Happy New Year everyone! Decorating after Christmas can be tough. Any house can feel dark, dreary & bare after putting away all of it’s Christmas decorations. Today I sharing a few simple ideas of how I keep the winter decor of our farmhouse bright, fresh & cozy even in the dark dreary days of winter.
Decorating After Christmas – Winter Decor in our Farmhouse
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Once Christmas had past, I started to taking down most of our Christmas decorations…
Down came our new faux Christmas tree, ornaments & empty stockings…
Away went the Christmas wreaths at the windows & the gifts under the tree…
Once all of the empty holiday boxes & wrapping paper were disposed of & all of the dirty dishes were washed & put away.
I was ready for our home to look clean & organized for the New Year. But instead of hiding away every reminder of Christmas, I left some out as sweet reminders of the season.
The white wintry decorations of snowmen & snowflakes I kept out for a little while longer.
There are candles in just about every room. Along with many pillows & throws to keep us warm & cozy for the days to come!
Wherever, I felt something was missing I added some greenery. There is no better way to make your home decor feel more fresh & alive than with houseplants.
Green houseplants do a terrific job to soften all the white. My absolute favorite is ferns. You can never have TOO many ferns & my brother in law surprised me with 4 new ones for Christmas!
Fresh houseplants are also a sweet reminder that Spring will be here before we realize!
The greenery continued into the kitchen. I am on the hunt for a live herb wreath to replace the evergreen one over our stove. I don’t think I will ever tire of decorating our new kitchen!
But for now it is all these little touches like candles & greenery that help keep ALL of our farmhouse looking bright & cheery during these long dark days of winter.
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