The festive season is finally upon us and, now more than ever, it’s only natural that you’ll want to go a little crazy with the decorations to ensure that this difficult year ends on a positive note.
Complementing the Christmas tree with a ribbon for the door, suspended living room decorations, creative bauble displays, and artistic designs made from natural foliage will leave your home looking grand throughout the festive period. Sadly, it will soon look bland once the decorations have been put away for another year.
Thankfully, with the right post-Christmas decorating tips in mind, you can inject fresh energy for 2021. Here’s all you need to know.
Create A Wintery Hallway
Even after Christmas is over, we still have a few months to wait before the summer returns. Therefore, winter warmers are great for the hallway as it can add a great deal of comfort as you step inside.
Stick to neutral colour schemes when painting the walls or choosing furniture. Meanwhile, hardwood flooring can support the rustic vibe of your home decorating plans. Crucially, this is a foundation that can easily be adapted throughout the seasons to promote winning aesthetics all-year long.
For the winter, home decorations and rugs boasting white or silver colour schemes can work wonders. Then, once the warmer months arrive, you can switch to more vibrant accessories.
Use Cool Colour Palettes
You want to retain some of the festive warmth, but in a more understated fashion than the Christmas decorations. Smoky crystals are a fantastic option in regards to accessorising living spaces.
Cool blues, whites, silvers, and greys are ideal for creating the cosy living space you crave during the winter months. Thick carpets are an ideal way to promote this in the bedrooms as well as the lounge. For a truly cosy atmosphere, you may wish to consider installing a faux fireplace too.
The cool tones of winter can still provide a modern touch to summer evenings. The versatile colour schemes allow for quick atmospheric changes by changing the accessories or plants on display.
Control the Lighting
Thanks to LED lighting, you can control the electrical lighting elements with stunning results. Not least because the number of colour options and intensities are virtually endless.
However, natural lighting will continue to have a big impact, even during the winter months. Dressing the windows correctly is essential, and the right choice of blinds should be at the top of your checklist. Blackout blinds aren’t only great for the bedroom; they provide optimal control of living spaces too.
Conversely, when opened, they’ll allow huge amounts of light into the room. Crucially, this can remove the need for an expensive skylight installation, making it ideal for your decorating plans.
Focus on Organisation
Whichever approach to design you take, it’s imperative that you pay extra attention to organisation. Otherwise, you could be left with a cluttered and unwelcoming environment.
It’s almost inevitable that you will acquire new household goods during the festivities. They will all need their individual spots. Decluttering rooms by selling unwanted items is a great way to claw back valuable space. Further steps can include adding shelving or a TV wall bracket.
A winter home should be cosy but not cluttered. The right balance will ensure that rooms continue to feel spacious, which will subsequently deliver great opportunities when the warm months arrive.