As days become dreary outside and the holiday decorations come down, it is important to keep your home cozy and inviting. Winter still offers plenty of opportunities for beautiful seasonal decor.

Seasonal Container Arrangements

One of the best ways to make your home look inviting is seasonal container arrangements near your front door. Your front door is your guest’s first encounter with your home. A festive display made of spruce tops, birch twigs, and red-osier dogwood branches will give your doorway character in an otherwise gray and drab environment.


Inside your home you can use live plants to lift spirits. Paper Whites, Amaryllis and even a Christmas cactus can bring color and life into your home. If you don’t have a green thumb, use cut flower arrangements to help your home feel fresh.

Making the Most of Light

Better Homes and Gardens suggests using mirrors to maximize the amount of light in your home. When placed well, large, decorative mirrors can catch light and bounce it around your home, helping your days feel a bit more cheery.

Wintery Accents

Check out your thrift store for vintage winter items. Old ice skates, skis, wooden sleds and snowshoes all make great decorations. Use them propped against the wall in an entryway or hung over the mantel.

Soft Light

Candles also make a lovely accent as daylight wanes early. Use candles and lamps to create a soft homey feel, instead of primarily using harsh, overhead light. You can even place candles in your fireplace for gentle ambience instead of going through the work of starting a fire.

A New Home for a New Season

Snowflakes, snowmen, bright berries, crisp blues and whites are all appropriate to use throughout the winter after the holidays are over. Don’t let your home become drab and dreary through the longest winter months, January and February. Find fun new ways to decorate after the holiday decorations are put away. If this is a season for a new home for you and your family, let Brendon Homes find the perfect custom home for you.