Happy new year to all! Christmas is well and truly over, I don’t know about you but we can definitely feel all that festive food we have eaten here at Liv’s HQ!! As the 12th day of Christmas is fast approaching, most of us will be taking our Christmas trees and festive decorations down and packing them away for another year. But don’t fret! We have bought together some of our favourite ways to re-style your home in January and chase away those winter blues. Don’t be scared of those gaps left by your festive decor, embrace them and get creative! Take a look at some of our suggestions below.
Keep it green! – Replace your Christmas tree, garlands and wreaths with other greens
As you lose all that beautiful greenery that has filled your home over the festive period, it can feel like you have quite a hole within your spaces. Especially when the Christmas tree is banished for another year, you can have an especially empty looking corner! Before rushing to push your sofa back, why not try filling your Christmas tree gap with some new, non festive green for the new year? Large potted plants like banana plants or areca palms add some lush leafiness to your interior and keep your connection with nature indoors, they help to filter the air in your home too! We love this picture of Abigail Ahern’s living room below, complete with a lovely banana plant in the corner!
Don’t forget that wreaths and garlands aren’t just for Christmas! Styling a garland with non festive sprigs like eucalyptus and the addition of some simple geometric decorations can mean that you can keep a garland or a wreath all year round. Get creative and adjust it for the seasons.
Take a look at this blog from apartment therapy for some large plants that are great to grow indoors!
Embrace the light! – Keep the fairy lights and candles
Chase away those post Christmas blues with the warmth of candle light and some fairy light sparkles! Over the festive period we seem to have twinkling lights covering almost everything so why shouldn’t we embrace this cosy, ‘hyggelig’ vibe for the rest of the winter months as well? Before packing them away for the year why not drape your fairy lights over a statement mirror on the mantelpiece or wind some delicate string up the staircase for a happy glow that will make your home shine long after Christmas has ended.
If you have had a candle or two as a gift for Christmas, you are one lucky person! Even if you didn’t, make sure to invest in a few good quality candles for your home over the winter period. There is nothing that creates a better cosy atmosphere for those dark evenings than the warmth of candlelight. Fill your favourite candle tray with a collection of colourful pillar candles or create a collection of geometric glass candle holders that you can light on an evening for a cosy glow!
Shop our range of beautiful candles here.
Its all about those soft furnishings!
January can be time where its easy to feel a bit downtrodden and joyless. One way to chase this feeling from your home is to fully embrace creating a cosy heaven for you to come home and relax in! Bring a feeling of ‘hygge’ into your home with soft throws in deep luxurious colours and maybe even invest in a statement chair like this one above from Danish brand Cozy Living. In a range of sumptuous colours and made from super soft velvet, these chairs are sure to make you home feel extra cosy during the last of the winter months!
Shop our range of beautiful Cozy Living Chairs here.
For more ideas on how to create cosiness in your home take a look at this blog from Rock my Style on ‘How to Hygge’.