With the beginning of the New Year, all the beautiful holiday decor gets wrapped up and put away. It can't help but feel a little bit empty and kind of drab after having all of those extra things throughout the house. So what is one to do? Well I think winter is the perfect time to re-organize, bring in a little extra nature and take the time to move your current decor around.
One of the nicest things about the holiday is we all give so much to one another. It is a very generous time of year. If you are like me, you end up with new goodies that now have to be integrated into your existing storage, and space. So what I like to do first is pack up my Christmas decorations and put them away. Second clean and purge the main household storage areas: closets, dressers, cupboards etc. Finally, once everything is in its place, I like to rearrange my usual décor vignettes and displays.
So after the decorations are away, I take time to go through all of these storage areas and purge out things no longer functioning or serving a real purpose. Maybe you have clothing or linens that are worn and need to be removed to make room for new items. This is a great time to clean everything out and re-organize to get the year off to a great start.
Once the new things are in place, then you can turn to your existing decor items and think about how you might be able to move them around. For example, on my fireplace mantles, I might move things from one room to another. Think about the next season that is coming up, you can add fresh flowers or new greenery to your room to liven it up for those cloudy days of winter.
You can also reset the dining table with a fresh new twist. By just switching out the chargers, table linens and even china you can create a completely new fresh look for January. Recently, a family member brought me a fern. I decided to take the opportunity to replant a few of my house plants and move their containers around giving them each a new look. This gave both plants a chance for greater growth. You could also go to your local nursery and get a beautiful topiary or plant to keep inside. Just a little bit of something fresh and alive can really brighten up your space.
So take a look around, organize and then move things around. I guarantee you’ll be happy with the results!