Sometimes it’s pretty easy to switch your decor from one season to another. But taking it from Christmas to just plain winter can be tough.
There are some seasons that are easier to decorate in than others. Take Christmas for example. At Christmas there are so many options – so many color schemes, themes, and pieces. It tends to be a season of excess when it comes to decorating (and food, but that’s another topic). It’s just very easy to decorate at Christmas time. However when it’s time to take down the Christmas decor … what are you left with? More often than not (at least in our little corner of the world) it’s many blah, gray days spent eagerly waiting for Spring to arrive. So how do you transition your home from Christmas to Winter?
How to Transition Your Home from Christmas to Winter
1. Keep some greenery or plants after you take down the tree. A lot of times what we’re missing in North America during the winter months is LIFE. Or even the illusion of it in the form of faux flowers and plants (especially if you have a black thumb like I do and can’t keep any plant alive indoors). Try a DIY arrangement like the one below or pick up some grocery store flowers and place them in a favorite vase.
2. Simplify your decor and let your space breathe. After the abundance of Holiday decor (which I love while it’s the season) I personally feel like it’s a big relief to de-clutter and make more room again by putting the decorations away. I don’t bring out very many tchotchkes in the winter months. Instead I practice enjoying the visually “quieter” spaces.
3. But I do cozy up with a few layers of texture and a warm throw or two. The Danish movement Hygge is huge across the world right now. Loosely translated Hygge means ‘coziness’. You can make your home extra cozy for cold nights curled up with a good book or snuggling in front of the TV with a heated throw. Yup – a heated throw!
Heated bedding has been around for ages – for over 50 years, Sunbeam has introduced heated products that are easy to use, affordable and stylish.
I remember staying at my “adopted” grandparents home, the Baileys, in the winter. Because the room I stayed in was a little chilly at night, my Grandma Bailey would go in and turn on the heated blanket while I was getting ready for bed just so my bed was warm and cozy when I crawled under the covers. It was the best feeling!
And now, because of my new heated throw blanket I can relive that same warm cozy feeling in the living room too – which is truthfully where you’ll find me most evenings this winter.
So to recap, it’s pretty easy to transition from Christmas to winter in your home. Just keep some greenery or plant life, let your space breath without all the tchotchkes and cozy up with layers of texture and throw blankets – maybe even a heated throw or blanket like my Grandma had!