I don’t know about you, but every year when it comes time to take down the Christmas decorations, I feel pretty blue. The glow of the tree, the twinkle lights, garlands and extra coziness all get taken away, and I’m left with a blank slate that feels so cold. Here are my five ways to make your home cozy after Christmas.
Five Ways To Make Your Home Cozy After Christmas
- Add Greenery
This year I added real daffodils (which are SUPER cheap, by the way), a faux olive tree, babies’ breath and I left the green wreaths on our wardrobe.
I’ve had faux daffodils in my Amazon cart for over a year, but with a 24.99 price tag PER STEM, I couldn’t do it. I ended up grabbing twelve of these bulbs for 10 dollars at my local Thrifty’s, and I planted them in my favourite bowl.
I also left our real cedar garlands hanging on our wardrobe. I don’t see anything wrong with leaving your undecorated garlands or wreaths up – they add colour and aren’t festive! Make them stretch for as long as possible.
But the real star of the show is our olive tree in this new pot I DIY’d. Adding a faux tree in place of your Christmas tree can really cozy up corners, and you can still add twinkle lights on them!
2. Add Warm Tones
The biggest thing after the holidays is making sure you have warm tones mixed with your cooler tones. If you have only cool tones in a room, your space will feel cold and depressing (especially right after Christmas)
In our space, we’ve added the oversized coffee table, wardrobe and some warmed toned pottery. But even adding wooden bowls to a shelf or a cozy throw blanket on your sofa can really add warmth.
Last night I painted this old bean pot I thrifted in a warm olive-taupe colour. If you’re wanting to spruce up some pottery, try a baking soda/paint mix!
3. Add Layers
I like to layer on the cozy white, cream and light-toned pillows on our sofa with a cozy throw.
I also love layering my rugs in my living room for a cozy feel.
If you do not have the money to splurge on a few new pillows, consider layering your art on a mantle or ledge.
4. Add Extra Lighting
There’s nothing worse than taking away your Christmas tree glow and twinkle lights and having dim or no lighting in a room. Layer your lighting. Make sure you have ample light in your space to make it replace the light you will be missing.
5. Don’t stop doing the cozy things…
During the Holidays, you drink more warm drinks, watch more movies with your family, spend time playing board games and spend time reflecting on the season. We can do these things all year and make every mundane moment special.
I would love to hear how you make your home feel cozy after the holidays! Drop a comment below and share if you feel inspired!