Once we deck the halls for the holidays, our homes seem to become transformed into cozy and magical Christmas spaces. String lights and garland, Christmas trees, and other hanging decorations provide traditional comfort and beauty during the holidays. So when the Christmas season is over and we start to remove these tidings, it’s easy to feel a little depressed at how bleak and sparse your home may look and feel.
As we wait for spring, there are a few things you can do to keep your home looking cheerful and fresh after the holidays:
Add Other Seasonal Décor
Even though Christmas may be over, you can still leave out some winter-inspired centerpieces or wall décor. These small touches don’t need to scream Christmas, but by keeping a couple key winter-inspired pieces out, you’ll be reminded of holiday magic and maintain a cozy atmosphere in your home until the spring comes.
Learn Some New Recipes
Smelling a delicious cooking meal is the absolute benchmark of a cozy home. It’s easy to look for quick and inexpensive meal options once the holidays are over, but taking the time to bake or try a new recipe will help pass the time during the winter while filling your home with delicious scents that your family can enjoy together. Make it a group project by getting the whole family involved in the cooking process, nothing is more helpful that having your very own sous chef in the kitchen!
String Lights are Not Just for Christmas Trees
Another trendy home décor trick is to use string lights in unexpected ways. Drape a short string of white lights on your sideboard or use them to illuminate a bookshelf for an unexpected dash of dreamy comfort. String lights provide amazing ambient light when you have guests over and your friends will be surprised at the unique and unexpected ways you’ve used them.
Make Time for Seasonal Crafts with the Kids
Spending time with your kids doing crafts when the weather is unfavorable is a great way to make memories and create artwork to display in your home. Encourage your kids to get creative and move their artwork from the fridge to other parts of the home. Seeing the bright and cheerful artwork that you and the kids made together will cheer you up instantly even on the bleakest winter days.
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