The holidays are over and before heading back to work this week Erick and I used our last day off to de-Christmas our apartment. The stockings are down, ornaments packed and the tree is no longer standing tall in the living room. Christmas decorations always make any room feel warm and cozy so it’s always sad, and noticeable, when they’re gone. So, I wanted to share a few ways I transition my decorations from Christmas to winter and keep that cozy feeling for a bit longer.
To fill the gaping hole in my heart once we take the tree down, I’ll snag a few branches. Since the tree is most likely on its last legs by now, I clip the branches from the middle or top of the tree, where the needles are still holding strong. I’ll place them in different vessels at varying heights and tuck them around the apartment.
Trading Bright Reds for Neutrals
One of the easiest things I do when switching from Christmas to winter decor is packing away the pieces drenched in that classic holiday red. In this case I swapped out a red bowl holding pinecones I used as a centerpiece and replaced it with a neutral lantern.
I happily let decorations with snowflakes and mitten details hang around post holidays. These rustic pieces in wood and neutral tones don’t scream Christmas and are an easy transition for January.