How to Decorate After the Holidays

It’s time to take down the Christmas decor if you haven’t already, and it’s always a little sad to see it go, mainly because of all of the empty space it leaves behind. With the new year beginning, it’s also a great opportunity to start with a clean slate and reassess what you really want your home to look like. You’ll want to be surrounded by the things that bring you joy and warmth during the dreary & cold winter months that keep you indoors. Read on for some great ideas for transitioning your decor and adding life back into your space post-holidays!

 photo via  Studio McGee

photo via Studio McGee

1) Start with a Clean Slate

Clear off all of the spaces you are decorating and give them a good dusting & cleaning before adding more decor. Let go of any preconceived notions of what should go in each spot (or what has previously been there), and let it breathe for a little while. Play with new furniture arrangements if you’ve been itching to change things up; try bringing in an interesting piece from another room! 

 2) Assess What You Have

Gather all of your decor into one place, so that you can see it all at once. Decide which items you love and donate or sell any items that you don’t. Make a resolution to only display the things you love in your home. This is also a good time to start playing around with groupings of objects to get a feel for things that are visually interesting together. 

3) Buy What You Need

If you notice gaps in what you have after culling the objects you don’t want and styling interesting vignettes with the things you have left, it’s time to do a little shopping. Don’t rush it… you will know when it’s just the right thing you can’t live without. We always have interesting, beautiful decor at our stores and will gladly help you select just the right pieces. 

Pro tip: Bring in a photo to help us get a feel for your space so we can better help you find what you’re looking for. 

 photo via  Emily Henderson

photo via Emily Henderson

4) Decorate!

Now is the time to start layering in your decor. Make it cozy with soft lighting, candles, chunky knits, and faux fur. To give your space just the right touch, we recommend adding greenery. Houseplants and fresh greenery will cleanse the air and improve your mood during those cold winter months (and all year round!). Don’t have a green thumb? Try faux greenery (we’ll be getting Spring greenery in soon!) to add a very low maintenance pop of green to your space. 

If you’re ready to redecorate and reimagine your home, we’re more than happy to help! Request a Consultation to get started!