January 17, 2020

8 Ways To Bring Life Back Into Your Home Decor After Christmas

Let’s face it, we all complain when Christmas decorations come out in October and the carols start playing on the radio. But come January, we also feel a little bummed out when all the Christmas stuff has to get packed away.

Christmas decor brings a certain something to the home that makes it pretty, festive and homey feeling. So when it’s time to tear it all down, it can leave your home feeling bare and kind of blah.

We’ve put together a great list of super easy (and affordable) ways to bring a little happiness back into your home decor after the holidays.

Try a new coat of paint

We’ll start with the biggest simple home makeover…a fresh coat of paint. Sure, it takes a bit longer than most of our other suggestions, but it makes a huge difference.

We’re not even talking about a whole new colour scheme (although, who doesn’t love a new colour?) but simply refreshing the paint colour already on the walls can bring a fresh new feel to your home decor. 

If you don’t remember the name of your current colour, bring a small chip of it into your local St. Paul or Bonnyville hardware store and they can help you find the perfect match. 

Throw pillows work wonders

A very easy way to bring a little life back into your home is with some bright new throw pillows.

Find fun patterns and nice colours to compliment the rest of your home decor and make your couch or bed look lively again. If you already have pillows that fit perfectly on your furniture, bring old curtains, sweaters or bedding to a local seamstress and have them make new covers.

Any home project that’s easier on the wallet is a win in our eyes. Try a complimenting throw blanket draped over the back of the couch for a little extra cozy feel. 

Re-arrange your furniture

Sometimes we move around furniture to accommodate the Christmas tree and other Christmas decor, so when it’s time to take it all down why not switch things up?

Try moving your furniture a few different ways and see what you like best. This is the easiest way to change up your home after the holidays and it’s totally FREE!

Not only can this refresh your home, but you’ll also find all the toys that got lost under the couch Christmas morning. 

Use flowers for a pop of colour

Christmas decor brings a lot of life to the home because it’s typically brightly coloured and cheerful. So when you take it away, your living space can feel a bit grey and dreary.

Flowers are the perfect solution to your “lack of colour” after Christmas. You can choose fresh flowers from a local flower shop or you can shop around for realistic silk ones.

They look beautiful on coffee or side tables, fireplace mantles or the kitchen counter. 

Give your current home decor a facelift

We all have “stuff” in our home that is there just because it looks nice. But if you’re getting bored with those items, consider giving them a new look.

Much like a fresh coat of paint on the walls, a new look for candle holders, lamps, side tables, picture frames or even pieces of furniture can make all the difference.

A lot of times when we get bored of something we tend to just get rid of it, but giving it an in-expensive coat of paint or a new piece of fabric can make you fall in love with that something all over again.

Take a peek at Pinterest or Youtube for some great home decor flip ideas and tips. 

Transition from Christmas decor to winter decor

If you’re not ready to jump right into a spring feeling with fresh flowers, try going from Christmas to winter decor instead.

What’s winter decor you ask?

Anything with a wintery, rustic feel would fall under this category. You can use birch wrapped candles, pine cones, evergreen branches or anything with wood accents.

A new and growing trend is leaving up your Christmas tree without decorations. This adds a wonderful winter feel and a nice pop of colour to your living space.  

Don’t leave your front door bare

A huge Christmas wreath on the front door is always warm and inviting during the holidays, but what about after?

Wreaths aren’t just for Christmas anymore and you can find one to suit every season or holiday. A wreath with some winter greenery, snowflakes and pinecones can keep your door looking cheerful without being too “Christmasy”.

And lucky for us Canadians, a winter wreath will do just fine on your door until about April.

Check out some of your local crafters and see what they can create for you. 

Add some art to the walls (or move around what you already have) 

If your walls are feeling bare after you “undo Christmas” put up some art! This can be paintings, photographs, wall decals or even metal or wood art pieces.

If purchasing new wall art isn’t quite in the budget, get a head start on the new year’s resolution to try new things and make some of your own.  

If you’re not the type of person who leaves Christmas up all year round (it’s okay, we don’t judge those people) then try some of these great, budget-friendly ideas to spruce things up and make your home decor cozy and welcoming again.

A refreshed look of your current home not doing it for you? Are you looking for a whole new house to make your own?

Reach out to us at CENTURY 21 Poirier Real Estate and we’ll help you find your next perfect home.

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