17 Seasonal Buys to Transform Your Space Into a Winter Wonderland

Deck the halls with these festive finds.

November  2, 2022
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Winter home decor isn’t just about decorating for one particular holiday—it’s about fostering cozy vibes all season long. So how do you do that? By decking the halls (literally) with velvet pillows, taper candles, throw blankets, string lights, and garlands galore. Even if a trip to Aspen, Stowe, or Telluride isn’t in the cards this year, spruce up your space with wooden skis and pint-sized tchotchkes that offer the look and feel of a luxurious ski resort. As for a color palette, stick to hues like white, cream, evergreen, and metallics to turn your home into a frosted winter wonderland. We’re sharing our favorite seasonal buys that you can keep up for many chilly months to come.

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1. Farmhouse Pottery Wood Winter Village

How charming are these wooden homes made from oak, maple, and walnut? Build a neighborhood complete with cabins, chalets, brownstones, and townhomes—they’re the definition of model homes.

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2. Vintage American Wood Skis

If you have a large porch or foyer to spruce up for the season, add a pair of these 20th-century wooden downhill skis for a wintry touch.

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3. The Floral Society Mixed Decorative Candles

Obviously, taper candles are an easy way to dress up your home year-round, but the texture and staggered shapes in this set are extra-special. The moss-colored candles convey the feels of a sylvan forest, but a mixture of green and parchment (the cream-colored collection) would be stunning, too.

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4. Terrain Jingle Bell Napkin Ring Holders

Dress up your dinner table with linen napkins ensconced with festive napkin rings. Their gold metallic finish and jingling sound will get everyone in the holiday spirit.

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5. House no. 23 Sherpa Lined Double Gauze Cotton Throw Blanket

Spend chilly nights under this super-soft throw blanket, which will look effortlessly chic if casually draped over a couch or chair anytime it’s not in use.

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6. Cody Foster Beaded Glass Garland

If you’re decorating your home for winter, a garland is a must. This pearl white glass garland doesn’t feel specific to one holiday or another; in fact, it’s versatile and glamorous enough to stay up all season long, which is exactly why it’s a must-buy.

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7. Afloral Box of 100 Natural Pine Cones

Fill a hurricane vase with these mini pine cones if you’re not up for foraging them yourself. Add a large pillar candle to illuminate their natural beauty.

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8. Terrain Birch Log Bundle

Even if you don’t have a fireplace, a small stack of white logs adds a natural touch to your winter décor.

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9. Lemon Lily Handmade Beech Wood Stack Candle Holders

We love the quirky, bulbous nature of these candle holders, which are made from beech wood in the Netherlands. Choose a single hue (such as green for the holidays) or mix and match a few colors for your next tablescape.

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10. Sage & Olive 100 Percent French Flax Linen Scalloped European Pillowcases

Upgrade your throw pillow situation with this French design. The contrasting green hues on these scalloped-edge pillows are just darling for the holiday season.

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11. Annie Selke Champagne & Silver Ball Garland

The team at Annie Selke wrapped this festive garland around a large hurricane vase, which is simply brilliant. Worried about destructive cats and little ones? The balls are made of plastic, so they’re totally shatterproof.

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12. CB2 Leger Emerland Velvet Throw Pillow

Adds to cart immediately. The interlocking emerald green fabric elevates any room design.

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13. Henry Handwork Hand-Embroidered Holiday Cocktail Napkins

Featuring sweet embroidered adornments like skiers, Champagne glasses, and vintage sleds, these cotton napkins are festive enough to use from December through February.

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14. Aspen Style

Give your bookcase a festive touch with this coffee table book. It’s the ultimate après-ski read.

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15. Illuminated Mushroom

I didn’t know that I needed to build a collection of light-up glass mushrooms until now. They’re battery-operated, which means it’ll be easy to keep the glow alive for years to come.

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16. Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Throw Blanket

Its trademarked name holds true—this is, hands down, the softest, coziest blanket I’ve ever wrapped myself in. And if you’re like me, you’ll probably want to drape it over your couch all the time, for bundling up year-round.

Photo by MJ Kroeger

17. Global Goods Partners Holiday Felt Garland

Hang this felt garland, which is made in Nepal, from banisters, mantles, and more. Choose among five different colorways or grab the bunch for very merry holiday décor.

How do you decorate for the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!
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