Our simple winter home decor ideas continues this week with a tour of our living room and dining area. I’m sharing subtle ways to decorate with seasonal greenery, my favorite vintage finds and cozy touches.
I’m happy to joining my friend Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home who is hosting the Cozy Winter Homes Blog Hop. Today you’ll get to visit twelve bloggers sharing our favorite winter decorating ideas. It’s always interesting to see how we celebrate winter in different parts of the country, and who has snow!
If you just happen to be stopping by or hopping over from Katie’s, Let’s Add Sprinkles, welcome to Thistle Key Lane. Katie always shares the cutest ideas on how to display her vintage finds.
By the way, all the links for everyone participating today are at the end of my post. To see last year’s “Keeping It Cozy” Winter Blog Hop, click on the post Winter Botanical Tablescape.
Simple Winter Home Decor Ideas
I feel a little bit like winter is ignoring us right now. Of course I can hardly complain when the sun is shining, and I don’t have to bundle up to run out to the mail box and back.
Well no matter what’s going on out doors, right now I’m enjoying the warm coziness of our home. In the living room I only have a few horizontal areas to decorate, so I’m always conscious of keeping them clutter free.
That means I look for subtle ways of decorating with flowers or greenery, and I rotate my favorite vintage finds.
Decorating With Seasonal Greenery And Cozy Pillows
The living room tour starts with the ottoman that serves as a coffee table. On the oversized wood tray I have an arrangement of pine clippings in my up-cycled bottles.
This is an effortless way to bring in fresh seasonal greenery that will last for a long time. I first had five bottles, but thought it looked crowded. Three is definitely the magic number for this size tray.
Check out this post How To Create Vases With Chalk Paint to make your own.
On the wood tray I also have a four wick candle with a cozy woodsy scent and a pretty wick cutter. Easy peasy!
The pillows that were in the family room during the holidays are now in here. Whenever I buy pillow covers I try to imagine how they will look in different rooms.
I keep telling the Mister I’m saving money using the same pillows in different rooms. Not sure if he is really buying into that, but it sounds good anyway.
In truth, I’m finding that my neutral pillows, and the new green pattern pillows work pretty much year round. They also work in different rooms, so I’m calling it a win!
Decorating With Vintage Finds
I love sharing my secretary desk, because it’s a multifunctional piece of furniture. It’s loaded with character from stains on the writing surface from an ink well and years of daily use.
The upper shelves serve as our liquor cabinet, and the desk drawers hold all of my napkins and tablecloths. To see my storage solutions click on my post Organizing Napkins and Linens.
On the drop down desk, vintage seltzer bottles make an interesting contrast with the acrylic white tray. The handsome glass decanter set is a Christmas gift from our daughter and son-in-law. It’s great having smart kids!
This is a pretty spot for a little flower arrangement with white alstroemeria, blue thistle flowers and pine clippings. Don’t you just love this winter botanical combination?
In the French vinegar jar, I’m displaying a variety of feathers I ordered last year for a tablescape. I’m still planning on using them in a future table setting, but until then, I like having them out on to enjoy.
The cubbies are filled with little curiosities such as books, floral frogs, keys and a fossil. How that for vintage?
Winter Dining Room
My simple winter home decor ideas spill into the dining room. If you’re not sure what to do with your dining room table when you’re not having big gatherings, then you might want to give this a try.
I can’t think of a better time to catch up on reading than in our slower winter months. To encourage reading time display books in orderly stacks on your dining table.
In the center of the books you can display whatever your wish, such as a plant or flower arrangement.
I’m happy to report my ficus tree is still going strong. It’s now in a larger planter and decorative basket. For more photos see my post from last year click on Styling A Dining Table With Books.
If you’re looking for more ideas on decorating with winter greenery and vintage finds, check out the following posts.
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with seasonal inspiration that you can use right now!
Up next, I’m sending you over to my sweet friend CoCo of The Crowned Goat. She’s sharing a fun post on Simple Ways To Hygge At Home. I know you don’t want to miss it!
Thank you so much for stopping by today for my simple winter home decor ideas. Be sure to visit all the bloggers in our blog hop by clicking on the links below.
Cozy Winter Homes Blog Hop continues…