Now that you’ve gathered and organized your decor inspiration and packed away the Christmas and holiday decor, are you ready to freshen up your spaces? Every January, I’m anxious for simple, light, and fresh in my home. Here are some simple ways you can accomplish just that.
Expand your space. Mirrors are a great way to open up your rooms and reflect more light into your space, especially in the darker winter months.
Willow House Medallion Mirror… available HERE.
Add in some metallic accessories. Silver balls, a pewter pitcher or picture frame, or mercury glass pieces keep the light moving throughout your space. Shop around your home and in your kitchen cabinets to see what you already have.
Keep it light. Don’t forget about glass to keep accessories light and bright. Pull out your simple glass vases or hurricanes, fill with coffee beans or split peas and a pillar candle or a simple vase filler. These pieces are easy to refresh for a holiday like Valentine’s Day or Easter.
|Pottery Barn’s Recycled Glass Collection|
Swap out pillows and throws for lighter colors. Even lighter shades of your furniture’s colors makes a huge difference. You can’t go wrong with white, cream, or taupe, but don’t be afraid to experiment with brighter colors and fresh patterns. This is a great time of year to shop the white and home sales for these things, too.
|Ballards Designs Le Poeme pillow|
Add some green– plants! Pick up a couple of inexpensive low-maintenance plants like a pothos or English ivy. Pull out your soup tureen or a favorite serving bowl for an interesting container. Even your silver champagne bucket makes a striking home for some fresh greenery. If all else fails, invest in a topiary or two or some silk ivy from your local craft store, much more affordable if you watch for coupons!
|Pier 1’s Boxwood Topiaries|
Remember to shop in your own home first! You’ll be happiest with your refresh project if you spend as little as possible to make it happen.
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