Now that Christmas is over, what do you do about decorations? What do you do to make your home inviting and warm?
My friend Linda asked about that over in the CHK Facebook Group the other day. She got lots of ideas from our members! Here are few of those ideas and some of my own.
I think its important to create warmth and beauty in our homes. It makes us happy to come home and happy to dwell there, especially when the weather outside is cold and dreary. The best way to do that is to declutter. Get rid of stuff and organize your belongings. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how great this will make you feel!
There are lots of articles here at CHK about decluttering every room of your house, just do a quick search of declutter and you’ll see what I mean.
It helps to give your home a change after the busy holiday season by putting away at least some of the Christmas clutter. The newly found open space gives a clean, fresh feel to a home.
Stick with white and one other color for the winter months if you can. It will help maintain that clean, open look and feel. Winter tends to feel cluttery and crowded anyway what with everyone stuck indoors and blankets and coats and boots hanging around. Its pretty easy to use greenery this time of year and leftover green from Christmas decor works nicely.
Place an arrangement of candles on your dining table and other other clean, cleared off surfaces to bring cheer and warmth. A well-placed blanket or afghan looks nice and offers warmth too.
Consider having meals in front of the fire place if you have one. Even if you don’t, you can set the coffee table like a dining table with candles and a cloth and have a cozy family meal.
Another quick thing you can do to give new life to your home is to rearrange the furniture. You’d be surprised how fresh and new a room feels after some of the furniture is moved around.If you have lots of energy, consider painting your family room a fresh new color.
A simple bowl of greenery and pinecones is lovely on a table. And if you have silver or white ornaments from Christmas, they are very pretty in a glass bowl for the winter.
What are some ways you bring warmth and beauty to your home in the winter time?