Simple & Natural Winter Farmhouse Decor
I have a general rule of thumb when it comes to decorating inside which is basically - if it's outside I bring it inside.
This concept saves me tons of money buying seasonal decor items that are just going to go out of style in a few years. It's also helpful because I don't have to have bins and bins in the basement of seasonal decor that I am for sure going to forget about.
*Christmas is an exception to this rule.
For winter I try to lean more towards the lighter colors (whites, blues, light greens, and light browns) because I find that Fall and Christmas tends to have heavier and deeper tones. So, by January I am ready to bring back a more light and airy feel in my home.
The only thing I go out and buy is a bunch eucalyptus and babies breath, which is really cheap. I don't put them in water and just let them dry naturally. They both still look really pretty even when they get a little crispy over the next couple of months. I find they last until it's time to start decorating for spring. The eucalyptus can sometimes even last through spring.
I decorate with:
bunch of babies breath and eucalyptus from a local flower shop
some twigs and small logs from outside
variety of white candles in mason jars (DIY tutorial coming soon)
antique white iron stone
antique blue Ball mason jars
First, I like to make a winter wreath to replace the Christmas wreath. This wreath will easily take me into Spring using some evergreens, eucalyptus, and babies breath. I follow the same steps that I show you in my DIY Fresh Greenery Wreath blog post.
Next, I just get creative. There is no rhyme or reason do how I include all the iron stone, mason jars, eucalyptus, and babies breath. I just try to keep things simple by add touches of color and natural elements throughout the house.
Remember: If you want to make your babies breath and eucalyptus last for a long time be sure to set them in empty jars without water. This will prevent any mold from growing and keep them beautiful for the entire season.
I like to add some eucalyptus and babies breath to my antique hutch that sits in the dining room. I mainly just lay them throughout just to add a pop of fresh pop of color.
These bees wax candles help keep the home cozy even with a light and airy feel.
I hope this inspires you to have fun decorating for the winter season. You really don't need to go out and buy much. Just using what you already have around the house and a few natural elements goes a long way.
It also keeps things zero waste because when you're done with the eucalyptus and babies breath you can always throw them in the compost.
Thank-you so much for taking time out of your day to hang out here.