How to Decorate Your Home This January

Use these simple tips and tricks for your January decor to turn your home into a cozy winter wonderland for after the holidays.

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OUR MONTHLY TUBS

The winter blues are a real thing, meaning many people get depressed during this time of year while we’re stuck hiding away under our blankets. This is partly due to the lack of being outdoors and reaping the benefits of good ol’ healthy sunshine.

For someone who suffers from chronic illness or is bedridden, this routine of staying indoors can mimic a similar outcome. One way I found to combat my overwhelm and depression, when I’m bedridden with my unpredictable disease, is to create an atmosphere of fun and anticipation in my home—and recycle it at the beginning of the month.

I am now going on a year and a half of climbing in the attic (or having my husband do it) on the first of the month, finding my bin labeled with the name of that month and having my kids unload the goodies.

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TUB ITEM IDEAS

I always keep the following items in my monthly bins and add to them each year as needed:

  1. FRONT PORCH DECOR such as holiday wreaths, flowers in watering cans or a basket of fake pumpkins
  2. SIGNS like “It’s Fall Y’all!” and “Hello Winter”
  3. SEASONAL FLORALS including pink flowers at Easter and red berries at Christmas
  4. BOOKS FOR KIDS based on a theme like bugs, a holiday, or a season
  5. THEMED FAMILY MOVIES such as scary for Halloween or adventure for summer
  6. HOLIDAY CRAFTS including stickers, window clings, Bingo, foam cutouts, pompom crafts, paint by number, and coloring books
  7. ROOM DECOR like blankets, pillows, twinkle lights, fake snow, or bunny figurines
  8. KITCHEN ITEMS such as a Christmas dishtowel, pumpkin pie plate, or summer serving trays

The kids love packing up and opening the new box, looking over old crafts from the previous season they completed or remembering a favorite book that had been packed away.

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TRANSITION FROM CHRISTMAS TO WINTER DECOR

Research shows that planning a vacation brings just as much (if not more!) happiness as actually going on the trip…so I figure, the anticipation of the holiday surely brings as much happiness as actually celebrating it.

We find an excuse to celebrate something every month so that no tub is deemed “lame” (as my son would say). Here in Texas where we rarely receive any snow, the kids look forward to our January tub when I pull out a giant bag of fake snow and stick it in all our planters to transform our living room into a winter wonderland.

We take down all the red decorations from Christmas, pack up the Santas and dress down a few trees with white lights and flocked branches. We change out Santa pictures with snow day photos to transition from Christmas to our January winter decor.

FRONT PORCH

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Replace flowers with fake winter branches and fill a planter with fake snow to create this cozy scene.
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Add some cute little snowmen to another snow-filled planter for a chilly front porch.
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Use a snowy wreath for your front door.

LIVING ROOM

Drape a snowflake banner on the mantel, and add snowy greenery and white houses for a wintry effect.
Add some fake snow and a Hello Winter sign to transform any area!

DINING ROOM

Create a winter village with these tiny homes and trees.
Add a tiny Christmas tree to a galvanized bucket as a center piece.

KITCHEN

Add a Let It Snow sign to your windowsill for wishful thinking!
Sneak in a cute lamp post and tiny trees to fit your white and green winter color scheme!

BEDROOM

Keep out a plainly dressed tall Christmas tree to transition from Christmas to winter.

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2 comments

  1. Hi Amy, you have done a very nice job celebrating winder, I love all the little trees and the springs of pine, it looks great! Thank you for sharing on OMHGFF this week!

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