It’s New Year’s Eve and Father time is striking the clock on another year, can you believe it? After the merriment of reds and greens for Christmas and the holidays, I am ready for some neutrals and whites and maybe you are too, so… For this New Year’s post it’s all about what to do to make the transition from Christmas-y decor to a French Nordic warm winter look.
Let’s check out some ways to make your home pretty and inviting for the winter months!
Get the Look ~ what to remove, what to leave
Currently several Santas are visiting our china hutch in the dining room area but those will be easily removed along with the Christmas red poinsettia candle (gold pot, top shelf) and the large green candle below. Leaving out pretty silver and pewter serving pieces as well as any white china is key to banishing the wintertime decor blues!
The red and white transferware plates will be swapped with creamware. Already on the back kitchen counter I’ve restyled the server with vintage pink and white transferware pieces and fresh winter white Italian dinner plates.
Our Prairie Home is our 41′ Heartland Charleston Landmark 365 fifth-wheel trailer. Here the window display is all set with winter whites.
That big sparkly snowflake candleholder will also make the cut adding a soft glow through its opaque glass on cold winter nights. Pottery Barn has the best selection of small candleholders if you haven’t shopped their selection in-store or online before. I will add in some of those that I used a lot in our “Prairie Home.”
Clearing the clutter is the next big thing for freshening up one’s wintertime decor. Here I have removed our table runner and all the centerpieces from fall and Christmas. Clean, bright and white lends a feeling of calm and a bit of French Nordic peacefulness.
Leave the bling
If you have a chandelier in your kitchen dining area and you haven’t added crystal and mercury glass ornaments on it before now, pull them out and go for it! This added bling keeps a home from feeling blah after all of the holiday color is packed away.
Leave any winter white-decorated Christmas trees and add in more white to your vignettes in the form of books with white jackets. Here our maiden is back to wearing just her regular strands of pearls after enjoying her red Santa hat for the holidays.
Dress your bed and home in ethereal whites
Change out your duvet cover for something chic and all white for a clean bright look. The wedding dress makes the cut for now but will go back in its box soon. The bench at the foot of our bed is new and was found at an amazing price during Black Friday sales this year at Target. Courtney of French Country Cottage has a lighter grey bench and I love hers! You can see it in her cottage bedroom here.
Toss a softer tartan throw on your sofa or easy chair to add to the French Nordic look. Pair your chair with a Shabby Chic bolster for added back support when relaxing and enjoying a good read.
And if a bit of Christmas gets forgotten and is still around…
French Ethereal is a lifestyle blog sharing tips on decorating, table settings, crafts, gardening, DIY and travel. I love an elegant Shabby Chic/Old World French decor all decorated with Faith. <3
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