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85 Festive Winter Decorating Ideas

Last Updated: Dec 13, 2016

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As winter ushers in colder temperatures and beautiful landscapes of ice and snow, it also brings out the holiday cheer in everyone. It is a time for family visits, holiday parties, and more importantly, new winter decorations around the house. If you are having trouble coming up with some last minute decorations for the front door or windows, or maybe you need a fun DIY project that you can do with the kids, we gathered 85 winter decorating ideas to help inspire you this year.

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This vintage toboggan sled found at a flea market and was converted into a bench at the foot of a bed.

Photo by: Modish & Main

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Increase the cozy factor in the home with some DIY flannel coasters.

Photo by: View From the Fridge via Juggling Act Mama

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This little wooden tree is a rustic winter decoration idea that can be whipped up in minutes.

Photo by: Duke and Duchesses

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.poofycheeks.com/2014/11/handmade-christmas-ornament-diy.html - Shutterfly.com

Winterize your mantel with simple tree shaped pieces painted to make perfect winter decor.

Photo by: Landeelu

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.honeybearlane.com/2014/12/rustic-stocking-holders-giveaway.html#_a5y_p=3032950 - Shutterfly.com

Oh, Tannenbaum! This snow dusted and berry studded paper Christmas tree craft is a wonderful winter decoration.

Photo by: Place of My Taste

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Winter decoration ideas made from felt are truly evergreen—especially these felt Christmas trees.

Photo by: The Crafted Sparrow

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.landeeseelandeedo.com/2015/12/buffalo-check-christmas-mantel.html - Shutterfly.com

Reclaimed wood shaped into a Christmas tree makes a rustic and simple winter decoration.

Photo by: Her Tool Belt

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.thegracehouseinteriors.com/winter-home-tour/ - Shutterfly.com

Bless your home with a DIY hand-carved nativity scene.

Photo by: My Day Lights

Winter Decorating Idea by http://jonesdesigncompany.com/holiday/christmas-house-tour-northwest-coastal-edition/ - Shutterfly.com

For a truly unique winter decorating idea, try crafting a snowflake from string.

Photo by: Erin Spain

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.prettymyparty.com/silver-holiday-party/ - Shutterfly.com

Hip throw pillows make cool winter decor ideas for your Christmas party.

Photo by: Shutterfly

Winter Decorating Idea by http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2015/12/winterchristmas-house-tour.html - Shutterfly.com

Tis the season! Spruce up your winter decor with adorably appointed throw pillows.

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Winter Decorating Idea by http://mountainmodernlife.com/rustic-woodland-inspired-christmas/ - Shutterfly.com

Sometimes simple crafts offer a sweet side to your winter decor, like with these DIY wooden Christmas trees.

Photo by: Lauras Crafty Life

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A classic sled and some presents wrapped in weatherproof paper make for an inviting winter decorating idea.

Photo by: Fynes Designs

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What to do with all the lovely holiday cards you receive? Hang them on a wreath for a happy holiday time!

Photo by: Shutterfly

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.homestoriesatoz.com/decorating/how-to-decorate-your-mantel-after-christmas.html - Shutterfly.com

Give your guests the spirit of Christmas by sprucing up your front porch with Christmastime decor this winter, including a banner stretching over evergreens and boxes wrapped to look like presents.

Photo by: The Sunny Side Up

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.thehappierhomemaker.com/2013/12/all-things-home-christmas-tour/#_a5y_p=1100193 - Shutterfly.com

For a rustic winter decorating idea by the seashore, hang some driftwood into a Christmas tree shape and crown this craft with a sea star!

Photo by: Crafts By Amanda

Winter Decorating Idea by http://findinghomefarms.com/wood-burlap-natural-fall-wreath/ - Shutterfly.com

Colorful ornaments are always an eye-catching winter decoration idea. Crafting them into a wreath makes a spectacular statement.

