With the holiday season behind us and the Christmas decor packed up and put away (well mostly anyway!), it’s the perfect time to change up your home decor. At this time of year, we often look forward to calmer, clearer spaces in our homes. While it is far too early to decorate for spring which is a loooong way off for those of us surviving the cold, snowy winter in Canada, there are a number of changes we can undertake to make our homes cozy and comfortable. Read on for simple ideas and suggestions for transitional decor.
I love lanterns for their flexibility; they can be used anywhere in your home and the wide variety of styles, colours and finishes available means there are options for every decor style. While the addition of candles brings a soft, warm glow to our rooms, lanterns aren’t just for candles. They are equally beautiful with decorative filler which adds colour, texture and pattern; and decorative spheres, like the filler, can bring colour and visual interest to your decor.
I can’t get enough of these! Available in various colours and shapes, they add a bit of sparkle to any decor and can be used on wreaths and garlands, in lanterns, wrapped around candles or inside a bottle or jar for a simple and easy update. What a perfect way to add a bit of light, depth and glamour to your rooms!
No matter the season, including touches of nature in our decor adds an earthy element to and grounds our rooms. This can be accomplished with stones, sea shells, pine cones or a bundle of dried twigs and florals. During the shorter days and longer nights what a comforting way to bring the outdoors in and add a natural, relaxed vibe to your rooms.
Florals and Greenery
The green of boxwood, herbs or plants brings harmony and balance to our rooms and is a simple and beautiful way to restore ourselves after the busy-ness of the holiday season. A bit of green in your rooms is restful and reassuring – the promise of spring! And if your talents don’t extend to a green thumb, there are a huge range of faux botanicals available that will enable you to add those touches of green without the worry of maintenance and care.
For a simple, quick update a bouquet of fresh flowers is an easy one. Found in most supermarkets, these are easily accessible and available. For more interest and character, skip the traditional vase and put them in a water jug, mason jar, wine chiller or silver pitcher.
Blankets and Throws
Nothing says cozy comfort like woollen, chenille or faux fur blankets and throws. They add instant depth, comfort and warmth and bring a relaxed, cozy vibe to any room. The bonus is they are close at hand when the urge to cozy up to read or nap and ignore the raging storm outside hits us!
Of course I love having a bit of whimsy in my decor so keep the snowmen on display long after the Christmas decor is packed away. They make me smile, are a nod to the winter season and remind me of the snowman building adventures we had with our girls.
I hope you find inspiration in these ideas for transitioning your decor from the holiday season to winter. Even a few simple changes can keep your rooms feeling fresh and result in a comfortable oasis in which to enjoy the company of friends and family.
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