Winter Decorating: How to Keep It Cozy After Christmas

Happy New Year! After the long year that 2020 was, I’m looking forward to 2021.

I recently took down my Christmas decor. I’m always s surprised by how empty our house looks after taking down all of Christmas decor. Christmas decor gives that cozy feeling. Winter is so dull and stark outside, and I don’t want it to feel like that inside our house too. Today I want to share some tips on how I keep it feeling cozy even after the Christmas decor is put away.

1. Cuddle Up with Cozy Blankets

I draped a fuzzy blanket over the bed in our master.

Your home can’t feel warm and cozy during the winter if you’re not actually warm and cozy while at home. I believe that throw blankets should not be there just for looks, but they’re meant to actually be cuddled up in!

2. Use Greenery

I used a faux cedar garland draped over the church pew in our entryway.

I love using various types of greenery, real and faux, throughout the year in my home. I use winter greens, like pine and cedar, during January and February.

3. Light Some Candles

Brass candlesticks are my favorite.

Candles will always be my favorite way to make a space feel cozy and inviting. The warm glow of a candle during winter will make the space feel welcoming and relaxing.

4. Incorporate More Texture

I used a combination of wood, brass, greenery, and glass on our built in shelves.

Using various textures always adds a cozy, put-together look to a room. I love to use various soft pillows and blankets, along with glass, wood and metal to incorporate various textures into a room.

I hoped these tips gave you a few ideas on how to continue the cozy in your home after all of the Christmas decor is put away.

Thank you for reading and God Bless!

Krista

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Cozy Neutral Christmas Decor

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If you follow me on Instagram, it’s pretty obvious that I love neutrals. They’re so versatile and just feel cozy to me. Neutrals have been increasingly popular in Christmas decor the past few years.

I used a lot of neutrals with pops of red in my Christmas decor last year and that’s my plan again this year.

I used mostly neutrals with pops of red last year.

I would like to share with you some of my favorite neutral Christmas decor finds. I don’t own many of these items and I do not want you to think you have to purchase any new decor in order for your home to be beautiful this Christmas. I just know that some people, including myself, like to buy a couple of items each year. So today, I want to share some decor pieces that would help you create a cozy, neutral Christmas look.

16″x14.5″ Decorative Basket Natural – Threshold™
Santa Sleigh & Reindeer Garland Black – Wondershop™
24″x24″ Holiday Oversized Chunky Cable Knit Square Throw Pillow – Threshold™
Bottle Brush Tree Figurine- Threshold
Hear Angels Sing Wall Plaque
Chunky Knit Bed Blanket- Casaluna
Holiday Time Un-Lit Snow-Flocked Pine Artificial Christmas Tree, 6′, White
25in Galvanized Christmas Tree Collar – Wondershop™

Thanks for reading! God bless!

Krista

The Homebody Holiday Gift Guide

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Hello all! It’s hard to believe it’s already time to start thinking about Christmas! 2020 has been a year and many of us have been staying at home more than usual. So today I thought I’d give you some gift ideas for the homebodies you know.

Click on the photos below to purchase the gift for the special person in your life that loves all things home. Or for yourself, I won’t judge! 😉

Crockpot 6qt Cook and Carry Programmable Slow Cooker- Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
Chunky Knit Bed Blanket- Casaluna
Cozy White Cottage by Liz Marie Galvan (Hardcover)
300ml Color Changing Oil Diffuser White/Gold – Opalhouse
Woolzies Essential Oil – Set of Six therapeutic blends
Magnolia Table Volume 2- Joanna Gaines (Hardcover)
Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven- Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
Minnetonka Classic Moccasin Slippers
Rae Dunn 4pk Elongated Coffee Mugs
KitchenAid Classic 4.5qt Stand Mixer
24″ Faux Seeded Eucalyptus Wreath – Hearth & Hand with Magnolia
Capri Blue Iridescent Jar Candle
The Pioneer Woman Farmhouse Lace 12-Piece Dinnerware Set, Linen
Smeg Drip Coffee Maker

Hopefully I’ve given you some ideas today to help with your holiday shopping. There are some ideas for bigger, more expensive gifts and some less expensive gifts. Don’t think that just because I’ve included things that are out of your price range that you’re not giving enough. Quite a few of these items are a lot more than I could afford to spend on a gift for someone, I know they’re sought after items that many people who enjoy creating a home would love.

I know it’s only the beginning of November, but I’ve learned it is best not to wait and get your Christmas shopping done early, as some things can go out of stock if you wait too long.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog!God Bless!

Krista

A Cozy, Fall Entryway

My entryway is one of my favorite places in my home to decorate. It’s one of the first things guests see when they enter our home and I want it to feel cozy as soon as you walk in the door.

I chose to use a lot of neutrals and texture to create a cozy fall entryway. Neutral tones and comfy pillows and throw blankets are just a few ways to create a cozy home (read more about cozy basics here).

I used two $2.99 thrifted cream pillows (plaid on the back), along with some white IKEA pillows and a pumpkin pillow from HomeGoods on my church pew. I draped a cream-colored blanket over the back to add more texture.

I hung a hand-me-down wreath with rust colored leaves on the hook above the pew. The sign and lanterns I kept the same as always. I love the look of a lit tealight candle in these lanterns at night. So cozy!

Eventually, I even added a small chalkboard on the floor near the blanket to add a bit more texture.

It’s such a simple look for fall but I’m loving it. Let me know what you think!

Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram @faith.and.farmhouse for more home decor inspiration. You can also sign up for email updates to be the first to know when a new blog post is live. I’d love for you to sign up. Thanks for reading and God bless!

Krista