The countdown to Christmas is on and everyone has their tree up and stockings stuffed. Once Christmas is over, how will you decorate your home? Don’t worry…you can still use those reindeer statues in your winter theme. Let me show you how to modernize classic holiday decor and turn it into the best winter decorating ideas you can use now.


I love mismatching and adding several different elements that would not normally be paired together. Everything does not have to exactly match in order to coordinate! <-- That is best winter decorating idea #1


Each of my place settings are designed with some element that distinguishes it from the setting next to it. It may be the charger, plate, napkin ring holder or the season greeting ornament resting in the plate center that differentiate. I pulled my table look together by having plates that were the same in color but different in shape (I did this for contrast).   


If you look closely I used a lot of holiday décor on my winter themed table. I was able to use my Christmas table as my winter theme because all the items are in gold.


Best winter decorating idea #2…you can modernize your holiday decorations by adding in metallics, rustic textures like wood and a soft element like faux fur to spice things up. If you stick to the basics and avoid traditional Christmas colors for your décor then you will be able to save money AND transform your house into winter wonderland. That is a WIN-WIN.


I hope this post gave you the best winter decorating ideas for this season. At the bottom of the page I included the price and retailer of the items on my winter table. Be sure to let me know what your favorite items are! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @theannetteaffect for more inspiration.


Happy Decorating, 



Approximate Pricing and Retailer

Huge Buck Statue -Target / $25-30

Reindeer “Aquarium” - Target/Dollar

Store/Big Lots/Michaels / $40 – 50

Lighted tree - World Market / $10 -15 

Joseph, Mary and Baby figurine - Target / $8

Gold Runner w/ Pillow - Stein Mart / $35

Banquette - World Market / $350-500 

Mirrored Star Candle Holders - TJMaxx / $15

Geometrical Candle Sphere – Ross / $6

Wine Cloth - World Market / $8

Place settings:

- Charger - Pier One / $15 – 18, World Market /$5, Stein Mart / $8

- Plate - TJ Maxx $4

- Napkin Rings - Stein Mart $5

-Metal ribbons - Dollar Store $1(originally ornaments)


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