Holiday mood - A festive glow that looks good well into the new year

Copper Pinecone Ornament via Oliver and Rust / Eucalyptus wreath via Wills & Prior / Schlage Hobson Glass doorknob and Camelot Trim in Satin Brass / Dried Flower Cloche via Euclid Farms / Antique Carved Chakki Grinder Table via The Gerdu / Wool blankets via June Home Supply / Beeswax Candle Stubbies via Euclid Farms / Flora Fete Candle Holder via V de V / Matches in Smoked Cloche Bottle via Spruce Toronto / Printable Winter Painting via Heirloom Print Shop / Mason Velvet Lumbar Pillow, Golden Hour via Tonic Living / Copper String Light via V de V / Natural Bottlebrush trees via Oliver and Rust /


When it comes to holiday decorating there are no rules, especially this year. After all, some people started decorating as soon as the pumpkins were put to the curb, while others (like me) wait until just before. But with a long winter before us, we might want to leave the twinkly lights up longer than usual. If the rest of your holiday decor makes you feel good, leave bits of it up - just de-Christmasfy a little.

I've partnered with Schlage Canada to create a mood board with ideas for holiday decor and share some tips about how to decorate for the holidays focusing on all the cosy vibes that look good well into the new year. So add a little holiday bling with a golden glow in its tones of gold, brass, copper and warm palette and then, it's all about warmth including lots of wool blankets, twinkly lights and flickering candles plus a warm colour palette that celebrates the quietude of this very different holiday season. 

Start with fresh greenery

I always like to bring a little bit of the outdoors inside. The most obvious choice at this time of year is a fresh tree - and is there anything better than that fresh scent? I love adding a fresh mixed greenery wreath to my front door, but if you can't get your hands on a wreath, get yourself a bunch of mixed greenery and make your own or simply gather a bunch of branches and turn it into a swag to hang on the door. Eucalyptus is also a great choice that won't look Christmas-y when the holidays are over. Pots of grocery store herbs like rosemary can look festive looking too and are useful long after the holidays are over.

Tip: Don't forget your doorknobs! Tie a small bunch of boxwood or pine with a velvet ribbon to a doorknob. The classic look pairs perfectly with brass and would look great with Schlage Canada's Hobson glass door knob with satin brass trim - brass bells would look great too.

and flowers ...

I love Euclid Farm's Flower Cloches. You could also DIY your own using their dried flowers paired with a vintage cloche or one from Ikea. I'm going to try this with some flowers I dried this summer. The cloches also look pretty filled with fresh greenery or Christmas ornaments. Make winter feel brighter with fresh flowers - treat yourself to a fresh flower subscription from a local florist.

It's the season of light

Do twinkly lights even need a season? Enjoy them all winter long. Copper or gold wire lights look so pretty in cloches, jars and vases. I love to add some to my oversize demijohns. 

Light candles every day. Trust me, and just use the good candles. There's something about their flicker that just makes even the coldest winter day feel warmer.  

Colour palette.

For some, Christmas isn't Christmas without red and green. That's fine, just be sure to clear out the traditional decor for a more neutral palette in January. I love the look of green and neutrals paired with warm metals like brass and copper. The quiet palette is something that you probably won't tire of and can feel right well into winter. That's why I love Schlage's Custom door hardware. It's easy to swap out door handles and trim when you feel the need to change things up. There are lots of great door handles - knobs and levers plus great looking trim all available at Home Depot Canada. The Hobson Glass door knob paired with the Camelot trim in satin brass is a classic, but looks equally as great with more modern decor or even the boho vibes of the fabulous carved Chakki grinder table from The Gerdu. These tables were traditionally used as household tables for grinding grains for cooking.

Schlage Custom Door Hardware - Satin Brass Combinations


I often like to swap out the art on my shelves for something seasonal - like a winter scene. Antique markets and thrift stores are a great source for this but (sob) Covid has put a damper on treasure hunting. While they are still lots of amazing vintage shops online, as well as brick and mortars where you might find the perfect vintage landscape, if budget is an issue than try experimenting with print your own art, like the piece above from Etsy shop Heirloom Print Shop. 

You can never have enough blankets & pillows 

Am I right? Layer them on. Swap out some of your cotton or linen throw pillow covers for soft velvet ones. They look luxe and feel that way too. Stack blankets in pretty baskets to have on hand or lean an old ladder against a wall and hang them from the rungs, to show them off.


Disclosure: I've partnered with Schlage Canada in this sponsored post. All opinions and text are my own. 

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