How to Style a Buffet for Winter

This Christmas, I really tried to curate as much neutral decor as I could with greens as accent colors. This made my transition into winter so much easier! I was able to leave up so much of my holiday decor and dual purpose it for winter, which was extremely exciting because I really enjoyed these pieces this year!

I only swapped around a few pieces, adding a couple “after holiday sales” pieces, and that’s it! Check out below for links to each piece (or similar) and tips + tricks!


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One thing I loved about styling this buffet was varying heights. This task has always been a struggle for me, becuase I just generally don’t have a ton of taller pieces. Throughout the years, I have tried to be mindful of this when I am selecting new home decor pieces (especially clearance and after season).

Tip: to vary your heights if you don’t have many tall pieces, find things you can stack or layer, like small cake stands or cuts of wood.

I put the galvanized tin on the far right on a wooden slab to give it some added height. The wooden slab fits right in with the woodsy decor and adds an additional layer of character too.

img_2532img_2528img_2525Tip: Add pieces you normally wouldn’t to push yourself out of your comfort zone.

I had been wanting to incorporate sleds, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted them to look. Since I wasn’t convinced, I didn’t get one. Then when they went on clearance at Target, I knew I had to try! I got this white sled for $2.50. I really like this added touch of winter in the center of the buffet. img_2527
Tip: a table runner, cloth, or any fabric adds character and dimensions to your decorating, even if it seems to blend in. 

Tip: Twinkle lights add warmth, coziness, and a little bit of sparkle to everything in the wintertime! 

I love to keep my twinkle lights out in abundance for as long as I can get away with it!

Tip: Use the rule of odd numbers. Group items in odd numbers, 3, 5, 7. This is an old decorating trick that promotes balance. It is naturally more visually appealing.


I got so excited that I neglected to take any photos with the twinkle lights on + candles lit so I will update that here soon!

Check out where to get these items (or their dupes) below!

Galvanized Christmas House Lantern Candle Holder Tall - Wondershop™ - image 1 of 1

Fringed Jute Table Runner - image 1 of 1
Philips 30ct Christmas LED Dewdrop Lights Battery Operated Warm White Twinkle SW - image 1 of 4

Sagebrook Home Farmhouse Ceramic Lantern Candle Holder

Geboor Pack of 3 Faux Eucalyptus Stem Artificial Eucalyptus Leaves Fake Eucalyptus Branches 30" Tall Artificial Greenery Stems for Restaurants Hotels Home Decorations
Stoneware Cake Stand Small Cream - Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia - image 1 of 2

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