After the holidays, there’s still a lot of winter to go. It’s dark and cold outside, so it’s a good time to spruce up your home to make it cozier. The holidays aren’t the only time you can get excited about decorating! There are a few simple things you can do post-holidays to celebrate the winter season in your home. Here are seven ideas you can use to spruce up your home after the holidays:

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1. Replace your holiday wreath with a winter wreath. Just because the holidays are over doesn’t mean that you have to leave your front door unadorned. Once you take down your Christmas wreath, don’t leave your door bare––replace it with another wintry one! Wreaths can be a great way to celebrate winter even after the holidays. Gather some pinecones, twigs, birch tree branches, and evergreen sprigs and you’ll be well on your way to making yourself a DIY winter wreath. Here are 7 DIY winter wreath ideas from HGTV.

2. Freshen up and imitate the snowy outdoors with the color white. The color white is not only reminiscent of the snow on the ground during the winter. It can also do wonders to make a room feel fresher, brighter, and merrier. Try adorning your seating areas with white throw pillows, set out white trays and dishes on your dining room table, and setting out white candlesticks. These are just a few ways to add splashes of bright white to your rooms.

3. Celebrate the season with DIY winter centerpieces. Branches of evergreen trees, white

candles, pinecones, and anything else that reminds you of winter all make for great materials for a wintry centerpiece. Place them in a wooden bowl or glass vase for a simple yet elegant winter centerpiece for your dining room table.

4. Transform your mantel into a winter wonderland. If you have a fireplace with a mantel, it’s time to take down your holiday decorations and replace them with wintry trinkets! Collect pinecones and leave them natural or dip some in white paint to add a bit of extra winter flair. White candles, especially those with winter scents, are also a great idea. Click here for some winter mantel ideas from HGTV.

5. Adorn your home with silver and gold accents. Gold and silver are the quintessential winter colors. Throws, pillows, and placemats are just a few items that you can use to incorporate silver and gold accents into your home to create a wintry feel and celebrate the season in style. 

6. Incorporate evergreen clippings into your décor. Evergreen trees like white pine aren’t around for Christmas––they flourish throughout the winter! Add some evergreen clippings to your dining room centerpiece for some wintry flair. Birch tree clippings can also add a sense of winter wonderment to your front porch or around the house.

7. Get creative with comfy throws. Throw blankets in bright colors can add pops of flair to a room and brighten it up even as the clouds gather and snow falls all winter long. Try experimenting with complementary colors and using splashes of bright colors to counterbalance the white, gold, and silver accents you’ve also added to the room.

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