Sometimes after the Holidays, in that gap between Christmas and Spring, it's hard to know what to do with the spaces in our home.
The tree is down, the greenery and twinkle lights are put away.
The house has space to breathe.
But after a couple of weeks, it seems to need a little something. Just a wee bit of color, a few more layers.
A winter refresh, if you will.
So how do you do that, while not cluttering up the place?
1. Rearrange the furniture
Before the Holidays we swapped our living and dining rooms. But you don't have to be that adventurous, if you're not up for that. Just shuffle the furniture around. The simple act of putting things in different places can give a fresh new look to a room. Shop the house, or get something new if it's in the budget.
2. Add a wee bit of color
If you know me, you know I'm a huge fan of neutrals.
I work from home and homeschool the kids, so I see the same walls all day long everyday. I find pops of color to be nerve-wracking and jarring for me. So I tend to keep things pretty neutral.
That being said, in January and February every year I seem to crave a bit of color – but just a bit. Pale pink usually.
I'm not sure why.
So to feed my little-bit-of-pink craving, this year I added a couple of new pink linen throw pillow covers to our ever-changing parade of throw pillows. Plus a new (but antique-looking) rose and cream throw quilt folded on the masculine wood and metal shelves adds a pretty little wisp of pink too.
3. Buy some flowers
When in doubt adding flowers and plants will naturally bring life – literally – to a room.
I'm actually really bad at keeping indoor plants alive – I have quite the black thumb. But I'm hoping that these greenhouse terrariums I ordered from Wayfair will help me to keep them going a little longer!
I also really enjoy fresh flowers at this time of year. But I'm okay to mix fake flowers with real ones too. As long as the real ones are realistic looking.
How do you get through the winter months? Do you change up your rooms? Have you done a winter refresh yet this year?