Transitioning the Home from the Holidays

Part one: Happy New Years! We love welcoming in the 2020’s. It’s just about time to be putting the Christmas tree away and transitioning winter garlands and lights for…. for more winter? Here is a simple guide on how to begin transitioning the home through the winter months to get us until spring. It tends to tie in with St. Valentine’s Day with the theme of love to brighten our spirits.

Fabrics, lights, runners, banners, pillows, silk flowers, all aid in the transformation. What I start with first is taking down decor and seeing what I already have to work with. This year I have a great assortment of silk flowers that can be used in any season, fabrics, and lights on hand.

See our tutorial on making Fabric & Light Garland here.

The result of this project is a cheerful uplifting of the living room without putting the Christmas lights away, just yet. There are still some dark months of winter left.

Next I move to the coffee table where I had a Christmas vignette on a galvanized tray.

Here I use some of the left over fabric from the garland to carry over the theme to another room and in an economic way refresh the tray. I also added a small glass bowl with silk flowers on hand, only purchasing a fragrant peony/rose candle.

The dining room is adjacent to this vingette and so again I repurpose most of what I have, only buying a simple lace Valentines runner. A good place to find affordable runners for the seasons are off brand stores such as Ross, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls. Taking out the pine in an advent centerpiece, I replaced it with a birch holiday candle left over from Christmas, and add an assortment of the romantic silk flowers.

You will notice the wonderful place settings, they were a Christmas present and are Pioneer Woman designed. Love how well it fits with the overall theme.

I will be updating this post throughout this week as we continue to transform the kitchen and entry way area to a cheerful winter setting tied with a touch of Valentines.

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