It can be challenging to decorate your home in January. Christmas is over, and it's a bit too early for Spring decorations (even though I'd love for spring to come now)! Here's a quick tour of my winter living room over the years with some easy January decorating ideas.
Layering textiles for the winter months
Considering it's usually -30 degrees C here in January, I have no shame in piling up the pillows and blankets on our living room sectional. I don't think you can have too many cozy pillows or throws in your living areas when it's cold outside!
Here's how our January living room looked a few years ago. I made most of these cozy throw pillows, and you can find some of my DIY pillow tutorials right here.
Christmas decor to use in January
I keep a few of our Christmas decorations out in January to add some cheer to our home. Don't pack up these things just yet:
- white twinkle lights
- mini tree decorations
- timeless faux greenery like eucalyptus
Twirling some battery operated twinkle lights around our coffee table centerpiece and mantel helps give these dark days some extra glow!
Decor colors to use in January
As for colour scheme, I always think a lot of white works well in January. It highlights freshly fallen snow and a clean start to the new year. If you're a colour lover like me, throw in a pop of pastel to serve as a nod to the coming Spring. I like to use soft pinks in January because they flow so nicely into Valentine's Day and Spring. I've also used navy blues and aquas as an accent colour during this time of year, and they work well too.
Extra January decorating ideas & tips
Regardless of your colour scheme, try adding some fresh or faux florals or greenery to your home in January. These will help ward off those Winter blues and remind you of warmer weather to come!
You can also add a sense of warmth and coziness this January through furry textiles like faux fur stools, sheepskin rugs and fur pillows. Here's our living room sofa in 2022 piled with cozy textiles with a casual, warm feel.
I hope you found these January decorating ideas useful and find comfort in adding cozy decor to your home this season. Stay warm, friends!
This post was first published in January 2018 and has since been updated.