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How to Transition Your Home From Christmas to Winter Decor

Looking for tips for storing and organizing your holiday decorations, and refreshing your home now that the winter holidays are over? Here are some ideas and inspiration to transition your home from Christmas to the cozy winter season.

Can you believe that the holiday season is almost over with New Year’s Day just days away?

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about the transition from Christmas to winter and I have some great ideas that will give you the head start that you need.

Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration to Transition From the Christmas Holidays to Winter: snowshoes on vintage shutters

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12 best after Christmas ideas and tips

Getting those storage bins out and starting to organize and put away the Christmas decor until next year can be a daunting task. But we’ll make it easier for you with some great tips.

Giving your home a fresh start with some cozy winter decor with lots of texture, candles, and greenery is easy with the tips and inspiration I’m sharing today.

Here are some of the things you’ll find in this post:

  • early Christmas decor planning ideas for next year
  • organization and storage tips
  • refreshing Christmas home decor into a winter cozy vibe
Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration to Transition From the Christmas Holidays to Winter: Christmas fireplace

Are you still trying to recover from the craziness of the holidays?

Being prepared and planning ahead for the holidays will take the stress off you next year during a time when you should be celebrating and enjoying your friends and family.

I’m sharing 9 ways to help you prepare for next year’s Christmas season by starting now.

Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration to Transition From the Christmas Holidays to Winter: storing Christmas decor

Do you feel a little overwhelmed with everything there is to store away after the holidays?

If so, Kim at Cottage in the Mitten shares five must-haves for keeping your next holiday season organized.

storing Christmas decor

Are you needing seasonal storage ideas to help you organize your Christmas decorations?

Rachel at The Ponds Farmhouse will show you simple tips to help keep all your seasonal decor organized so you’ll know exactly where to find each item.

Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration to Transition From the Christmas Holidays to Winter

Do you have limited storage space in your home? I know I do.

Heidi at Eleanor Rose Home has 5 simple tips that anyone can use to organize and declutter their home. She uses baskets, which are the perfect vessel for storing something on an open shelf or cabinet.

Storing Christmas decorations

After Christmas, packing up can feel overwhelming if you do not have a storage solution for your holiday decor. So why not make the storage easy, budget-friendly, and practical?

Brendt at She Gave It a Go shares amazing ideas that you’re going to love for storing Christmas decor.

Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration to Transition From the Christmas Holidays to Winter: cleaning closet

Do you have a storage closet or room that’s gotten out of control? Now that the holidays are over it’s time to get organized.

Come see how Ann Marie at Simply 2 Moms took an unorganized mess and created a functional and organized space.

Christmas porch with dog

Are you looking for creative ways to transition into winter decor now that Christmas is over?

Check out this Vintage Ski Lodge Decor Series from Ann at Dabling and Decorating. She shares winter decorating ideas from snowshoes and old skis to how to make ice lanterns.

Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration to Transition From the Christmas Holidays to Winter

Winter Entry Table with Natural Elements

Do you need some winter decor inspiration now that the holidays are over?

Michelle at Thistle Key Lane shares just how easy it is to style a winter entry table with natural elements. It’s as simple as adding evergreens and pine cones to warm up your winter decor.

Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration to Transition From the Christmas Holidays to Winter

Looking for cozy ideas now that you have Christmas all packed away for another year?

It’s a great time to add a few cozy winter decor touches to your spaces. Jennifer at Cottage on Bunker Hill shares the best budget-friendly and easy ideas to refresh your home this winter now that Christmas is over.

greenery garland and brass candlesticks with candles

When the Christmas decor comes down, the cozy feelings don’t have to go away.

Robyn at Robyn’s French Nest shares some tips and ideas to create simple winter decor for January, using these same concepts throughout your home for the winter season.

Using simple green garland and brass candle holders on the mantel are just some of the great ideas that are sure to bring cozy vibes to any space while transitioning from Christmas to winter.

Tips, Ideas, and Inspiration to Transition From the Christmas Holidays to Winter: refresh decor

With the holidays over, we are always looking for that cozy feeling when styling our home for the winter.

Tammy at White Lilac Farmhouse has 5 easy ways to refresh your home beautifully after Christmas.

You can also find more home decor ideas in my post.

Think of January as a clean slate, using a more neutral color scheme for your home.

Keeping the twinkle lights, bare trees, and bottle brush trees in the living room this month is just fine. And add winter whites, wool blankets, and neutral throw pillows to the mix.

I hope you were inspired by all of the wonderful ideas for transitioning Christmas to the true winter season here today.

If you have any questions or additional suggestions, feel free to share them in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with anyone who may find these decor transition tips useful.

Until next time,

Happy Winter!

The Best After Christmas winter ideas and inspiration


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  1. So excited to try out these ideas, Kim, they look amazing! I desperately need to get all of our holiday/season decor under control this year. Our garage is a total nightmare right now. Planning now for next year is super smart. Plus upgrading the bins would be a huge help too! Big hugs, CoCo

  2. Kim, we both have a love of snowshoes. And shutters! I always love seeing your beautiful decor and your views on the Peugeot Sound!

  3. Kim I love the snow shoes on the shutter! What a fun idea!!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday and thanks for sharing my post!

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