“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: It is the time for home.”
—Edith Sitwell, poet
The blissful season of Christmas has come and gone. Wa, wa, wa, wa! We laughed until our bellies hurt, ate until our bellies busted out our elastic waistbands (No?? Just me?! Ok, moving on…), and made lots of wonderful memories. Now, the Christmas tree sits lonely at the curb waiting to be picked up, the decorations are put away in the attic, and here we sit feeling as though the house feels bare and asking ourselves, “What now?”
Y’all, don’t fret! First, know you are not alone. This is a common feeling for so many after the Christmas season. There’s comfort in numbers! I want to share with you how I embrace the remainder of the winter season in the farmhouse after the holidays. I call it, “The Cozy After Christmas.”
I personally love the stripped down and simplistic feel of the farmhouse after the holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I love hanging the stockings with care, decking the halls, and jingling all the way, but once Christmas is over I find it very refreshing to put it all away and start with a clean slate. I tend to move furniture and decor around trying different and new arrangements that I had been wondering about throughout the last year. This is your chance to try new designs!
Along with doing some rearranging, I love to add an especially cozy feel to the farmhouse. As you all know, cozy is a year round feeling I embrace because to me it’s comforting and inviting which is exactly how I want our home to feel.
Everyone has their version of cozy. For me it means layers, woods, whites, greens, blankets, texture, and of course lots of candles. I keep my design style very simple including extra chunky throw blankets, textured and knit pillows, green plants and white flower arrangements. Layer, layer, layer. Remember, I’m a neutralist at heart, so my go-to is always white. I also find it whimsical and romantic, especially in candlelight.
Don’t be afraid to mix elements up too, wood, metal, iron (side table), glass, ceramic, fabric, and more. These days, everything goes. Follow your heart and always remember, your house is your home, make it yours. Make it a place that feels cozy and inviting to you, because especially in the winter months we spend a significant amount of time in our home hibernating and staying warm. It’s your nest, get cozy!
It’s all beautiful. I enjoyed reading your tips for making a cozy home after Christmas!❤️
Thank you so much, Jen! I appreciate you visiting me here and I’m so happy you enjoyed the post. Your message made my day!
Just beautiful my friend! Love the soft, simple and cozy feel. Your blog is STUNNING!
Thank you so much, Libbie! I’m so happy you visited me here, what a wonderful treat! I appreciate your kind words and message. I’m happy you enjoyed the post! XX
Simple and elegant! You have such a gift for fashion and I love to see all your ideas with each new season. Thanks for sharing your style.
What wonderful compliments! Thank you for your kind message. I love sharing seasonal ideas with you. Thank you for joining me here!
Meeghan you have such a calm, cozy and inspiring home No matter the season or off season always love you photos you share. Xoxo ????
What wonderful compliments Patty! Thank you so much for your kind and encouraging message. I’m so happy you enjoy what I share. Thank you for joining me here!
You captured your home perfectly friend. Great tips by the way!
Thank you so much, Monica! What a wonderful compliment. I appreciate you visiting and leaving a comment for me. I hope you’re enjoying the coziness of winter!
Your home is so cozy, beautiful and inviting!
I love the color palette. Do you have a site where you list the paint colors you’ve used throughout your home?
Hi Jen! Thank you for your incredibly kind compliments about our home. I’m so happy you love the color palette. I don’t have anything on the site where I list the paint colors in our home, but thank you for the great idea. I foresee a new blog post in my future! I am happy to share them with you now too. All paint in our home is by Sherwin Williams. The main living areas are Bungalow Beige and the bedrooms are Natural Choice. The trim and shiplap are Pure White. Thank you for your inquiry and for joining me here!