I was so sure that I would miss the Christmas decor when it all came down. But guess what? I love my new winter decor ideas just as much!
Sometimes, it feels a little bare when all of the festive holiday decorations are packed into boxes and put away. Winter decor is the perfect antidote to perk up any room in your home!
A Winter Color Palette to Cheer Up a Room
It’s a new year and so far, so good!
I am so happy that the Christmas decor is all safely stored in the attic. And I love my new winter decor palette … taupe and sage green.
All it took to cheer up my un-Christmased home was some fun winter decor and color.
I have to confess something.
Apparently, I already own a lot of taupe and sage green winter decor items. Every time I open a cabinet or closet, I find some taupe and sage green items. Who knew?
Sage Green Anonymous
I have always loved the color sage green.
When we first moved to our one hundred year old home, twenty-three years ago, I was in love with everything sage green. I painted our kitchen and Butler’s Pantry sage green and there was a little bit of sage green throughout our entire home.
OK, so maybe it was a lotta bit.
I kept adding sage green and it finally got so bad that my girlfriends suggested I join Sage Green Anonymous.
Don’t worry, I googled it. There is no such thing. I knew they were kidding but I was pretty addicted.
So I left the paint on the walls (it’s still there) and took a long break from sage green. Not a total break, but over time most of the sage green disappeared.
Fast forward twenty-three years later and it’s been so much fun rediscovering sage green again.
The good news is, apparently, I didn’t toss everything that was sage green in our home.
If you aren’t sure of a color palette for winter, be sure to read my blog post from last week titled How to Choose a Winter Color Palette.
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I love this area in our living room. Do you remember we used to have a baby grand piano here? We were babysitting the baby grand and last summer it went back to its owner.
I love the seating area I have here and the small table is perfect for reading, working, and dining! I grabbed some fun sage green items in our home including an old green wood ice cream maker!
Take note that it only takes a few colorful accessories in a room to add color to a neutral room.
With all of the rain we are having in Southern California I am loving our fireplace so much!
I also like to add more texture to my winter decor. I found these twine balls up on the third floor in a bag with faux persimmons. As you can guess, my organization up there still needs a lot of work!
I try to keep a few neutral holiday items that can work with my winter decor. These glass trees are perfect on the vintage counter in our living room. You will also see a few vintage green Christmas balls in a few other rooms in our home!
I didn’t touch the bookshelves as they are almost always neutral. It sure makes decorating easier that way!
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