After Christmas is always a time to take a look at your decor and refresh it for the new year with some winter decor, and I’m no different. I’ve made a few changes since my home tour and wanted to share a quick update. What kinds of changes are you making for the winter?
Mantle/Fireplace: With the installation of our gas logs in December, I took the candelabra out of the fireplace to sit on the hearth. I also tossed a bunch of old magazines so I could use the galvanized tub for a pillow and extra blanket. On the mantle, I added a fun new urn I got for Christmas from close family friend and a Boxwood wreath I’d been stalking at Target. I started with two picture frames as well, but ended up moving those to a side table and shelf. The wreath is a little bigger than I expected it to be and felt too cluttered with the frames.
Shelf: I cleaned up a small bookshelf we have as it was starting to feel a little cluttered. I moved a few picture frames over and stored away a few other trinkets to let the bigger objects shine. Lots of sentimental objects live on this shelf, including family mementos, such as a vintage calendar that was my grandma’s and a golf silver box from my husband’s grandpa. A recent addition is 3-D image of my sorority house, which was torn down last year to build a new one on campus. I love having these objects with meaning on display. The bottom still feels a tad heavy so I probably need to edit a bit more.
Pillows: For Christmas, I asked for some new pillow covers and love the navy Damask print from Twisted Bobbin designs on Etsy (not pictured). The fabric is outdoor fabric so I’m hoping they hold up well to our wear and tear!
In addition to the TV wall from SwatchPop I mentioned in my recap of 2015, I also spruced up the coffee table a little bit, swapping a few things around with a new candle and coffee table book. I still have a few things left to do, including:
- Find something to decorate around the TV. I really liked the little poinsettia and candles I did for Christmas so am looking to replicate that look, but with more neutral decor.
- Lengthen the curtains and raise the curtain rods. I got my sewing machine for Christmas and still need to break it out and this will be one of the first projects
- Possibly add some candlesticks or something to finish out the mantle. It’s getting there, but I’m still not 100% happy with it and need to play around some more to get it right
On Friday, I’ll be sharing a few updates in the dining room! It took me awhile to figure out what my post-Christmas decor would look like in the there, but I’m really liking how it turned out. Truth is, I don’t really like winter so have a hard time getting inspired to decorate for the season. Can’t we skip straight from Christmas to spring?