Photo by: Four Generations One Roof

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.ribbonsandglue.com/rustic-glam-pine-cones.html#.V8TdYpMrKV4 - Shutterfly.com

A nicely appointed sign, made to look vintage, is a perfect DIY winter decor project.

Photo by: Create and Babble

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.thekimsixfix.com/2015/12/simple-rustic-winter-front-porch.html - Shutterfly.com

Handmade wooden ornaments tell the tales of Christmases long long ago—even if they are brand new!

Photo by: Poofy Cheeks

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.diybeautify.com/2016/02/ideas-for-cozy-winter-decorating.html - Shutterfly.com

Hang your stockings with care by creating vintage looking Christmas stocking hooks.

Photo by: Honeybear Lane

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For a winter decoration idea that will become a tradition—make your own ornaments year after year!

Photo by: Shutterfly

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.fourgenerationsoneroof.com/2013/11/make-wreath-using-boxwood-christmas-wreath - Shutterfly.com

Make your mantel say Christmas cheer with modern touches and chic kitsch like a white ceramic reindeer bust and vintage lights, framed by a white wooden backdrop to make the reds really pop.

Photo by: Landeelu

Winter Decorating Idea by http://everydayhomeblog.com/2014/01/winter-mantel-free-printables.html - Shutterfly.com

A rustic wooden Christmas tree, painted to give the appearance of snow adds a certain touch of the outdoors to your cozy living room.

Photo by: The Grace House Interiors

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.spoonforkbacon.com/2015/11/diy-modern-mini-christmas-tree/ - Shutterfly.com

Winter decor ideas for an elegantly designed mantel might include apothecary jars filled with wintertime scenes.

Photo by: Jones Design Company

Winter Decorating Idea by http://jugglingactmama.com/2015/09/diy-flannel-coasters.html - Shutterfly.com

Make your days be merry and bright with silver and white. Silver, white, and gray winter decor bring out the shining beauty of the season.

Photo by: Pretty My Party

Winter Decorating Idea by http://loveofhome.net/chunky-arm-knit-throw-diy/ - Shutterfly.com

When you invite your guests to eat and drink this winter, fill a serving tray with holiday themed paper straws, napkins, and a simple, small poinsettia to make mealtimes more festive.

Photo by: Suburbs Mama

Winter Decorating Idea by http://simplydesigning.porch.com/gold-reindeer-decor/ - Shutterfly.com

Pledge your allegiance to the Christmas spirit, with a DIY vintage-looking "Merry Everything" sign.

Photo by: Mountain Modern Life

Winter Decorating Idea by http://somethingturquoise.com/2014/12/12/diy-pinecone-fire-starter-favors/ - Shutterfly.com

Make milk and cookies into something more—have the kids set up for Santa with winter decor fitting for someone who wants really good presents this year!

Photo by: Shutterfly

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.lovelyetc.com/2014/09/fall-dcor-silver-leaf-acorns/ - Shutterfly.com

This tablescape is filled with lovely winter decoration ideas, including a flashy custom runner.

Photo by: Shutterfly

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.thecraftedsparrow.com/2015/12/diy-snowflake-winter-decor.html - Shutterfly.com

Give Santa a reason to marvel at your distinctive mantel, filled with the snowy white motif of wintertime.

Photo by: Home Stories A to Z

Winter Decorating Idea by http://craftsbyamanda.com/snowy-pinecone-candle-jars/ - Shutterfly.com

There's something to be said for silver and red. Decorate your front porch with silver and red and a simple garland to show of how simple perfect winter decor can be.

Photo by: Happier Homemaker

Winter Decorating Idea by http://thenymelrosefamily.com/2014/12/diy-christmas-decorations.html#_a5y_p=4580263 - Shutterfly.com

Give your front porch warm and fuzzies for the season with throw pillows and blankets ready for your cold nights of staring at the stars while drinking hot cocoa.

Photo by: Finding Home Farms

Winter Decorating Idea by http://mountainmodernlife.com/rustic-woodland-inspired-christmas/ - Shutterfly.com

That old stepladder in the shed can be crafted into an outdoor display for all your wintertime porch decorations.

