Simple DIY Cheap Winter Decor Ideas for a Cozy Home

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As the holiday season comes to a close, the new year begins, and the Christmas tree is taken down, the house can often feel bare and lackluster. However, it’s the perfect time to revamp your home with cheap winter decor ideas that are both stylish and frugal.

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I know that money can be tight after the holidays, and many homeowners may be hesitant to spend more money after the expensive holiday season.

However, that doesn’t mean you need to have the winter blues when it comes to home decor.

There are plenty of budget-friendly options to give your home a cozy and inviting atmosphere for the post-holiday time of year.

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With a little creativity, a visit to Amazon, a thrift store, Hobby Lobby, or The Dollar Store, a touch of resourcefulness and you can easily transform your home into a winter wonderland without breaking the bank.

To help you transform your home with a little winter decorating, we will explore some cheap winter decor ideas for after Christmas that are perfect to add a touch of warmth and cold weather charm to your home during the chilly months ahead.

From DIY dining room projects to budget-friendly fireplace mantel store-bought items, we have you covered with a variety of options to suit any style and budget for your own home.

So put away those post Christmas winter blues and get ready to spruce up your home with these affordable and cozy winter decorations.

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1. Add New Printable Wall Art for Cheap Winter Decor Ideas

When it comes to adding your own winter decorations, printable wall art continues to be a popular choice for those looking to make their home cozy.

With the coming of the winter season, adding new printable winter wall art can be a delightful way to infuse a touch of seasonal charm into any room of your home.

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Whether it’s a cozy snowscape, a cold winter day scene, or an elegant winter landscape, printable winter wall art is a simple winter decoration that offers a cost-effective and convenient solution for home decor after the holiday season. 

With a wide array of simple winter decorations and designs available, you can easily find the perfect printable winter wall art to match your home for the rest of the winter season.

Plus, grab your free copy of our printable winter wall art at the end. It’s easy to grab – we’ll send it straight to your inbox.

2. Incorporate Mason Jars with Winter Vibes for Cheap Winter Decor Ideas

When it comes to incorporating winter vibes into your home decor, mason jars can serve as simple decorations that are both charming and versatile.

These glass jars are an inexpensive way to create delightful winter-themed decorations with just a few creative touches.

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Fill them with fake snow or Epsom salt to create a snowy scene, add pinecones, berries, or sprigs of holly for a festive touch, or even turn them into candle holders by placing a tea light inside. 

Mason jars can also be painted with winter motifs like snowflakes or evergreen trees to add a personalized touch. 

Arrange them on a mantel with bottle brush trees or mini pine trees or use them as table centerpieces, or alternatively hang them from sturdy branches to create an enchanting winter atmosphere in a cozy living room or dining room. 

3. Add Candles for Cheap Winter Cozy Ambiance

Candles are a timeless and perfect way to create a cozy feel and inviting ambiance in your home, especially during the winter season.

The warm flickering light of candles instantly adds a sense of warmth and tranquility to any home.

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To create a cozy atmosphere, select scented candles with fragrances like:

One of the favorite ways to decorate is to place them strategically throughout your living room, bedroom, or bathroom to create pockets of soft, intimate lighting and scent. 

For an easy way to decorate, consider using different sizes and heights to add visual interest and dimension to the perfect place in your home. 

For a more dramatic effect, a good idea is to arrange candles on a mirrored tray or in a cluster of varying heights on a decorative plate for a great new look

4. Repurpose Christmas Lights and Add New White Twinkle Lights for Cheap Winter Decor

Another great way to add a touch of warmth and sparkle to your home decor during the winter season is to repurpose Christmas lights creatively or add winter whites twinkle lights

These bright lights can be used in various ways to create a magical and inviting atmosphere.

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For example, you can drape them along a bookshelf or mantel, intertwine them with winter greenery or evergreen branches of garlands, or place them inside glass jars or lanterns for a cozy and whimsical wintery glow.

Another one of the best ways to decorate is to hang them behind sheer curtains to create a soft winter home backdrop

5. Add Winter-Themed Throw Pillows and Cozy Throw Blankets for Winter Decor

To further enhance the cozy home feel during the winter season, consider adding winter-themed throw pillows and blankets to your living spaces. 

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These decorative accessories not only provide an extra layer of warmth but are simple ways to infuse a touch of seasonal charm into your decor.

Opt for decor items like pillows and blankets with pops of color, and different styles of plush fabrics such as faux fur or knit textures to evoke a sense of winter comfort and luxury.

Choose designs that feature winter motifs like snowflakes, white flowers, or evergreen trees to embrace the seasonal winter theme. 

6. Create a Winter Wonderland Table Centerpiece for Cheap Winter Decor Ideas

To create a captivating winter wonderland table centerpiece, focus on incorporating elements that evoke the enchanting charm of the season.

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Head to Amazon or The Dollar Tree and grab a budget-friendly large glass vase or bowl and fill it with faux snow or white cotton batting to create a snowy base. 

