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Decorating Your Home Post Holiday Season
January 8, 2021

It’s time to put all the Christmas decorations back in their boxes and shove them in the attic. The next major redecorating time to look forward to is spring; which won’t be for quite some time. But, that’s okay!

The post-holiday period is the best time of year to reevaluate your home décor and enact your home design New Year’s resolutions.

When you’ve packed up those Christmas decorations but haven’t yet replaced your old décor, your rooms are like blank canvasses. You can see them in a fresh, unbiased light and make bold moves that you couldn’t do at any other time of year.

The holidays might be over, but decorating season has just begun. Here’s how to make the most of it.

Take Risks

Take Risks

Now is the time to explore your design dreams and take risks. If you’ve always thought baby blue ceilings would look fantastic, why not give it a try?

Pro tip: Start with smaller risks like painting the room or changing out light fixtures. That way, if you make a decor or design change that you’re unsure of, you can live with it for a month to see what you think and then change it back. No worries!

A paint bucket and roller with blue paint
A paint bucket and roller with blue paint

Embrace Winter

Embrace Winter

Going back to the same old pre-holiday décor can be depressing. Instead, embrace the winter and make the most of the season.

Leave some evergreens and berry-reds around to remind you of the holidays, and add neutral winter tones like rich wood, rustic metal, and soft lighting to create a cozy cottage feel.

We love replacing the warm Christmas lights with metal decorative lanterns. They make winter nights at home feel warm and intimate.

A mantel with a galvanized bucket, evergreen garland and other wooden decorations
A mantel with a galvanized bucket, evergreen garland and other wooden decorations

Rearrange Furniture

Rearrange Furniture

You probably rearranged some furniture during the holidays to make room for a tree or to accommodate gatherings. Take this time to experiment with a new layout. You won’t be used to any design style at this point, so you’ll be more receptive to new ideas.

You might find that your TV is better suited on a different wall. Or, maybe you realize you could move your sofa to create a change in perspective between the doorway to your home (a gateway to the frigid outdoors) and the living room (a haven of warmth).

Consider your vertical and horizontal spaces to maximize the form and function of your home.

A white bathroom with white vessel sinks and a wooden cabinet
A white bathroom with white vessel sinks and a wooden cabinet

Do a Small Home Reno

Do a Small Home Reno

This is the time of year to undertake that renovation project you’ve been putting off.

We’re not talking about adding another room. We mean those small to mid-size renovations you could do during a weekend. Take this time to:

You know you’ve been wanting to do these small renovations for ages. Now is the time to get them done!

Most of us dread taking down the holiday décor and going back to normal. But there’s no reason post-holiday decorating can’t be just as exciting! Explore your home design dreams and take on some of those projects you’ve always talked about doing. You’ll have a more dynamic home and you’ll turn those post-holiday frowns upside-down!