Photo by: Ribbons and Glue

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.thecraftedsparrow.com/2014/11/snowflake-wall-hanging.html - Shutterfly.com

Wood and pinecones make wonderful rustic winter decoration ideas—a vignette made of wood slices is an eye catching way to say happy holidays!

Photo by: The Kim Six Fix

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.spoonforkbacon.com/2015/12/diy-wood-bead-christmas-garland/ - Shutterfly.com

A boxwood wreath adorned with a festive bow and handpainted cowbell helps you ring in the holiday season.

Photo by: DIY Beautify

Winter Decorating Idea by http://findinghomefarms.com/wood-burlap-natural-fall-wreath/ - Shutterfly.com

Step into a winter wonderland with fuzzy stockings ready to be filled and snowy scenes on the mantel.

Photo by: Shutterfly

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.ilikethatlamp.com/tutorials/diy-winter-wreath - Shutterfly.com

Angle your winter decor to impress with a square shaped wreath.

Photo by: Four Generations One Roof

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.nineandsixteen.com/2014/12/making-your-christmas-garland-tutorial.html - Shutterfly.com

Make a simple and clean statement with your winter decor adding a stone colored stag's head bust and black and white chalk art for the mantel.

Photo by: Everyday Home Blog

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.triedandtrueblog.com/10-minute-scarf-wreath/ - Shutterfly.com

Mod up your winter decor with minimalist mini-Christmas trees you can make easily in your own home.

Photo by: Spoon Fork Bacon

Winter Decorating Idea by http://craftsbyamanda.com/deco-mesh-poinsettia-flower/ - Shutterfly.com

Keep your coffee and cocoa cozy with these coasters made from flannel.

Photo by: Juggling Act Mama

Winter Decorating Idea by http://blog.darice.com/holiday/winter/diy-winter-wreath-snow-covered/ - Shutterfly.com

A classic white knit throw for those cold winter nights also makes a lovely statement for your winter decor.

Photo by: Love of Home

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.diyinspired.com/winter-wreath-christmas/ - Shutterfly.com

A rustic reindeer vignette can cap off the winter decor on your mantel.

Photo by: Simply Designing

Winter Decorating Idea by http://tatertotsandjello.com/2015/01/winter-decorating-with-snowflakes-at-the-1905-cottage.html - Shutterfly.com

Let the love warm your hearts with this fragrant and easy to make winter decoration that also adds sizzle and spice to a cold winter night.

Photo by: Something Turquoise

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/garnet-hill-inspired-moss-joy-letters/ - Shutterfly.com

For a simple yet stunning winter decoration, let a bowl of silver acorns make a clean and bold statement.

Photo by: Lovely Etc

Winter Decorating Idea by http://splashofsomething.com/2011/05/13/lantern-diy-let-there-be-light/ - Shutterfly.com

Snowflake art is a unique winter decor idea that will melt your heart.

Photo by: The Crafted Sparrow

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.thecountrychiccottage.net/2013/01/sheet-music-snowflake-banner.html - Shutterfly.com

Snowy mason jar candle holders are winter decoration ideas that always get a glowing review from guests.

Photo by: Crafts By Amanda

Winter Decorating Idea by http://decorbytheseashore.com/diy-winter-burlap-wreath-tutorial/ - Shutterfly.com

A rustic wooden star, peppered with Christmas lights, brightens any display of winter decor.

Photo by: The Melrose Family

Winter Decorating Idea by http://thefreshexchange.com/diy-simple-holiday-wreath/ - Shutterfly.com

Simple and rustic batches of sticks fashioned into a star make a fascinating winter decoration idea.

Photo by: Mountain Modern Life

Winter Decorating Idea by http://inmyownstyle.com/2011/12/how-to-make-a-no-sew-snowflake-window-treatment.html - Shutterfly.com

The classic snowflake craft meets modern day with these perfect paper snowflakes that look like they are falling from the sky.

