With the end of the holidays, you are probably eager for a fresh, clean start to the new year. You have made your resolutions, and you are ready to tackle the year. Once the decorations come down, you may expect your home to return to “normal.” Your home may feel dull and uninteresting after all the glitzy décor, and twinkle lights come down. Here are some tips to make your home feel clean and fresh following the excess of the holidays while also adding winter décor that does not leave your home feeling empty and uninspiring.
Winter décor is very much full of neutrals and shades of creamy whites. And while Texas does not get too many white snowy days, you can easily bring that winter feeling into your home. Winter décor should highlight your existing décor by incorporating a clean, crisp, and neutral color palette. The beauty of neutral tones is their ability to fit so seamlessly into your home. Some of your favorite holiday accessories can double as winter décor by simply removing the pops of red. You may have filled that glass vase with red and white spheres, so just switch them out for pinecones. The beautiful garland on your fireplace can be repurposed by removing the red bows or glittery poinsettias and leaving it in its natural green state.
Texture is always a buzzword in home décor, and it is especially important for adding interest to your neutral color palette. The essential elements of winter decorating are in the warm textures brought into your space. For winter décor, think of items such as a neutral throw blanket effortlessly thrown over your couch, a fur throw pillow at the corner of your chaise lounge, a textured rustic bowl with prickly pinecones, or a collection of birch logs in a rattan basket. All of these are timeless reminders of winter.
Bring the Outdoors In
As mentioned before, a lot of your holiday decorations, such as birch logs, pinecones, and pine leaves, are still relevant throughout the winter season. Like neutral tones, greens and natural outdoor elements work beautifully with most interior styles. Adding pretty greens, whether fresh or faux, instantly cheer up the inside.
Keep it Simple
Winter décor, unlike the holidays, does not have to be big and bold. Remember that fresh and clean feeling you crave after the holidays? The key is toning things down after all the festivities by using subtle winter touches sprinkled throughout your home.
Finally, the number one tip? Do what makes you feel refreshed for a new year. Experiment with various shades and textures, be creative, re-use holiday décor, and bring the outdoors in. Even something as simple as pine leaves in a crisp glass vase can make all the difference.
Remember to keep it simple. A few easy updates here and there will transition your home into to a clean and neutral winter space.