Do you ever struggle with what to take down and/or put up after the holidays?
Here is my guide for what easy changes to make to transition from Christmas into the New Year!
Aim to give your space the following feel:
It’s still winter and this is an easy transition from Christmas to just “winter” decor.
Keep those cozy pieces out!
Be liberal about adding texture! Fur, sweaters, pile or poofs are perfect.
Cozy pillows, throws, poofs, and rugs are all great ways to add texture to a space.
Believe it or not, wood elements also add a warmth and cozy down-home feel to a space!
So keep or add those brown rustic tones!
*Below, I simply swapped out ornaments in a bowl for pinecones.
2. Fresh and Clean
For many people, the start of a new year makes them want to kick the Christmas nick-knacks to the curb and paint the house in white from top to bottom!
January is a good time to remove all the décor from a space and evaluate what is really necessary!
Give each vignette or space a good fresh cleaning and then choose not to over-add decorations back.
If you keep feeling that you need more in a space, you can go back and add more later!
New pillows are another great way to make a space feel fresh!
This year I made a few pillows before Christmas.
Just adding a crisp, white new pillow adds so much to a space. Along with some fun patterns for a punch!
3. A Mix of Snowflakes and Hearts
It not surprise that some people gravitate towards snowflakes or winter décor and some are ready to decorate for Valentine’s Day!
I’ll tell you it’s fine to do both…even in the same space!
If you keep most of the main items in a space neutral, you can add white or silvery snowflakes and red hearts.
I chose to add some to one vignette and added snowflakes to another.
I also like to add touches of winter to small spaces like shelves. Just a snowflake or an evergreen branch are simple, but add a little extra to make a space interesting.
4. Metallics for a Party Feel!
Metallics are perfect for the start of the year.
I use a lot of metallics year round. When it comes to taking down Christmas décor, I tend to keep a lot of metallics up. After all, it’s the New Year! I like to keep some of that sparkle!
Metallics are easy to add with banners and small décor.
This year I chose to leave all my gold pine cones out for winter and my gold JOY sign.
I also keep sparkly snowflakes in a lot of spaces. Branches are cheap and easy décor, and when it’s time to put the Christmas ornaments away, I use the snowflakes instead.
5. Add a Little Life
Greenery and flowers are a great way to feel fresh in the winter season.
I am personally longing for Spring at this point!
and by adding a new plant, or even flowers, the color and life seems to lift our spirits.
It’s one way to beat the winter doldrums.
Even if they are fake, green this time of year just feels good!
(These above are from our local Dollar Store!)
Even cut greens from outside are perfect for this time of year!
Just place them in a jar.
I hope this home tour gave you some great ideas for your winter decor!