I don’t know about you but I love decorating for Christmas. I even had two Christmas trees this year (side note: this year my daughter is two and she asked me if Santa was going to put presents under both trees…doh!). Anyway, after the New Year and I take down my decorations, I always feel like the house looks so bare. So, with this in mind, I thought I’d write a post about some ideas for decorating after the holidays.
Inexpensive Glass Fillers
As you can see by the photos in this post, I have apothecary jars all over the house. They are so convenient, and I have to say a great investment for your home décor. By simply changing the contents, you add instant style to your surroundings. Here is a photo of these jars during Christmas at my house.
Winter Floral Arrangements
To be honest with you, I NEVER bought flowers until I moved into my house last February. Now, thank you to the past residents I have beautiful flowers to pick and prune to display in my home. Consider colorful winter flowers such as pansies or snap dragons. Put them in Recycled Mason Jars or tin cans for an inexpensive display.
Vintage and Flea Market Finds
I heart vintage flea markets! I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by some pretty great ones. Look for items such as old ice skates, wooden sleds, or galvanized tubs to add to your décor.
Incorporate Winter Colors
My favorite winter color (or lack of color!) schemes are an all neutral and white pallet, gray and white, or silver and white. There is a certain sophistication in those combinations that I love. Are those too stark for you? Think cozy, warm, deep colors like deep purple or red.
Use Natural Elements
Did you know that pinecones, branches, and acorns are free??? I steel them from my neighbors all the time! Display them in pretty bowls or glass vases and jars… easy and did I mention free???