Photo by: The Crafted Sparrow

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.growcreativeblog.com/2012/12/another-use-for-junk-mail.html - Shutterfly.com

A garland of simple beads tells the tale of holly berries without overpowering your other winter decor.

Photo by: Spoon Fork Bacon

Winter Decorating Idea by http://jonesdesigncompany.com/holiday/christmas-house-tour-northwest-coastal-edition/ - Shutterfly.com

A wood slice wreath is a winter decor idea that captures the rustic flavor of the season.

Photo by: Finding Home Farms

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.diybeautify.com/2016/02/ideas-for-cozy-winter-decorating.html - Shutterfly.com

This cheery DIY snowflake wreath makes a unique statement as part of your front porch winter decor.

Photo by: I Like that Lamp

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.thehappierhomemaker.com/2013/12/all-things-home-christmas-tour/#_a5y_p=1100193 - Shutterfly.com

Nothing rings in Christmastime like these vintage looking golden handbells poised as part of a lovely front door wreath.

Photo by: Nine and Sixteen

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.thehouseofsmiths.com/2013/12/modern-whimsical-gold-christmas-decor.html - Shutterfly.com

Warm your front door with this wonderful winter decor idea: a wreath made of matching knit scarves!

Photo by: Tried and True Blog

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.pnpflowersinc.com/2014/12/DIY-Hot-Chocolate-Bar.html - Shutterfly.com

Perch a perfect poinsettia on your porch with this mesh art project that makes a bold and colorful winter decoration.

Photo by: Crafts By Amanda

Winter Decorating Idea by http://designdininganddiapers.com/2013/01/winter-white-porch/ - Shutterfly.com

Add a dash of seasonal drama to a classic wreath with a winter decoration tinged with snow.

Photo by: Darice

Winter Decorating Idea by http://chiconashoestringdecorating.blogspot.hk/2012/12/rustic-christmas-mantel.html - Shutterfly.com

This wicker basket of winter foliage is a gift that keeps on giving—adorned with a bow, it makes your front door adorable.

Photo by: DIY Inspired

Winter Decorating Idea by http://cleverlyinspired.com/2010/10/garage-sale-frame-my-favorite-piece-of-art/ - Shutterfly.com

For a fun ornament idea that you can make with your kids, put popsicle stick snowflake in your winter decor idea top hat.

Photo by: Tatertots and Jello

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.landeeseelandeedo.com/2015/12/diy-mirror-art-and-winter-white-mantel.html - Shutterfly.com

For a winter decor idea that is evergreen—a greenery adorned "JOY" sign makes your holiday grow even more festive.

Photo by: Uncommon Designs

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.modishandmain.com/diy-toboggan-bench/ - Shutterfly.com

Brilliant ball lanterns made of Christmas lights give a great glow to wintertime decorations.

Photo by: Splash of Something

Winter Decorating Idea by http://mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com/2016/01/how-i-created-warm-winter-tablescape-in.html - Shutterfly.com

Create Christmas cheer by turning sheet music from well worn carols into a snowflake garland—you know the notes anyway!

Photo by: The Country Chic Cottage

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.martysmusings.net/2014/12/rustic-wood-candle-holders.html - Shutterfly.com

A burlap wreath can be dressed up with blue fabrics to build a warm welcome with cool colors.

Photo by: Decor by the Seashore

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.houseofhawthornes.com/pinecones-for-winter-home-decor/ - Shutterfly.com

A classic and simple holiday wreath makes a perfect winter decoration and a few holly berries will add a dash of color.

Photo by: The Fresh Exchange

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/winter-decorating/ - Shutterfly.com

Simple paper snowflake winter decor hanging from your windows tells the world how much you love the holidays.

Photo by: In My Own Style

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/winter-decorating/ - Shutterfly.com

Turn junk mail into unique paper snowflake crafts—it's a colorful creation that you can share with your kids.

