Now that the ball has officially dropped on a New Year, it’s time to sweep up the confetti and pack away the holiday decorations until next season. All the pinecones, holly wreaths, stockings and bows bring a special joy and excitement to your home in December, which can leave your space feeling empty or bare after cleaning up from the holidays.
But, this also is a great opportunity to make small changes with your current home decor for a fresh look in the New Year, so try not to put your everyday accessories back in the same place.
As you take down your holiday decorations, consider these four easy updates:
1) Fresh Touches: Consider adding gorgeous faux florals and greenery in place of your holiday decor. On my foyer table over the holidays, I usually have it filled with a beautiful holiday centerpiece. But, once the holidays are over, I like to replace it with one of my favorite tall faux florals — a beautiful orchid arrangement. Another idea is using boxwood or cotton balls and placing those in the bowls that you used to showcase ornaments or pinecones.
2) Swap Out Artwork: Since you’re already moving holiday decor and wreaths around and back up to the attic, use this as a chance to swap out some artwork. Changing your artwork in your main living areas can make a huge impact and breathe life into your space. This can include paintings, family photographs or mirrors. Play around with your collection and have fun mixing-and-matching new combinations!
3) Make Over Your Mantel: The great thing about post-holiday cleanup is that you’re usually left with a blank slate, and that’s how it is for my mantel. I love to be creative and instead of putting holiday garland on my mantel, I’ll place cotton stems or greenery around the base of my wire-vases. But be sure to add color and freshness, because that’s probably what you’re craving after the holidays.
4) Your Front Door: I’m all about featuring a wreath year-round! Swap out your holiday wreath for a cotton wreath. Have you sensed a theme here? Cotton is a gorgeous staple in my home, suitable for any season!
These small adjustments should be just enough to reinvigorate your home for the New Year. But if you’re still craving change, maybe it’s time to think about a bigger home project for 2017. I am excited to announce that at my home we will finally begin tackling the kitchen renovation this month! Stay tuned to the blog for updates!