Tips on How To Decorate After Christmas

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It's almost been a month since Christmas, and it still feels so weird to decorate for spring so early! There's still snow on the ground here and freezing temps. Although I know decorating for spring inside can help get you through those winter blues, don't think you have to jump on it right after you take Christmas down. 

Around my house, we leave Christmas up until January 6th, the Day of Epiphany. It's actually tradition in a lot of countries to have Christmas up until then. It's also call All Kings Day. If you count from Christmas to January 6th. That's 12 days! Yep, that's where the 12 days of Christmas originates. So, I know we all have our own wants and desires when it comes to taking down Christmas, but I love how I don't feel so rushed taking down right away. That gives me about another 2 weeks to enjoy it! after the 6th, what do I do? Well, Christmas comes down in parts. I take down all the Christmas type stuff and leave all the winter decor. When you take decorate for spring, you usually bring inside what you see outside, right? Flowers, greens, nests, etc. And for fall? Leaves, pumpkins, fall foliage. So, why not do the same during winter? 

Here are my tips on how to decorate after Christmas.

First off. Take down all the stuff that seems really Christmas-sy. 
  • Santas
  • Reindeers
  • Reds
  • Stockings
  • Nativity scenes
  • The large decorated Christmas tree
  • Bells (for the most part)
  • Christmas signs
  • Angels
  • Presents
  • Stars

Here's the list of things to keep up for winter decor:
  • Winter greens
  • Winter berries
  • Snowflakes
  • Twinkling lights
  • Smaller trees -flocked or green
  • Golds
  • Glitter (in small doses)
  • Dried oranges
  • Add/keep green accents
  • Pinecones
  • All the cozy! Thick and chunky throw blankets and pillows

Hear are some examples of the rooms in my house decorated for winter:

Here I've kept up the eucalyptus, wreath and paper snowflakes. 

I also kept the smaller winter trees in here with the other winter greens. 

In my living room, I left all the chunky layers, but kept the winter greens.

Another example is in my dining room, keeping the snowflakes, the greens, the candles, and all the layers.

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happy DIYing! Alicia