So, what do you do now that the Christmas decorations have been taken down? Because your home is now empty and boring after Christmas, the post-Christmas decorating slump is real. Do not be alarmed, my friends. The start of a new year is an excellent time to give your home a much-needed facelift. Today, I would like to share some tips on how to re-decorate your home after the holidays to make it feel more welcoming!
I always feel like there is a huge empty space in your house after you have put away all the Christmas decorations, especially the Christmas tree, and that the space needs to be filled immediately, but instead, I would advise anyone who feels this way to instead live with it for a week and you will find that the space does not bother you anymore and if it does then fair enough go out and find that perfect item to fit perfectly into your home but remember that you will want that space free again next December for your Christmas tree again.
Focus on small areas
Now that you are more aware of the space and items around you, concentrate on the corners of the room and those small areas that end up being a dumping ground for items and seem to attract things like a magnet. Rather than being annoyed by the lack of space, look at what junk is being collected.
Is it true that the same things end up there? If that is the case, why not take advantage of this natural dumping ground? All you need to do is organise it a little bit, with a bowl for your keys and a mask. Is there a tray for letters and loose papers? And everyone needs a junk drawer/box for all those items that do not really have a home but that you want to keep on hand. So have a purposeful place right where you are dumping it all and make your life easier as if it naturally comes naturally to you and your family.
Even if this is not exactly what you are looking for. Experiment with this concept to see what works best for you. If you are unsure, you do not need to go out and buy new storage solutions right away; you can simply use a cardboard box or anything else you have on hand to begin with, see what starts to work for you, and then buy storage solutions that you like as and when you see them.
Can anything else be put away?
While you are looking around your space with fresh eyes, is there anything else that could be put away? It could be something you no longer want or something just to put anything temporary as you do not need it but also do not want to get rid of the item just yet as it could be sentimental or it could be some extra dinner wear that you really do not need all that crookery, but you do not want to get rid of it because it was expensive.
This is an excellent time to remove the loft ladder to take advantage of your loft storage, giving you the best of both worlds in that you are not getting rid of the items, but you are having that space away from the item and eventually getting rid of it.
If you are really missing an abundance of greenery in your how now that your Christmas tree has gone then this is the perfect opportunity to bring some real plants to your home. There are a variety of indoor plants that you can get for your home that have all sorts of benefits. Including:
- Help to reduce stress levels
- Improve the quality of indoor air
- Add colour to your home
- Improves sleep
Or if you are not looking for something so permanent or are hopeless at keeping plants alive then why not opt for some flowers instead, it is a wonderful way of adding extra colour into your house with it being permeant.
Children often receive sacks full of gifts from well-meaning friends and relatives, but storing all these new items can be challenging, especially if space is limited. January is an ideal time to go through your children’s toys and donate to charity any toys or games that they have outgrown or no longer play with.
Use hidden storage solutions like under-bed drawers or stacking boxes that can be tucked away in a cabinet at night. If you do not have enough space, store some of their toys in the loft or garage and rotate the toys they play with once a month.
After Christmas it can often be quite easy to feel like the house feels empty after all the Christmas decorations are gone but instead of feeling sad about it. embrace it and have a full declutter of your home and work out ways in which it can function better for you and do not forget to utilize all that loft ladder and all the storage space you have up there to see if you really need those items, you have been hanging onto.