It’s crazy that it’s a new year just around the corner. When a new year rolls around, do you ever find yourself saying, “Didn’t we just celebrate a new year?” My Mom always said time would go by fast as I got older and she was so right! Do you feel the same way?
Well, a new year also means Christmas is over and it’s time to pull down the Christmas decor and I’ll take down the holiday decor this weekend. Then comes the question, “What decor do I use now? ” It’s so much easier to decorate from September through mid-January, isn’t it? The Fall is in September, Halloween in October, Thanksgiving in November, and Christmas in December! Easy peasy, right?
I’m now forced to decide on permanent, well…semi-permanent decor until another holiday or season pops up! ‘Cause if you’re a decor addict, is your house ever really finished? Ummm…nope! When I was deciding on my Christmas decor, one of the things I thought about was how long would I keep it up? If on some crazy notion I decided to keep it up until the end of January, I didn’t want my house looking like Christmas until then…
As I decided what I wanted to do, I chose colors and decor that would transition with me through the end of January. With a few tweaks, I’ll be able to keep some of my Christmas decor up without looking like I have Christmas decor up!
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There are so many amazing throws out there made with various fabrics. The furrier the better in my opinion, but I also love fleece. Honestly, it’s going to keep me warm and cozy while I sit on the couch in front of the fireplace, I’m good!
Adding a throw to a chair, ottoman, table, or sofa can add some warmth and coziness to any room!
No matter the season, greenery and garland can be used in your home decor year round. Adding flowers based on the season or berries and pine cones can make the greenery and garland used throughout your home go along with any season.
For Christmas, I made a garland for the centerpiece of my dining table. I could use the eucalyptus and pine cones from this centerpiece once Christmas is over and depending on the theme I’m going to go with for Winter, I could use this same centerpiece for the Winter too!
Pillows no matter the season is a great way to transition your home from Christmas to Winter. There are so many wonderful throw pillows for Christmas, but it’s time to change them! I go for pillows that are warm and cozy such as fur and chenille. Fur and chenille are soft fabrics and make a room feel so cozy and warm; Perfect to match the cold (well maybe not cold temperatures) season.
I don’t care what the season is, a candle can set the mood for any room. You’ve probably heard me say many times that decor isn’t just about what you see. When decorating for your home, you should think about your other senses as well. When you walk into a room, the smell can put you in a mood. For Thanksgiving, pumpkin, and apple scents are nice.
For Christmas, pine, cedar, evergreen scents….it’s so wonderful! It’s like you just stepped out onto a Christmas tree farm! For the winter, I usually stick with pine, cedar, and evergreen scents.
I always feel that the Christmas to Winter decor transition is the easiest because you can actually use some of the same decor. Makes it so much easier and before you know it, it’ll be Spring!
How do you decorate your home after Christmas?