Holiday Home Decor Ideas: Decorate with Watercolor Winter Forest Paintings

We had our first snow of the season this week and it was magical! It got me in the mood to paint some winter forest scenes.

Turns out, painting misty, snowy forests are addicting.  I painted three versions and I'm working on a watercolor tutorial to show you how I painted them too! 

Green and Gold Christmas Decor

Once I had the paintings all finished, I popped them into some white frames and set them up with some golden Christmas decor.  I'm thinking I need to go with golds, greens, and whites for the holidays this year. I'm loving that color combination! My frosted twigs and scented pine cones are the perfect match for these three paintings.

Original Watercolor Winter Forest Painting by Elise Engh
Winter Pine Forest Watercolor Paintings by Elise Engh

I have one of these available for purchase in my Etsy Shop!

What are your favorite colors to decorate with for the holidays?


  1. Gorgeous!! I love this effect. Those white frames are the perfect finishing touch. Great job Elise!

    1. Thanks Anne! I'm so glad I found those frames at a thrift store- so worth it!

  2. Hey Elise,
    just stumbled upon your blog and I am loving those little drawings. They are so cute and magical. And I do LOVE snow. We haven't had any yet here in Berlin, Germany and I am hoping its hitting us soon. Have a great weekend, Tobia

    1. Tobia,
      I'm so glad you found me and I hope you get some snow soon!

  3. Those are beautiful. However, purple is always the answer. Purple and black are my favorite color and non-color. So, decorating with purple is always my answer...


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