I just hauled the Christmas decor into the space under our stairs in the lower level (basement) . I have the artificial trees wedged between the steel beams holding up the house. My holiday and seasonal decor operate with a storage rotation system. So as soon as the trees were packed and stacked I rotated my bins filled with Valentine’s Day decor to the front of the sub-stairs storage.


What I love about Valentine’s Day is we can use some of the red accessories from Christmas for Valentine’s decor. I store my small red decor accessories in a container marked “red.” That way I can use it for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Memorial and Labor Day, and the 4th of July!

The funny thing about red is it is not my favorite color. I mean, yes I love it for the 4th of July and of course, Christmas but the color red does not look good on me.

The only red I wear is my OPI nail polish.

I love creamy whites and found red and white decor works surprisingly well for the weeks following Christmas thanks to Valentine’s Day in mid-February.

I carried this theme into my kitchen. There is something fresh about a white tray and red accessories in the middle of winter.

It reminds me of white ski jackets on the slopes-not the most practical and hard to keep clean, but a classic look.

So I found a workaround for the winter months when the Christmas trees are stored away.


I pulled out my red casserole dish and stacked into my Costco serving trays I found over the holidays.

Love the pop of red and the recycled pine tree branches.


It’s easy to find beautiful plants and florals in the days after the holidays. Some years I bring a few plants inside and they are stunning when they bloom in the middle of winter.

If you are a subscriber to Everyday Edits you know I love a bucket filled with branches and a few frosted berry stems from these guys.


And, in Colorado, it’s not uncommon for the first half of winter to be kind of blah. So we need to add a little cheery red and calming whites to our winter decor.


And, like I said I don’t love red so Valentine’s is more about soft pinks. But then I noticed while washing these I had randomly tossed these pillows and loved the look.


I found if I had red, white and blue the blue tones down the red or maybe it makes it pop.

But the red and white (and blue) layers are surprisingly cozy for winter.

Sidenote: I found these red and white snowflake pillows at HomeGoods. It was love at first sight so I bought two for the family room couch.

And the other side of the down pillow is red so I can bring them back into rotation in time for Memorial Day.

I just love this little squirrel pillow I found online at this Knoxville-based store (they ship)!

red and white winter decor ideas

These fluffy faux snowballs were another clearance find. I tossed them into a red bucket and called it a day! The red bucket looked great against the navy walls in our dining room.



I bought these soft red and white cloth napkins online at Fig & Company in Knoxville.

What I love about the red and white winter decor is it will carry me into the months of March. The month Colorado will likely have a blizzard.

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  1. I love a pop of red! Those HG pillows are darling! I can’t wait til this nightmare of a pandemic is over and I can spend hours in Homegoods! Have a wonderful week, Laura.

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