For the first time in years, I haven’t been anxious to take down all the decor and tree the day after Christmas. I’m not sure if it’s 2020, the long weekend that followed, or maybe I’m just becoming more relaxed about our home. It eventually all came down because I felt the urge to start organizing. Either way, I do have a few tips for decorating after Christmas. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
Remove the wreaths and garlands. But replace them with florals that are less Christmas-y. Get rid of the ones with red berries and glitter. And keep the plain green or maybe add a bowl of pinecones.
KEEP THE GREEN COLORS
Keep the green colors but ditch the reds. I’m keeping my favorite green pillows out for a little bit longer. But since the rest of our house is pretty neutral, it’s a little pop and reminder of Christmas.
This time of year, our house is full of blankets and throws. Especially in the living room. So, I took the large basket that I used for the Christmas tree and it now holds all the blankets we use. And for a little bit of texture, I use faux furs and cable knits. I hand knitted the white blanket last year and decided to make another tan one with some leftover yarn.
KEEP THE GLOW
Keep the glow, but instead of lights from the tree, use light from real or flameless candles. I love the glow of Christmas lights at night and don’t want to give up that evening glow. Joe even said he was sad to see all the village houses get put away. So candles are the perfect solution to that. And just like with my Christmas garlands and village houses – they are set to a timer and come on around 5 pm for a nice cozy evening.
CHANGE THE SCENT
Instead of the Balsam and Firs, I now use crisper scents like Sweater Weather, Flannel, or Frozen Lake. All of these scents are from Bath & Body Works. I know there are better candles out there, but for the price and the amount of fragrance – I always go back to these.
I hope my tips for decorating after Christmas can help with that momentary shock of the house feeling a little bit bare those couple of days after the tree and decorating get put away. Plus, this is a nice transition time until spring. Staying home and keeping it cozy!