Winter Decorating Family Room Tour

With the holidays behind us, I’m ready to share our winter decorating family room tour. We actually had snow a few days ago, but instead of snuggling by the fire we stood at the window with coffee in hand watching the big flakes. Today I’m in great company, joining the Cozy Winter Home Tours, hosted by my friend Amber of Follow The Yellow Brick Home. This is the place to be for winter decorating inspiration across the country.

Thank you so much for stopping by after visiting Carol of Bluesky at Home and welcome to Thistle Key Lane. I just love Carol’s green and white rustic winter decor ideas, don’t you?!


Winter Decorating Family Room Tour - Coffee table vignette with pinecones, a green plant and a wooden stamp.


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Winter Decorating Family Room

With the family room back in order after the holidays, we’re enjoying our cozy fireplace along with a few wintery touches starting with the coffee table.

Last year I found an interesting oversized metal tray at a local antique mall. It’s clearly not an antique, but it does have a vintage feel about it.

One reason why I was drawn to an oversized tray is that it fits the scale of the coffee table. The round shape also adds interest while breaking up all the rectangular shapes in the room.

Pinecones and Evergreens

Pinecones and evergreens are two of the best elements to decorate with this time of year. I spotted these huge pinecones during my after Christmas bargain shopping and love that wow factor they provide on the tray.

Winter Decorating Family Room Tour - Huge pinecones and a rustic clay pot with green plant.


A simple green fern brightens up the tray to balance all the brown tones.

On the mantel I’m back to my minimalist decorating, this time with evergreen topiaries on stacks of books and one tall candlestick. To get the look, start with a square piece of fabric and gather it around the base of the tree, then secure the fabric with cotton string.


Evergreen topiary with fabric wrapped base in a white bowl.


You know what I’m always saying about decorating with what you have? Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. The topiaries are sitting in plain white cereal bowls that I grabbed out of the kitchen cabinet. They may not be flower pots but they work just as well.


Evergreen topiary with fabric wrapped base in a white bowl and a tall candlestick on the mantel.


Winter Sunshine

Right before Thanksgiving we had shutters installed in several rooms including the family room and breakfast area. At night they keep the cold out and during the day are open to let in as much sunshine as possible.


Winter Decorating Family Room Tour - view of brown leather sofa, coffee table and fireplace.


The arched windows take on a whole new personality with shutters and have completely changed the look of the room. In fact, every time I walk in I feel like I’m in a new home. For more decorating ideas in this room click on Winter Decorating Ideas.


Winter vignette on the kitchen table with a Norfolk pine, pears and wine bottle.


More shutters brighten up the breakfast area, where my Norfolk pine tree is soaking up the sunshine. It’s growing like crazy since I repotted it last year in a beautiful vintage looking white clay pot.


Kitchen table vignette with pears, a green plant and a wooden box holding nuts.


Cozy Throws And Pillows

This year I’m using what I call everyday pillows, these are ones that I can use any time of year. I fell in love with these authentic grain sack pillow covers because they have a timeless appeal and look at home in any room. Here’s a grain sack pillow cover similar to mine from the same source.

Looking for extra winter storage? Try a Hammered Metal Drum as a side table with storage under the lid for pillows and throw blankets.


Winter Decorating Family Room Tour - brown leather sofa with white shutters in the background.


For serious winter snuggling I reach for a chunky throw blanket because it’s warm and soft like a fisherman’s sweater. Here’s a Braided Cable Knit Throw similar to mine from the same source.


Winter Decorating Family Room Tour - Chair and ottoman with a cream knitted throw in front of the fireplace.


Winter Decorating Family Room Tour - Picnic basket holding plaid throws.


On regular cold days, I reach for my plaid throws that I’m currently storing in a picnic basket. I found this cute basket last year at the same place I found the metal tray, which reminds me I need to go exploring there again.

The winter tour isn’t complete without a photo our wheaten Sandy, she knows the best spots for winter naps.


Wheaten terrier sleeping in front of the fire.


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Winter Decorating Family Room Tour - wood box holding nuts with plant and pears in background.


Next on the Cozy Winter Home Tours is Kelly of The Tattered Pew sharing tips on growing gorgeous paperwhites.  Grab your favorite beverage and click through any of the tour links below for more winter inspiration .


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Cozy Winter Home Tours

Follow The Yellow Brick Home  |  A Stroll Thru Life  |  Common Ground  |Our Southern Home

County Road 407  |  Calypso in the Country  |  Celebrate and Decorate  |  Virginia Sweet Pea

My Thrift Store Addiction  |  The Crowned Goat  |  First Day of Home  |   White Arrows Home

Bluesky at Home  |  Thistle Key Lane  |  The Tattered Pew  |  Belle Bleu Interiors  |   Le Cultivateur

Cloches and Lavender  |   Lora Bloomquist  |  Debbee’s Buzz  |   Decorate and More with Tip

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson  |   Welch House 1900  |   Let’s Add Sprinkles


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40 thoughts on “Winter Decorating Family Room Tour

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you Kelly for your sweet comments. The tray has become one of my favorite accessories. It has some good character with dents and paint but it’s a keeper!

  1. Amber Ferguson says:

    Michelle everything looks so calm, cozy and elegant! I love your new shudders on those amazing windows and your natural winter elements and cozy throws. Your dining table vignette with the Norfolk pine is so pretty and the basket of plaid throws is winter perfection!

    Thank you so much for joining the winter home tours!

    • Michelle Meyer says:

      Thank you so much Amber for including me in this fabulous tour. It’s so much fun seeing how winter decorating differs across the country and I found so many new ideas I want to try. Hope you’re enjoying this beautiful winter season. Hugs!

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