Tips for Transitioning from Fall to Winter Decor

Happy November everyone! I cannot believe we are already moving toward the holidays…this season seems to be passing so quickly! I have to admit, I have always waited until after Thanksgiving before getting my Christmas decor out. It was what my mom always did and so it is what I have always done. But I wanted to offer you guys some early inspiration, so the transition from fall decor to winter decor started for us this week! And I have to tell you, the appearance of Christmas trees and ornaments, this early in the season actually made my entire family really happy!

Tips for Transitioning from Fall to Winter Decor

I have to admit, it has been a bit of a conundrum for me to figure out how to make this transition without having it look like Christmas had completely taken over, so I decided to do what I always do…start slow with a neutral color palette.

Tips for Transitioning from Fall to Winter Decor

In this case I decided to add some metallic winter decor elements to my living room alongside a “naked” Christmas tree. It had never occurred to me to have my tree up without decorating it, but I have to say, I love it!

Tips for Transitioning from Fall to Winter Decor

It says winter and holiday but not quite Christmas yet and that is exactly what I was looking for!

Tips for Transitioning from Fall to Winter Decor

I also removed my fall decor from my living room side table and transitioned to a little forest of trees in deep green and metallic hues.

Tips for Transitioning from Fall to Winter Decor

I removed all traces of fall color from my cloches and added in a tangle of gold branches, twinkle lights and winter greenery.

Tips for Transitioning from Fall to Winter Decor

I love how the sparkle of these mimics the sparkle of the tree lights and makes the whole room glow.

Tips for Transitioning from Fall to Winter Decor

I also decided to get my tree ornaments out, but use them as decor rather than to decorate my tree. I think this is the perfect way to make a slow transition to holiday decor and add a bit of sparkle to any room.

Tips for Transitioning from Fall to Winter Decor

I filled a large cloche with rose gold and metallic ornaments and placed it on the coffee table next to a dough bowl filled with the same ornaments. I think this look will be beautiful for our Thanksgiving celebration at the house.

Tips for Transitioning from Fall to Winter Decor

I also added some cozy knit pillows and a chunky knit blanket to the couches alongside my favorite fall/winter pillows. Even though the weather is no where near cold enough to use these yet, I can dream, right!?

Tips for Transitioning from Fall to Winter Decor

I am really happy with my first pre-Thanksgiving, winter decor look. I am also pleasantly surprised at how easy it is too add a few neutral winter decor elements to our home to make the transition from fall so seamless. I hope this gives you some ideas about how to transition from your fall decor to your winter decor using a few neutral elements.

So tell me…when do you start decorating for the holidays?

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