Happy Monday Guys. I wanted to chat with you guys about Ways To Make Your Home Cozy After Christmas because I’ve heard so many of you complain about how empty and “cold” life feels after taking down all the cozy layers of decor, the pretty lights from the Christmas tree & being left with a blank slate. I do agree, it can be depressing when it is first all taken away. After cleaning all weekend, I realized that we’ve made our home so cozy without having the Christmas decor & tree lights. It’s all about textiles, layers and having something you can fill the empty walls with.
I don’t know why, but I’ve started to love Mondays. They’re fresh & new. I normally have a list of things for the week I need to get done and I love starting to tackle it. Call me weird, but Monday has become a fresh start for me.
I’m the kinda gal that is addicted to textures. I love different blends of fabrics, different shades of whites and creams and when all compiled together, it is so cozy. If you’re a minimalist at heart, don’t fret, I am too. There is a way to cozy up your space without having stuff all over. Yes, I’m not a fan of too much decor or decoration, it makes me feel claustrophobic. But if that’s your thing, you do you girl.
Okay.. so lets get down to the basics.
Ways To Make Your Home Cozy After Christmas
- Add Textures
You can do this by adding pillows and pretty throw blankets. In our space we have our DIY Drop Sheet Curtains, which you can find here. We have a ton of different pillows like our Magnolia Fur Pillow, Ticking Pillows, Mudcloth pillows and my tassel blanket from Anthropologie. Adding too much of one texture to your bed or sofa can actually look bad, so I like to play around with a mood board prior to buying decor. But most of these pillows, I’ve owned for a few years. I just like to store my pillows and throws in my linen closet and I bring them out in different seasons. I do not like bringing colour out right after Christmas, but that is another point.Cozy After Christmas
2. Layer Shades
I personally love whites and creams. They’re such a cozy blend, and you can never go wrong with having little colour in your space as you can play around with your decor a bit more. If you walk through our home, you’ll notice one theme – little colour. This allows me to add different throw blankets or pillows. For example, in spring I normally add a little bit of light pinks and light blues into my decor via faux flowers.Cozy After Christmas
3. Frame photos/sayings that mean a lot to you.
I found these two hymn printables on Etsy for 2.50 each. I just had to print them. They add a vintage look to our wall, while still meaning something to us. If you want to add family pictures to the wall that will work too.
4. Utilize those mini trees/smaller garlands
Just because Christmas1 is over, doesn’t mean the snow is gone. For us here on the West Coast, it’s a cold winter. Usually raining, but we do get snow. I look outside and see a ton of pine trees and having some faux flocked trees/garlands in my home doesn’t feel Christmasy at a1l, but it does add warmth to our home.
5. Light those candles
so, for the past 20 months I’ve been super against lighting any candle of any sort due to the toxins in candles. That being said if you can find some organic, toxin free soy or beeswax candles with essential oils, you’re good to go. Adding the light of candles is ultra cozy. I have mine lit almost all day long. Especially on the days that are gloomy and cold.
6. Add Wood Decor
This one was1 huge for me. Since I love decorating with white, it can seem a bit cold sometimes. I added a few reclaimed wood trays, a ladder I built, a wood bead garland and some oversized baskets. This does the trick for me every time.
Hope these six tips to make your home cozy after Christmas will help you create a super inviting space & next year you won’t be too sad to tear down all the decor. I know for me, I have to negotiate with myself and put something just as great in somethings place. Maybe you don’t think about your home decor as much as much, but I sure do. Since I work from home, I’m in my home 24/7 and I need to have a space that inspires me and makes me feel creative.
If you’re wanting to pop over and read my blog from last year about decorating after Christmas, you can find it here. Oh, and please ignore my stellar photography. We lived in the darkest space known to mankind.
Hope you’re all having an amazing day.Cozy After Christmas