Island with natural wood top and green paint in farmhouse kitchen with pantry door.

Adding Textured Decor

A wooden barrel, tray, or toolbox looks great when filled with an old book collection. Add a hurricane lantern filled with a candle and wrap it in greenery to create a warm vignette.

Old Books and wooden elements for Winter Decoration ideas Farmhouse January Decor Ideas

Baskets are another great idea for winter decorating. They add texture and are great for storage as well.

Vintage-Basket-on-top-of-hutch-best-vintage-finds for January Decor Ideas for a cozy farmhouse feel.

Let There Be Light

Flicker candles help to create a hygge sense of well-being, and they are safe to use when mixing with natural elements. You can see more January home decorating ideas and creating a cozy winter mantel here.

Cozy flicker candles are ides for January Decorating for a hygge cozy home feel.

You can also make areas feel more cozy by adding mirrors to the dark corners of your home. You can see more details about adding mirrors on How to Style Shelves.

Fill shelves with white and blue transferware January Home decorating ideas.

Decorations for Winter: Screen Porch Decor

Let’s talk about decorations for the Winter Porch Decor.

Even the screened porch gets a January update with stacks and stacks of white dishes on shelves to add a cozy feel.

Stack of White vintage ironstone plates for winter decoration ideas and ways to beat the January blahs

More foraged pinecones and a few faux red birds keep the porch festive during Winter.

Adding faux snow to natural helps for Winter decoration Ideas on the screen porch with red birds and snowy pinecones.


Here’s hoping you find some inspiration to brighten your winter decoration ideas to brighten your January!

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Wednesday 24th of January 2024

So many beautiful ideas, Rachel. It sure makes for a cozy home.


Thursday 25th of January 2024

Wendy, Thank you! I appreciate your comments.


Wednesday 24th of January 2024

Beautiful ideas. Hugs to you.


Wednesday 24th of January 2024

Renae, Thank you!


Wednesday 24th of January 2024

Love all your tips!!!


Wednesday 24th of January 2024

Stacy, I appreciate this.

Cassie Love

Wednesday 24th of January 2024

I love your posts and always enjoy reading them. Where did you find your mug rack in your kitchen? It would be perfect in my small farmhouse kitchen! Thanks!


Wednesday 24th of January 2024

Cassie, I found it on Etsy but I saw this one similar and link it on Shop my Kitchen. Here's the link


Wednesday 24th of January 2024

Hi Rachel, you have a Beautiful Home. I always have a wreath on my Front Door, and I always struggle after I take my Christmas wreath down to find a wreath option. I don't want to put a Fall wreath back up for January, and it's too early for a Valentine or Spring wreath, Any Ideas? Have a Great Day, Ellen


Wednesday 24th of January 2024

Ellen, I used either a natural wreath with twigs or grapevine. You could also add some faux snow or add a small snowman to a winter wreath. I usually add Valentines by mid-January.