BRRR…Decorating with Birch for Winter
Posted On January 15, 2016
Now that the Christmas tree is gone, you’re probably sweeping up the last of those pesky pine needles, amazed that they have somehow made their way to the other side of the house! (And yes, come mid-spring you’ll likely find the last group of them clustered together in a corner behind the sofa!) All those pretty lights and decorations that made your home so festive are packed away until next year and you look around feeling slightly bland and stark. It’s too early for spring décor…so how should you decorate in the transition before the next big seasonal changeover?
Decorating...after the holidays.
Some of the fun we just had over the holidays was bringing in a tree from outside and plunking it down right in the middle of our living room. Bringing the outside in always works as a great decorating theme!! One popular trend now is the use of birch trees and birch bark as a focus. Perhaps it is the clean lines, simple and “back to basics” feel that draw us to it. Even the color, white with shades of black and gray, make it classic and timeless. Birch is regal & delicate in structure and can be used to decorate accordingly!
Dressing the birch up a bit works for a more elegant feel
. When silver is added to birch vases, they now have a whole different appearance. Clustered with glassware and natural greens, boxwoods and topiaries complete the look. Now birch earns its right into the formal dining room or onto a mantle!
featuring winter scenes of birch stands take us to through the winter season without feeling like we forgot to take down our Christmas decorations! The calming nature of these scenes echo the quiet of the snowfall in the forest they reflect. Do not hesitate to change out art seasonally for you and your guests to enjoy the new view!
Birch accessories also allow you to bring in pops of color- bright red winterberries look great when added to a buffet top or simple greens or succulents round out the contrast of textures when paired with the birch. Leather furniture is rich and warm as the perfect contrast. Birch inspired rugs bring the look from head to (under your) toe!
Stand up to the blustery winter days and meet it head on by adding birch accessories or nature inspired décor until those early signs of spring start peeking through.