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Cozy Winter Living & Dining Room


Cozy Winter Living & Dining Room


Today I’m sharing my Cozy Winter Living & Dining Room with you! With all the Christmas deco gone, the house felt a little empty and at first. I guess that happens to most of you, right?  It’s so exciting to decorate for the Holidays, with all that festive glam everywhere, but once it’s gone, all that is left are bare and naked walls, halls & corners it seems. Only at first though!

Winter can be soooo nice & cozy! And since it basically just started, I’m sharing how I decorated our Living & Dining Room with simple & natural elements that make it cozy and a happy place! 

Last week I posted some Winter Deco Inspiration and Winter Deco Must Haves. Now, I used similar items from the Must Haves and decorated my home. So much fun! 

I used lots of crates, baskets, lanterns and candles…I added ever green twigs and small branches, rocks and pine cones as well. I’ve said this before, but the photos never do it justice, I wish they came out the way I can see it when I’m standing there…lol. Working on that! 


Bears are so amazing this season! I drew this bear on my huge chalkboard frame the other day. 

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On top of the dining table you can see a simple branch, some candles, evergreens and a frame with doodled arrows in it. 

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I also used lots of cozy throws and pillows… here inside the woven tray, I arranged pine cones with winter jars. I’ll be posting how I made them soon! 

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Evergreens, branches in a crate and a lantern on top of a magazine pile inside the chimney we don’t use…

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On top of the cabinet are small fake fir trees inside a crate…

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Evergreens on each side of the sofa, sweater pillows and throws..

And, this is where the tree was before…so I just put a chair there now, on top of it a basket with blankets & magazines…

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Enough is enough! I’m done decorating for now, as you can see, I like having my home airy and light, bright, with lots of white and natural tones in it. The other day I read a post where they mentioned that you’ve gotta know when to stop! And I felt like that could have come from me, because I agree 100%! Know when to stop adding stuff, less is more!

Have a fun winter! 


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  • Beverly
    21/01/2016 at 23:02

    What lovely decor! It does look very cozy and inviting. I love the natural elements you’ve used along with all the natural colors. Thank you for sharing your decor at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

    • Katrin
      22/01/2016 at 10:56

      Thank you so much Beverly! I appreciate it!

  • Diana
    20/01/2016 at 18:20

    Love how you’ve brought nature inside with all of your winter decorations, Katrin. Thanks so much for sharing it with us all at Vintage Charm 🙂

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    15/01/2016 at 23:22

    Katrin, I love your home. So clean and bright and cozy all at the same time. You are so creative and thoughtful when decorating and I love your choices. I’m sure your family does too. And the chair with the basket is perfect in that spot! I feel like I’ve just been over for a coffee and a biscuit!

    • Katrin
      16/01/2016 at 09:47

      Uhh a coffee and a biscuit with you would be lovely! One day! Thanks for stopping by as always!!!

  • Evija
    13/01/2016 at 16:19

    Great ideas for winter decor, simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing with OMHG Wonderful Wednesday Link Party.. Have a great day, co-host Evija @Fromevijawithlove x

    • Katrin
      13/01/2016 at 23:08

      Thank you Evija! I appreciate it!

  • sherry
    13/01/2016 at 15:51

    I am in love with your decorating. Did you make the antler picture? I love it! I was also wondering if you did the other artwork (arrows)?

    • Katrin
      13/01/2016 at 23:08

      Thanks so much Sherry! I’m so happy that you like my decor. I made all the pictures here… the antlers are on chalkboard and yes, the arrows are also mine…love to doodle and draw!!!

  • Dawna
    12/01/2016 at 21:12

    Stopping in from Talented Tuesday and so enjoyed your tour of simple winter touches!! I agree less is more and you have just the right amount of cozy winter touches. I have taken my holiday items down and have left just a bit of woodland touches up as well. Enjoy the day!! and hope you will stop by the country

    • Katrin
      13/01/2016 at 11:39

      Dawna, thanks so much! I know, hey? Decorating is so much fun, but you gotta stop when you gotta stop!!! I’ll stop by for sure! 🙂

  • amy
    12/01/2016 at 15:14

    Great winter decor ideas. I love the idea of using winter branches in the home after Christmas. TFS. Visiting from Make it Pretty Monday

    • Katrin
      13/01/2016 at 11:36

      Thanks so much for visiting Amy! I’m happy you like the winter deco!!!

  • lynn
    12/01/2016 at 03:07

    Katrin, you have such a lovely style…So natural and simple…I love seeing your beautiful home with all your personal touches. And that bear! Too darn cute. You ought to make note cards or Christmas cards for next year out of him..

    • Katrin
      12/01/2016 at 11:10

      Thanks Lynn! Love reading your sweet comments always! I like it simple, yes…I copied the bear off pinterest..I loved him right away and knew he was gonna be perfect on that big chalkboard…gotta love pinterest! Have a great day Lynn & Thank you for stopping by always! 🙂

  • Christine
    12/01/2016 at 03:02

    Hi Karin, I totally get how you feel after the Christmas stuff is gone..same here!!! Your living room looks super great and I see a bunch of IKEA items I have as well!!!!

    • Katrin
      12/01/2016 at 09:57

      Yep, gotta love Ikea!!! Can’t help it…I have one like 15 mins. from where i live, so it’s really hard not to run there for anything I need….or want..lol. Thanks so much for the visit!!

  • Mary-the boondocks blog
    11/01/2016 at 19:14

    Although the space is very neutral you manage to make it extremely cozy. It’s because you add so many personal touches to everything, the little doodles on the jars, the adorable bear on the chalk board, the pretty jars inside the woven tray and of course all the throw blankets everywhere. I’m gonna have to steal that idea of putting them in baskets. I also wanted to ask you if that is a new tray that you have in the dining room table or if you re -did it? You’ll have to show us how to do this, it looks so cute!

    • Katrin
      12/01/2016 at 09:55

      Hi Mary! Thanks for your words, love it when you visit! I guess it could get quite boring if I didn’t add little touches here and there….for spring I like colours, but I’m just the whitish greyish person I guess… The tray is an upcycled one, I actually didn’t want to post it…maybe I should! Thanks friend!

      • Mary-the boondocks blog
        12/01/2016 at 18:18

        Katrin, I meant it in a positive way. I love the calm and relaxing feel feel of neautrals but some people make it look sterile. You make it warm and cozy. It’s not boring at all because there is so much detail to see. I too have been moving away from lots of colors and towards neutrals.

        • Katrin
          13/01/2016 at 11:35

          Oh, I love you, no worries at all. I didn’t think you meant it in a negative way Mary!!! XOXO

  • Keri
    11/01/2016 at 15:35

    Katrin, I’m loving your living room!! Where to begin?! The use of the evergreen branches is a great idea!! Love your drawing and doodles!!! The natural tones are like eye candy for me!! You really made things look cozy with the pillows and throws! Oh and I can’t wait for the how-to on those winter jars in the pinecone arrangement!! Your home looks so beautiful and warm for winter!! Love it!!

    • Katrin
      12/01/2016 at 09:52

      Keri, thanks so much for your sweet comment – I appreciate it every time you visit!:)