Add sparkling silver or gold ornaments, pinecones, and small evergreen birch logs or branches to create a festive and natural look.

To add a touch of elegance, consider placing tapered white candles in tall candle holders amidst the arrangement. 

You can also sprinkle glitter or use fairy lights to add a magical shimmer to the centerpiece. 

Complete the look by placing the centerpiece on a mirrored or silver tray to reflect the light and create a sense of depth. 

These budget friendly favorite DIY winter decorations create a winter wonderland festive table centerpiece that will finish well with a beautiful snowflake table runner.

7. Add Cheap Winter Decor Snowflake Window Clings

To further enhance the winter ambiance in your home, consider adding snowflake window clings

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These decorations are available at a craft store, online, or the dollar store and are very easy ideas to instantly transform your windows into a frosty masterpiece.

Whether you choose to adorn a single window or multiple windows throughout your home, snowflake window clings add a touch of winter charm to your decor.

8. Utilize Cheap Winter Decor ideas Pine Cones for Rustic Charm

To add a touch of rustic farmhouse decor charm to your home, consider incorporating pinecones into your design scheme.

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These natural wonders can be found abundantly during the winter months and are a cost-effective way to bring a cozy and earthy feel to your home. 

There are countless easy DIY projects to utilize pinecones in your decor, such as creating a centerpiece for your dining table or filling a decorative basket for a rustic display.

You can also spray paint them in metallic hues or glitter for a touch of elegance. 

Additionally, pinecones can be used to create unique ornaments or wreaths, adding a warm and inviting element to your home decor. 

9. Hang an Inexpensive Winter Decor Wreath for Cheap Idea

Inexpensive winter wreaths are a wonderful addition to your post Christmas wreath home decor, bringing a touch of seasonal cheer without breaking the bank.

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Finding a great place for these wreaths is easy.

Some great ideas are to hang on your front door, porch, or even inside your home to create a welcoming winter atmosphere.

There are various options available, from classic evergreen wreaths adorned with pinecones and berries to more modern designs featuring winter florals and sparkling accents. 

10. Repurpose Neutral Winter Christmas Decorations for Cheap Winter Decor Ideas

When it comes to repurposing neutral winter holiday decorations, the key is to tastefully incorporate them into your post-Christmas decor scheme.

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One idea is to repurpose your white or silver ornaments or wooden beads by placing them in glass vases or bowls and using them as elegant centerpieces on your dining table, coffee table, or side tables. 

Additionally, you can take your neutral-colored Christmas lights and drape them across bookshelves or around mirrors with fresh greenery to create a cozy and inviting ambiance. 

11. Add a Hot Cocoa Bar for Cheap Winter Decor Ideas

Transform your home into a cozy winter haven by incorporating a delightful hot chocolate bar into your post-Christmas decorating home.

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Picture a charming corner adorned with festive mugs, marshmallow-filled jars, and a variety of decadent toppings, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for family and friends. 

Arrange an array of flavored cocoa mixes, from classic milk chocolate to peppermint and caramel-infused varieties, inviting everyone is a great time to customize their perfect cup of cocoa. 

Consider adding whimsical stir sticks, festive napkins, and a sprinkle of cinnamon for an extra touch of winter magic. 

This hot chocolate haven not only elevates the post-Christmas ambiance but also provides a sweet escape from the winter chill, making it a delightful addition to your seasonal cheap winter home decor.

12. Add a Cheap Winter Decor Lamp Shade Cover

Embrace the enchanting charm of winter by introducing wintery lamp shade covers as a captivating post-Christmas decor idea. 

Adding soft, snowflake-patterned covers gently diffuses the warm glow of your lamps, and will cast a cozy ambiance into your winter home decor. 

Opt for shades adorned with wintry scenes like frosted trees or delicate icicles to evoke the serene beauty of the season. 

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Final thoughts

As the holiday season comes to an end, it can be tempting to have a clean slate and pack away all the festive decorations to leave your home looking bare. 

However, with these cheap winter decor ideas, you can keep your home feeling cozy and welcoming, long after Christmas. 

By incorporating natural elements from The Dollar Tree or online, repurposing holiday items, and adding subtle touches of winter-themed decor, you can create a warm and inviting atmosphere without breaking the bank. 

Don’t let the end of the holiday season bring an end to the festive spirit in your home. 

Embrace these budget-friendly decor ideas and enjoy a cozy winter season ahead.

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Your turn 

Do you keep your home decorated after the holidays? Will you add some of these cheap winter decor ideas to your home this year? Let me know in the comments. 


43 thoughts on “Simple DIY Cheap Winter Decor Ideas for a Cozy Home”

  1. I love the idea of continuing to decorate in a more neutral way after the holidays are over. And I DEFINITELY want to have a hot chocolate bar! Thank you for sharing!

