I tend to think of winter decorating as 'Christmas-lite'. In other words, it is a combination of holding onto a few traces of crimson richness from the holiday, while displaying all of the silver and blues that tingle and tickle like snowflakes on your nose.
Safe, battery-operated candles look so hopeful and warm on dark winter nights, while a mason jar of silk poinsettias keeps memories of Christmas around just a bit longer. I also use our Christmas dishes until the end of the month. Hubby misses the Christmas decor something fierce, and the dishes help him cope with his holiday 'withdrawal.'
I want to keep it a bit more warm and casual down in the family room.
Hoping you keep a candle lit in your heart while we face all the challenges and opportunities waiting in this New Year.