Throw blankets, flannel sheets, wreaths and more

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The holidays are over, but unfortunately for many of us, winter is not. Without the sparkle of a Christmas tree and festive Christmas decorations, the short dark days and long cold nights can leave your home feeling empty and dreary.

Luckily, there are many ways to decorate your home for winter that add warmth and coziness. These 12 winter decorating ideas will not only brighten up your living space, but also your spirits until the snow melts and the sun finally shines again.

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1. Lighted birch

You can place this tree on a mantel, dresser or side table.

Who said pre-lit trees are just for Christmas? This lighted 2-foot birch tree allows you to snuggle up to the glow of a beautifully lighted tree long after your Christmas tree has fallen. A huge hit with over 3,000 Amazon reviewers calling it “a year-round room brightener.” The tree is equipped with warm LED lights that run on low voltage and last for hours.

Get the LED Lighted Birch Tree from Amazon for $16.99

2. Embroidered snowflake pillowcases

Winterize your throw pillows with these snowflake covers.

Reviewers rave about the quality of these dreamy pillowcases, which are made from durable cotton linen and embroidered with a raised snowflake design. Available in four colors, they slip easily onto your existing throw pillows and are even easier to fold and store away when spring finally arrives. Bonus: At under $20, the price is so fabulous you won’t even feel guilty about adding this to your Amazon cart.

Get Huaguoguo Embroidered Snowflake Pillow Cases (Set of 2) from Amazon for $17.77

3. Candles with homesickness

We love a good candle.

A candle is an easy way to add some instant warmth to your space. Homesickness candles have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to their chic, minimalist looks and unique yet calming scent. Choose from options like Grandma’s Kitchen or Book Club, or opt for one of the country-specific candles.

Buy candles at Homesick for $34

4. Cordless Fraser wreath with frost effect

Wreaths aren't just for the Christmas season anymore.

This Grandin Road frosted, heavily flocked wreath of realistic faux fir is sure to bring stunning beauty to your home. Intended for both indoor and outdoor use, the wreath is battery operated so you don’t have to worry about a nearby outlet. Measuring 28 inches in diameter, it will keep your home sparkling all winter long.

Get Grandin Road’s Frosted Fraser Cordless Wreath for $129

5. Oversized Faux Fur Blanket

Snuggle up with this plush blanket from Amazon.

The perfect blend of functionality and beautiful home decor, this super soft throw from Amazon is a generous 60 x 80 inches of cozy faux fur comfort. Available in five gorgeous colors, it’s highly rated by over 7,000 reviewers, who rave that it’s even warmer and cozier than the pictures suggest.

Get the Graced Soft Luxuries Oversized Faux Fur Throw Blanket at Amazon for $49.99

6. Let It Snow kitchen towels.

Channel the mood in cold weather with these seasonal towels.

This set of three Let It Snow kitchen towels is a customer favorite at QVC. Measuring 28″ x 28″ and made from breathable cotton, the towel’s festive red hue mixes a bit of seasonal warmth with a wintery theme that’s perfect for carrying your decor throughout the winter. Reviewers give it a 4.8-star rating and appreciate the towel’s fun details, like button detailing and ric-rac trimming and stitching.

Get the Design Imports Let It Snow Towels (Set of 3) from QVC for $33.50

7. Wooden snowflakes

These flakes fit snugly on your mantel.

These hand-cut and painted rustic wooden snowflakes combine minimalist decor with a touch of winter glamour. With over 9,000 reviews, the snowflakes come in three sizes from 10 to 20 cm and are available as a set or individually. No matter where you want to display them, there’s a size that’s perfect for your home.

Get The Wooden Owl Wooden Snowflakes (set of 3) from Etsy for $39

8. Cotton Flannel Snowflake Leaves

Swap your regular bed sheets for these warmer flannel sheets this winter.

Crafted from 100% brushed cotton flannel, the cozy Sheet Set from Bee and Willow will add a classic winter touch to your bedroom decor with seasonal prints such as snowflakes, plaids or pine leaves. A hit at Bed Bath & Beyond, the sheets are praised by reviewers for their warmth and the fact that they fit even the deepest mattresses.

Get the Bee and Willow Cotton Flannel Sheet Set in Snowflake from Bed Bath & Beyond starting at $25

9. Silvery White Winter Shield

This sign can become one of your favorite things.

It’s hard to say “Silver White Winters Facing Spring” without humming along to the tune, but more than 4,700 Etsy shoppers agree that this rustic sign is absolutely one of their favorite pieces. A beautiful gray color that Joanna Gaines would love, the sign is handcrafted from lightweight wood and is a must-have for any winter decor collection.

Get the Oskee Rustic Silver White Winters Sign from Etsy for $45

10. Flocked Tree Centerpiece

If you're missing your Christmas tree, this is an acceptable alternative for the rest of the winter.

Bring the outside in with these three small flocked trees of various sizes nestled in a wooden stand. Hundreds of Amazon buyers have given it rave reviews for its realistic looking pine needles and its versatility – while it’s marketed as a table centerpiece, many people say it doubles as an eye-catching bookshelf or mantel decoration.

Get the Vgia Flocked Tree Tabletop Centerpiece from Amazon for $19.99

11. Patterned Snowman Set

You can use these snowmen indoors or outdoors.

Ranging from 4″ to 6.5″ in size, this set of five decorative snowmen is too cute to pass up. Hand-painted and designed to sit on an easel stand, each snowman has a different design that easily fits into a variety of winter themes. The snowmen are a fan favorite on Etsy and are sure to brighten up your home with their fun designs.

Get the EvermoreTimberCo Patterned Snowmen (Set of 5) from Etsy for $39.99

12. Snowman table

Make Frosty a part of your everyday decor with this lighted table.

Looking for a statement piece now that your Christmas tree is packed away? This adorable LED snowman table from HSN should do the trick. Whimsical in design and sparkling with battery operated lights, it’s a must-have for festive winter decor. There’s even a cute cardinal option if snowmen aren’t to your liking.

Get HSN’s Winter Lane LED Snowman Table for $99.95

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