  2. that is so beautiful, i can see you are a decor expert. i love the ideas

  3. I try not to buy too many seasonal items but these are great! I love the lights behind curtain idea. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great selection of winter decorations. On your pictures everything looks so nice and cozy.

  5. I love winter color tones. It’s a great way to add in nature accents from outdoors (if possible). Some accents of snowflakes seem to work.

  6. I love these so much! They have such richness, but you don’t have to be rich to buy them. I like that!

  7. You have many wonderful ideas here. I especially love the color combinations and the little pops of blue.

  8. Cute! I love these ideas. Once I take down Christmas the house feels so sad and empty. These ideas will perk it back up again!

  9. These are all such clever ideas for adding winter decor to my home without breaking the bank! I especially like the idea of repurposing my Christmas lights.

    • Hi Carol!

      Yes! I totally agree. Simple DIY winter decor ideas are great after the post-holiday decorating.

      Thanks for reading!

  10. Actually, you’re right. Why not use this time to spruce up the house with a little winter decor!! I love that split photo.

    • Hi Rosey!

      I agree – keeping the home decorated in the winter season really helps spruce it up and keep it from being overly boring post-Christmas.

      Thanks for reading!

  11. Collecting pine cones (or other natural materials) and using them for decorating is an interesting idea. What if one doesn’t have pines on one’s property (or lives in a rental)? Where is one allowed to collect them?

    • Hi Katie!

      As much as I love using natural materials for decorating (especially DIY projects) if there are none around – I recommend grabbing some faux pine cones at a local craft store or online from a place like Amazon. There are so many great choices when it comes to faux or authentic winter decor ideas.

      Thanks for reading!

  12. I don’t really like winter and often procrastinate during decorations but your recommendations are tempting me to indulge in a bit of winter decoration

    • Hi Jaishree!

      Yes, I’m right there with you. Winter is my least favorite season. But, I always like my home decorated and enjoy keeping some sparkle around in January.

      Thanks for reading!

  13. I love these ideas! Winter can be so dull, love the idea of adding sparkly decor!

    • Hi Diane!

      Yes, I agree! I always thought my home looked boring after my Christmas decor items were put away. So, I love adding some sparkle and snowflakes to my home.

      Thanks for reading!

  14. Cozy candles are always so homey and calming! What great ideas

    • Hi Julie!

      I love a cozy candles as well. They really make for a lovely decorating idea in winter.

      Thanks for reading!

  15. there are some really lovely and beautiful ideas here. I always repurpose the Christmas lights it’s a great way to keep a little sparkle around in January xx

  16. I don’t have a lot of space in my home, so I always love decorating with different throw pillows and lights. These are some great ideas.

  17. Fall and Winter are my favorite seasons so I love a winter decor. I love your ideas and agree that you can have beautiful winter decor without breaking bank!

  18. I love these ideas. After Christmas my house seems so bare! But sometimes decorations are far too expensive for my liking. These ideas give me a fresh perspective

  19. This is very cool, if I could, this winter would be this theme but we traveling. Love your ideas for decoration!

  20. Hobby Lobby and Michaels are great stores if you are looking to revamp your home. Just a few minus changes to the decor can transform a house.

  21. These are great, and actually cost effective. I love using little lights around the house. Nice to have some cozy winter decor.

  22. I absolutely love the ideas! Winter is the perfect season for cozy home decor. The tip with using mason jars really inspired me to try something on my own 🙂

  23. Such a good read, the ideas are great, so informative, and such a great guide for the readers and i thank you for this!

  24. So many great ideas! After the holidays are over, I feel like my home has no personality because the Christmas decor is put away but it’s too cold for the spring stuff. Thank you for giving me some inspiration.

  25. The epsom salt as snow is such a great idea!

  26. These are brilliant ideas! I actually plan to repurpose my christmas lights and drape them on my reading corner. Thank you for sharing these. You just inspired me to redecorate again.

  27. Great post! Loved the budget-friendly winter decor ideas. The simplicity makes it easy to follow. Adding personal touches to my home now feels cozy without breaking the bank. Your creative ideas made my winter decor project enjoyable and affordable. Thanks for the inspiration!

  28. I’m in the process of taking down my Christmas decorations so cozy home vibes are on the agenda. Love this.

  29. These are great, cheap winter DIY decor ideas! Thank you for sharing these creative and inexpensive ways to add a flair of wintry style to any space in the home. I especially like all of the creative ways you can use Mason jars and white fairy lights. These ideas would definitely help beat the post-holiday blues. Appreciate all of the inspiration!

  30. I love your simple DIY winter decor ideas for a cozy home! It is such a good idea to have this simple yet beautiful deco to create a cozy atmosphere. So inspiring! Thank you!

  31. I actually believe blogs like this are needed. Because after the big holidays most don’t know what decor to have up still. It’s more fun to have your house looking good and decluttered.

  32. I can feel the coziness just by looking at these! Will definitely be trying some of these.


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