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Decorating in January

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I received a few messages this week about how to decorate in January, through this “in-between” time after Christmas and before spring! A house can feel a little empty or barren once the tree and ornaments are put away.

If your house feels too chilly or empty in January, it’s a good time to rearrange a few spaces until you feel more nestled in. Spring is coming, but it’s still a ways off so we might as well make the most of it and get comfortable!

On Monday I’ll share a few little January updates I’ve made in my own house. I don’t totally redecorate for every season, as you know. My changes are often fairly subtle season to season, but somehow even simple changes make my house feel different to me! I sometimes enjoy adding a few new decorative things after Christmas to warm things up. Or I will simply rearrange what I have to give my spirits a boost and make my rooms feel cozy again.

Either way, I continue to bring in those cozy organic layers in soft colors. I start adding layers in the fall and then just keep on going! I do the same with my clothes, ha! I’m always adding another layer with a cozier sweater and warmer socks. (Now I get why my grandma would ask if I wanted a sweater when I was younger. I’m always cold!).

I’m still a fan of neutrals and textures, they just feel softest and coziest to me (for this house in particular, every house can be different of course!). I don’t feel as comfortable with a color palette that is too brooding or moody, or one that is too airy this time of year. I personally don’t pay much attention to color trends unless they speak to me.

I definitely understand why people like to add more color, though, since it can seem so barren outside. I also tend to be drawn to a little more color in January. I think a few deep green (or teal) accents can bring a little more oomph to a neutral room. Navy is also a color that seems to feel right in my home all year round, but in the winter it feels best to me when it’s paired with those extra cozy layers and neutrals.

Play around with options in your home and just see what feels right to you!

I think this collage represents a mood I’d feel quite at home with in January!

Come back Monday to see what’s new at our house! 

Shop the items from the collage above, plus more of my latest finds below!

Decorating in January

Decorating in January

How do you like to decorate in January?


  1. Ms Maggie

    We are just shopping at home. Tight coats last year got us into thus mode. Not spending on anything but. Food and supplements. You have to work hard at getting the Look. But even just moving art and adding new pics to your frames. We went through or garage to look for projects but yet done. My hubby feels th house looks newer with these touches. Helped we did s big purge on New Years time like usual.

  2. Pat M.

    I layer also in January. Love throws in big baskets and soft pillows on couches. Winter in the midwest is harsh – my home definitely isn’t. However, your sources above are way too pricey for me. $149 for a knitted throw is not inspirational, it’s impossible. :)

  3. Hannah

    I too tend to pick apart parts of my home in the winter because we come inside earlier with it getting dark at 5. I made some resolutions this year for my home instead of just my mind and body. I like the idea of adding some color here and there and cozy winter fabrics.

  4. Robin

    I am turning my home into an airbnb. Shedding lots of stuff…room by room and painting. Feels great!

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