Even though the holidays are reaching their end, the winter months are not and we will be spending a lot of time indoors.  After removing all the holiday decorations, it can seem a lot more empty in your home than before you put them out.  Here are a few ideas to liven back up your living space.

Collect - Pick decor pieces that are more winter centered than obviously holiday themed.  Use the same textures and colors that you see outdoors in the winter.  Pine pieces, bare sticks and bright berries to name a few.  Since you won’t have snow in your home, using sparkly items like glass or crystal pieces, or silver or chrome will reflect the light and keep your home with that winter feeling and bring in some much needed light.  These type of elements can carry through after the festivities are over. 

Color - Use a neutral color pallet with white, gray and brown and add a pop of color with an iceberg blue or bright berry red.  These colors you may want to keep all year and then holiday decorating will be much easier by just adding to what you already have; without it clashing or looking out of place.

Classic – Keep the decor items you choose classic in nature so that they can work as long as you would like.  A beautiful glass vase can hold winter sticks and berries and then you can easily switch the items for fresh flowers in the spring and summer months.  Rustic pieces are good all year as well.  Just depends on what you put around them.  Simple table settings or centerpieces that can be made different by changing a small item or two, can help keep your seasonal decorating refreshing and hassle free!

This blog was inspired by the November 2017 Issue of Romantic Homes Magazine.

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