At Christmas, glittering garlands and Christmas tree decorations in bright colors make even the purists’ hearts beat faster. By January at the latest, however, our eyes are tired and we are fed up with the kitschy decorations. Now is the right time to replace the conspicuous Christmas decoration with a subtle winter decoration. We will show you ideas on how you can make a restrained yet stylish decoration for January, February and March yourself. Beautify your home with natural materials, lanterns and lights in Hygge style.
Textiles play the leading role in the first arrangement. A faux fur footstool cover, cozy knitted bedspread and shaggy rug in neutral gray and powder tones provide the perfect backdrop for winter macrame hanging decor. Two potted Christmas trees add a natural touch and a string of lights brings just the right amount of glamor into the room.
Two scented candles and several lanterns in a frosted look: sometimes that’s all you need to bring a touch of cosiness into your own four walls. Our tip: The ensemble looks particularly charming when you group lanterns of different heights. Then spray them with frost spray to give the effect of a frosted glass. The subdued light of the candles relaxes the eyes and creates a pleasant atmosphere.
Alternatively, you can also marble the lanterns or paint them with a dark color and then partially wipe off or smudge the color with a damp cloth. This creates an attractive vintage look. A natural winter decoration made of cypress branches and pears goes perfectly with this.
Not only candles spread a hygge feeling in your own four walls. Fairy lights also emit soft light and can create a cozy ambience. It looks particularly beautiful when the fairy lights are not hung up, but casually draped on the floor between decorative cushions, a long-pile carpet and soft plaid in a knitted pattern. The result is a cozy reading corner that increases the feel-good factor in the cold winter months of January and February. Exactly in the Danish hygge style, where coziness is a top priority. The exciting combination of different materials with a beautiful feel makes the decoration for winter so attractive.
Three pillar candles of different sizes, white reindeer and a chain of lights that artfully connects the individual elements: a wintry decoration for January and February is ready. You can set stylish accents with a Christmas tree in a sisal basket. You can spray it with artificial snow spray so that its color matches the hygge chic. The ensemble is ready and you can leave it in the living room all winter long. All the more so – you can also find space for the living Christmas tree in the pot until it can be planted in the garden. But artificial trees can also be staged in this way, provided they really look deceptively real. Because the charm of Hygge decoration lies in its naturalness.
Christmas is long gone and now the question arises: what to do with the Christmas house that until recently adorned the mantelpiece or windowsill? It cuts a fine figure on a vintage tray, together with a lantern and a puristic ceramic vase. This arrangement not only lasts for a very long time – the decoration can remain on the table from January to March – but also allows for numerous designs. You can stage tree branches or cotton branches in the vase for decoration after the New Year. At the beginning of spring you can display crocuses there.
A puristic wintry decoration for the living room after Christmas : oversized glass lanterns with black metal frames. Pillar candles and filigree Christmas tree decorations can be perfectly staged in it. In nice groups of three together with lanterns with stickers you can turn the living room into a sea of lights. After the end of winter, you can then gradually replace individual decorative elements with new ones.
Our tip: In order for the arrangement to have its full effect, you can also use cowhide as a chair or sofa throw. Fur creates an attractive contrast to the cool look of the glass lanterns.
When it comes to post-Christmas decorations, it’s all about the details. The Scandinavian and the Hygge style place a lot of value on comfort. Textiles and knitwear in particular create the right atmosphere. Cozy hand-knitted bedspreads made of merino wool have become the epitome of cozy warmth. Perfect for this: tea lights with knitted covers provide a subdued light on dull winter days and perfectly underline the hygge style of living. Arranged in groups on the coffee table on a tray or carefully distributed in the room: the lanterns perfectly convey the Scandinavian feeling of living. Our tip: don’t overdo it. Two or three cuddly accessories are okay. But if there are more, they make the room look cluttered and chaotic.
By the beginning of the new year at the latest, craft enthusiasts will be asking themselves again: “How do you decorate in January?” Which motifs can decorate the accessories? If you want to make a decoration for January, then you should stick to the basic rule “less is more”. Gone are the days of checked patterns, glittering Christmas balls and decorated Christmas trees. Instead, snowflakes, polar bears and pine cones adorn the house in January. Even the otherwise boring coasters come into their own with a snowflake stamp and fit harmoniously into the concept. The craft idea can be implemented in just three steps. Simply paint the stamp with white wood paint and stamp the coasters. When the paint dries completely, apply a protective layer of transparent wood preservative stain.
When the Christmas decorations are removed in January, many natural materials end up in the trash. This need not be. With a bit of creativity, you can continue to use leftover fir branches, pine cones, etc. for winter decorations. Even simple glass vases, for example, become a special eye-catcher if you spread individual juniper branches on them. Thuja, cypress or pine branches are also suitable as soloists. In February, you can add white roses, white amaryllis or gypsophila.
The next decoration idea for the winter is puristic and stylish. Origami pine cones and paper snowflakes decorate the Christmas garland made of real pine branches. Perfect as a window or wall decoration in the living room, the puristic ensemble brings a touch of naturalness into the home.
Cypress and fir branches are not only beautiful to look at, they also exude a pleasant scent in the room. In combination with smaller cones, they become real eye-catchers and conjure up a pinch of chalet charm at the window.
Origami paper stars with punched-out motifs can also enhance the interior. If they are made of brown cardboard, they fit in particularly well with the natural hygge ambience.
The winter forest magic moves into the house with a garland of fir branches. The fir branches are hardy and will last a long time even in an unheated room like the hallway. If you opt for the natural winter decoration, you can give it a home on the hall table, on the coat hook or in the mirror.
Tree trunk candlesticks are very popular. With good reason, because they can always be staged anew depending on the season and are therefore considered to be true all-rounders. Together with a vintage porcelain teapot and a scented candle, you effectively round off the puristic ensemble for the dining table. The teapot also proves to be a real all-rounder. In the winter months from January to March it is adorned with fir green, from March a spring bouquet of meadow flowers can be arranged there.
For the tree trunk candle holders: Drill a hole in the wood as wide as the candles, insert the candles and paint the bark white. Since there is always a risk of fire with burning candles, you can use LED candles as an exception.
You don’t have to wait for spring for charming flower arrangements. Cut flowers are perfect for decoration from January to March and ensure a seamless transition from winter to spring. A bouquet of white flowers, dry tree branches and other natural materials of your choice is puristic and stylish at the same time. Simply fill several jam jars with fresh water and arrange them lengthwise on the dining table. Wrap the jars with gradient wick yarn and arrange the flowers inside. Our tip: A wick yarn with yarn count 6 is ideal for decorating vases.
Empty white walls make the room look sterile. The solution: A beautiful winter decoration on the wall. Fairy lights, wooden pendants and fir branches can be arranged in the large vintage wooden picture frame. A white lantern with a snowflake pattern, two small teapots and natural materials on the side table pick up on the purist Hygge theme and spice up the bare wall.
Even without flowers, a fir green ensemble can be effective. In an arrangement of laurel and cypress branches and fir green, shapes and structures set the tone. The bouquet without flowers proves to be a good alternative to traditional floral arrangements in January and February. The first crocuses can be added in February and a large selection of flowers will be available from March.
Hygge-style winter decoration creates a cozy ambience. Just what we need in the cold months of January, February and March. Bring the charm of a chalet with a touch of purism into your own four walls.