Photo by: Grow Creative

Winter Decorating Idea by http://tatertotsandjello.com/2015/01/winter-decorating-with-snowflakes-at-the-1905-cottage.html - Shutterfly.com

A yarn garland beset with puffy white snowballs is a fun indoor winter decor idea.

Photo by: Jones Design Company

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.sustainmycrafthabit.com/blog/2016/1/1/foraged-winter-greens-with-diy-yarn-pops - Shutterfly.com

Warm your winter decorations with white. A frosty white puffy garland over the mantel and downy snow-colored throws make your sitting room into a place to snuggle.

Photo by: DIY Beautify

Winter Decorating Idea by http://designdininganddiapers.com/2013/01/winter-white-porch/ - Shutterfly.com

Keep your winter decor clean and bright with simple boxwood garlands and silver candle holders on your mantel.

Photo by: Happier Homemaker

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.3littlegreenwoods.com/home-decor-ideas/front-porch-ideas-for-winter/ - Shutterfly.com

It's cold outside, but gold inside! A bright metallic gleam adds dazzle to winter decor.

Photo by: The House of Smiths

Winter Decorating Idea by http://julieblanner.com/winter-decorations/ - Shutterfly.com

Host the best holiday party with a hot chocolate bar festooned with a chalk art sign and all the cocoa-related fixings.

Photo by: PNP Flowers Inc

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.thegracehouseinteriors.com/winter-home-tour/ - Shutterfly.com

A rustic wreath, crafted of simple white wood and pine cones tells a clear tale of winter delight.

Photo by: Design Dining and Diapers

Winter Decorating Idea by http://www.debbie-debbiedoos.com/2016/01/winter-kitchen-decorating-ideas.html - Shutterfly.com

Cast a warm glow on your hearty hearth with this delightful winter decor idea by slipping an evergreen with Xmas lights into your basket of firewood.

Photo by: Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

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Set bare branches inside a silver frame to evoke the spirit of wintertime indoors.

Photo by: Cleverly Inspired

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Have a hip hearth with winter decor in silver and metal.

Photo by: Landeelu

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For a winter decor idea that gives the joy of the season to everyone, take an old toboggan and transform it into a bench for removing your snowy boots after a snowball fight with the kids.

Photo by: Modish and Main

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Create a tablescape with harmony and warmth using old sheet music as the undercurrent for festive and kitschy winter decor.

Photo by: My Thrift Store Addiction

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Wood slice candle holders are a classic winter decoration that give a cozy glow to your holiday gathering.

Photo by: Marty's Musings

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Don't count out the humble pinecone. A vintage metal basket overflowing with them makes a simple and wonderful winter decoration.

Photo by: House of Hawthornes

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White ceramics and snow dusted winter decor ideas make a bold statement in your sitting room.

Photo by: One More Time Events

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A coffee table of rustic white wood is a perfect platform for similarly hued winter decor. Add a sprig of boxwood for a pop of evergreen.

Photo by: One More Time Events

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Unique and hip snowflake pillows are a winter decor idea that fits any cool holiday party.

Photo by: Tatertots and Jello

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DIY winter decorations made of yarn are easy to make, cheap to create, and look amazing on foraged winter greenery!

Photo by: Sustain My Craft Habit

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Make your porch into a winter wonderland with burlap topiary art, some lovely pinecone creations, mason jar candles and other fine winter decoration ideas.

Photo by: Design Dining and Diapers

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Add some sparkle to your woodpile with stainless steel buckets, twinkling Christmas lights, and other breathtaking winter decor.

Photo by: 3 Little Greenwoods

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Sometimes the classic winter decoration ideas are truly the best—a simple boxwood wreath makes your white wall into a winter wonderland.

Photo by: Julie Blanner

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Adorn your foyer with holiday spirit by bringing the clean whites of snow and making them warm with fluffy pillows, an afghan, and a wreath hung from your usual coat hooks.

Photo by: The Grace House Interiors

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Think twiggy and step up your wreath game with a winter decor idea that is truly unique and beautiful.

Photo by: Debbie Doos