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I put together a collection of January Aesthetic pictures that will help you embrace the blessings the month has to offer. Every month has beautiful elements, and we just have to look for them.

If you’re looking for more aesthetic articles, the 30 Day Red Aesthetic Country Living Photo Challenge and the 30 Day November Aesthetic Challenge will help you on your quest.

January Aesthetic Collage of photos- woods with snow, homemade bread, fondue night, snowdrops in snow, bonfire, ice skating and Hello January in the middle
January Aesthetic Collage

What is a January Aesthetic?

According to, the word aesthetic means, “A particular theory or conception of beauty or art: a particular taste for or approach to what is pleasing to the senses and especially sight.”

January Aesthetics are seasonal visual gifts to the eye.

There are 31 days in the month of January. What will you do to celebrate each one?

Creating a Cozy Life Group

Since you found this article on January Aesthetic Ideas, I’m guessing you like all things cozy living. I created a Facebook group called Creating a Cozy Life with over 67,000 like-minded souls.

It’s a group where we share recipes, things that leave you in awe, and how to make your life just a little bit more snug. You can join here to be part of the virtual cozy cabin.

“January is the month for dreaming.”

Jean Hersey

Here are the January Aesthetic Photos:

1. New Year – Blank Slate

January New Year Aesthetic

“The magic in new beginnings is the most powerful of them all.”

Josiyah Martin

January 1st is a fresh start to a brand new year. You can take the triumphs and lessons you learned in the prior year and use them to navigate the next 365 days.

You get to decide if you want to continue on the road you’ve been walking or if you want to start a new path. Every year is a blank slate to write your story.

2. Comfort Food

When the temperatures drop, comfort food goes hand-in-hand with January. It’s the perfect month to try new recipes that will warm your heart as well as your belly.

Winter stews, soups, freshly baked bread, hearty casseroles, and fermented foods are just some of the food ideas we eat during the winter months.

Here’s a recipe for To-Die-For White Chicken Chili that will satisfy your January taste buds.

3. Mittens, Scarves, and Hats

January brings on the cold temperatures.

Scarves, mittens, and warm hats all make their way out of our closets and are part of January aesthetics.

4. Animals in Winter

If you’re an animal lover, taking photographs of animals during a snowfall is sure to make your social media posts stand out.

Do you know someone with a farm or a homestead that you can visit? Winter is the perfect backdrop to take amazing pictures.

5. Cozy Bedrooms

Creating a cozy bedroom is a must for the winter weather. We add more layers to our bedding, warm lighting to illuminate our space, and plenty of pillows to lean up against while we read in bed.

How does your bedroom change through the seasons? Adding fairy lights, salt lamps, faux fur throws, and heavy drapes to our bedroom decor are all ways to enjoy the month of January a little bit more.

6. January Landscape

The landscape that surrounds us during January is both beautiful and serene.

Visiting your favorite natural areas during every season showcases the variety of gifts each month offers.

7. Warm Drinks

Holding your favorite warm beverage in your hands when the temperatures outside are frigid is a wonderful way to enjoy a winter day.

A kettle whistling on the stovetop, coffee dripping into a pot, marshmallows dancing on top of hot cocoa, and the milk frothing from a cappuccino maker are all January aesthetic sights and sounds we love.

8. Board Games with Friends and Family

Board games are making a big comeback. They are a great way to connect with friends and family while enjoying a relaxing evening at home.

9. National Popcorn Day

Did you know that January 19th is National Popcorn Day? You can celebrate the day by hosting a movie marathon.

Experimenting with different recipes for flavored popcorn.

10. Cozy Sweaters

It’s a chilly winter day, and a pile of cozy sweaters is awaiting the winter adventures to go on.

I like to hang vintage sweaters on my peg rack in the living room during the winter months. They add a bit of nostalgia to the decor.

11. Potluck Gatherings

January is the perfect month to invite friends and family to a potluck gathering.

I read a blog post about someone that started a potluck tradition with his friends and family instead of meeting them at restaurants.

They created a theme for every potluck, and everyone showcased their culinary talents with their themed dishes.

The friends and family members that weren’t great cooks brought the drinks and chips.

12. January Birth Flowers

There are two birth flowers for January, the delicate snowdrop and carnations.

Carnations are the perfect flower to light up a room on a dark winter day. They are also one of the most inexpensive flowers to purchase and come in various colors.

They look best when they are grouped tightly together in vases.

13. January Birthstone Garnet

The garnet stone has been used in jewelry for thousands of years. This beautiful gemstone is January’s birthstone.

14. Outdoor Winter Activities

Outdoor activities will help with the feeling of being cooped up.

Snowshoeing, ice skating, sledding, ice fishing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, and skiing are just some winter ideas to get out and enjoy the outdoors.

15. Winter Bonfire

A winter bonfire complete with S’mores is a beautiful way to celebrate the month.

Whether you start the month with a bonfire with friends and family or you end the month with it, it’s sure to be a memorable experience.

16. Getting Cozy

January is the month to hunker down and get cozy.

Transforming your home into a warm nest to take the chill off at the end of the day should be a priority.

Candles, salt lamps, faux fur throws, food trays, pillows, and even a teapot with steam coming out of the spout are all ideas for making your home more comfortable.

17. Dreaming and Planning

We all need time to dream and plan for our future.

January is the perfect month to look at the previous year and do more things that enhanced your life and leave behind the activities and thoughts that held you back.

I like to plan my garden expansion during this month. I order the seeds I need, draw out the new area I will be working on, and research different plants to grow.

18. Winter Wonders

Adding a little outdoor winter decor like snowmen and ice lanterns is a fun way to embrace the January aesthetic and charm those that pass by your home.

We’ve reached the end of January Aesthetic Photos. I hope you enjoyed it!

Don’t forget to join the Creating a Cozy Life Group. You’re not going to believe how amazing it is!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Holli Backhaus

Saturday 20th of January 2024

I’ve been busy re-reading your lovely articles today! I really love is one! My birthday is January 16th and I love being a January birthday girl!! This is such a great article! Garnet is my favorite stone!! And a taking pictures out in this beautiful snowy weather is so much fun!!


Tuesday 11th of January 2022



Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Thank you so much Amy! I appreciate the feedback. Kelly

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