White and cream equipment construct a robust basis. (Handout/TNS)
We did it! We survived 2020 and a — for an absence of higher phrase — distinctive vacation season. Since we have been spending most of our vacation time at house this 12 months, I pulled out all of the stops to make it really feel as regular as potential. Nonetheless, now evidently the post-holiday decor hunch is much more pronounced in my house.
By “post-holiday decor hunch,” I imply the mantels that when boasted full garland now look naked and the nook of my lounge that featured a powerful tree seems to be a bit empty. The dearth of Christmas cheer is leaving me in a little bit of a funk. The place will we even begin with bringing life again into our areas after such a full and magical time of 12 months?
Though it is likely to be tempting, there is no such thing as a have to pack up the entire home simply but. Beginning contemporary is way simpler when specializing in one small space at a time. Whether or not that small area is your mantel, a tabletop or an entryway, beginning with a clean slate is the way in which to go. I like to begin by taking all the pieces off my surfaces and cabinets, seasonal or not. It’s a good excuse to mud off the pine needles and get all the pieces again into tip-top form earlier than I begin filling my areas again up.
This time of 12 months, I like to begin easing into spring slowly — you by no means know what will catch your eye over the subsequent few months. Plus, winter has solely formally simply begun. Breaking out the on a regular basis decor is a superb solution to let your room shine within the awkward in-between months earlier than we begin to thaw out and the spring season is in full bloom. We like to make use of a variety of white and cream equipment to construct a robust basis for something that comes after. Impartial patterns in your tabletops, bedding and textiles add depth to your rooms whereas nonetheless permitting a contemporary aura and calm feeling for this after-the-holidays resting interval. After the hustle and bustle of the previous couple of months, it’s good to see some clear surfaces and let the chinoiserie and delicate equipment I’ve actually shine earlier than the tulips and bunnies arrive.
Whereas we do not know what this 12 months will deliver, I welcome the change and recognize the chance to arrange for one thing new. The simplicity of decor this time of 12 months displays our hope and openness for no matter comes our means over the subsequent 12 months. We are going to sort out it collectively, sooner or later and one shelf at a time.
Tailored from nellhills.com. Katie Laughridge is the proprietor of Kansas Metropolis inside design vacation spot Nell Hill’s. For extra data, contact Katie at [email protected]