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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Decorating for Winter

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Jan 14, 2016 2:57:51 PM

Decorating for WinterI think of January as a transition month when it comes to decorating. Christmas decorations are packed away so the house is virtually empty and dark. I miss all the Christmas lights and candles. But, it’s also a clean slate. Before I bring back the accessories I put away to make room for holiday décor, I like to decorate for winter. Spring is a long way off and since we’re stuck in the deep freeze for months, we might as well embrace it. At least from the indoors; I admit it, I’m a wimp when it comes to cold!

The easiest way to decorate for winter is to stick with shades of white. They don’t have to match, in fact, better if they don’t. Just gather several items for a new table display.

I love to find the weirdest things at Goodwill and upcycle them. Like this little box with a trio of wood tulips and dried out grass. Obviously, it’s a throwback to the 1970s country decorating trend.

I removed the flowers and grass and found a faux shelf 1/3 of the way from the top. I turned the “welcome” side to the back. No need to paint it since the whitewash color is the reason I bought it.

I filled it with an evergreen spring leftover from Christmas and tucked in three votive candles. Then I added a vintage ceramic female bust and old bingo cards. A lamp base in white would be good too, but this one works because of the cream-colored shade.

Quilts are also the perfect winter accessory. Wrap yourself up in one next to the fire place, or cover your table! It doesn’t matter what color your room is, a winter-white display will go with everything.

Next week I’ll show you how to decorate your mantle for the winter.

Topics: Merri Cvetan, Goodwill home interior expert Merri Cvetan, winter decor, decorating for winter, winter decor DIY

  • Decorating for Winter

    The easiest way to decorate for winter is to stick with shades of white. They don’t have to match, in fact, better if they don’t. Just gather several items for a new table display.

  • Decorating for Winter
    I love to find the weirdest things at Goodwill and upcycle them. Like this little box with a trio of wood tulips and dried out grass. Obviously, it’s a throwback to the 1970s country decorating trend.
  • Decorating for Winter

    I removed the flowers and grass and found a faux shelf 1/3 of the way from the top. I turned the “welcome” side to the back. No need to paint it since the whitewash color is the reason I bought it.

  • Decorating for Winter

    I filled it with an evergreen spring leftover from Christmas and tucked in three votive candles. Then I added a vintage ceramic female bust and old bingo cards. A lamp base in white would be good too, but this one works because of the cream-colored shade.