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5 tips to Refresh your Home after the Holidays

Thank goodness it’s Friday or as some like to say TGIF! I’m super excited because I’m so looking forward to my 3-day weekend so that I can catch up on some sleep and catch up some work that I’ve been needing to do since idk probably November.  Don’t worry it’s not that I’ve been procrastinating it’s just that I’ve been so busy and then the holiday rush… well you guys get it.

So one thing that I have been able to do is clear out my place of all things Christmas! I know many people were able to take down their tree the day after Christmas but something about that seems cruel to me I don’t know.  (Maybe it was all the Disney movies I’ve watched as a kid 🙂 )  I don’t know about you but once that tree comes down and the stockings are put up for next year it seems like your place is well… empty.  I hate that feeling and I hate looking around and thinking something is missing so luckily I’ve come up with 5 ways to not get that feeling.

  1. Use white colors
    Okay so I always kind of use white around my apartment because it makes it feel light and airy. (This also could be just me just saying.) I just feel it gives it a very open and welcoming feeling and the fact that I have a huge window in my living room helps bounce off that white!
  2. Pillows
    Nothing says hello new season that pillows! Here’s a fun fact about me I’m obsessed with buying throw pillows (my bf hates them) no matter how many I already have at home! The current colors I’m using in my décor I’m obsessed with because it’s a color one that one I love and two that both my bf and I agreed on.
  3. New wall art
    My wall art isn’t new so let’s not get it twisted (you know this if you have come over) but with the holidays colors gone it goes so much better with my décor again! Everything flows and just brings the whole living room space together!
  4. Curtains
    I promise I have curtains and also that I’ve been living in my current apartment since August and have yet to put them up (maybe a this weekend chore). Curtains can make a space have a whole new perspective.  You don’t realize this until you throw some up and are like “wow look how much bigger it looks and more put together.”
  5. Flowers & décor
    Artificial flowers are another one of those things I’m obsessed with buying! Don’t get me wrong I love the real deal (especially in the kitchen or on the dining room table) but having artificial flowers that are seasonal are great! Again, with the color white I love any white artificial flowers (I currently have peonies and white glitter feathers behind them). As far as décor anything that goes with your them I would say is a yes! I have course have some coffee table books and to go with my décor I have a vase that is filled with sand and shells and has a shell candle! (Beach theme right here obviously!)

I hope this helped many of you that were or are still on my struggle bus of letting go of Christmas.  Don’t worry guys in another 11 months we can bust it all out! (For some of us 10 months 🙂 ) I’ve linked some of my favorite home decor pieces (some on sale!) at the bottom for all of those looking for a refresh!

I hope everyone has a great weekend!



Silvia M.

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  • Reply carolyngunn

    flowers are my solution to any drabby room! i pick up a bunch at the dollar store because they’re cheap + non-killable. 🙂

    January 13, 2017 at 9:28 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Haha one of the best reasons to pick them up!

      January 13, 2017 at 2:36 pm
  • Reply Belle

    These are great tips! I agree that the pillows and wall decorations add fun colors to our house. I actually made a cork board with printed cloths to pin stuff for more color.

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

    January 13, 2017 at 1:33 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      That’s such a great and amazing idea!

      January 13, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply Karen Yannacio Morse

    oh-my-gosh I am sooooo all about pillows. And more pillows. And then add one more. Gah! But I love changing it up and the pillows are the easiest and most noticeable way to do it, right?

    January 13, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yes they are I’m obsessed with throw pillows!

      January 13, 2017 at 2:37 pm
  • Reply McKenna Bleu

    I always love switching out my decor! Especially pillows!

    January 13, 2017 at 2:35 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      It’s the easiest and the best!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:31 pm
  • Reply Anna

    Great tips! I love that wall art!
    -Anna | http://www.fivefootandfabulous.com

    January 13, 2017 at 2:53 pm
  • Reply Summer Telban (@SummerTelban)

    Love how crisp everything is! Love these blues!

    January 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Thank you it’s one of my favorites along with the white!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply annalisanuttall

    These are awesome tips. I’m actually in the thought process of refreshing the home at the moment. xx

    January 13, 2017 at 3:13 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      It’s the best time to refresh!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply tcmdisqus

    I love this Silvia! Huge fan of throw pillows and neutrals with just a pop of color!

    Rachel | The Confused Millennial

    January 13, 2017 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Angela Tolsma

    Flowers is the first thing I did once the Christmas decorations were down. It helped liven of the space so much! I love your tips, makes me want to go buy new pillows!

    January 13, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      They do and I am a huge pillow lover so I say go and buy some!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Nicola

    I always love to change things up a bit after I take the decorations down otherwise everywhere seems so dull and lifeless! This year we have concentrated on new cushions and bed coverings in our spare room and some new artwork for our bedroom.

    January 13, 2017 at 5:19 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      That sounds like such a great project!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:40 pm
  • Reply Elly Leavitt

    I love that you said that about white opening a room up because I’ve been living by that mantra every time I had to decorate a room for the past few years! every bedroom I’ve had since getting to university has been white haha I’m obsessed but it seriously makes everything look brighter and bigger

    January 13, 2017 at 6:23 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yes girl it does! I am such a huge fan of white I definitely live by the same mantra!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:41 pm
  • Reply Alix Maza

    Love the idea of using white. I agree it makes a space feel light and airy!

    Alix | http://www.apintsizedlifeblog.com

    January 13, 2017 at 7:37 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yes it is the best!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:43 pm
  • Reply Roxanne

    As sad as I am to see Christmas go, I kind of like having my regular decor back too. I love your tips to refresh!

    January 13, 2017 at 9:18 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I agree! It’s refreshing in of it self!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:44 pm
  • Reply GingerGoose Boutique

    I love love love that pineapple pillow! Such a great idea to freshen up the home after the busy holidays. Creating a fresh space is a great way to enter the new year.

    January 14, 2017 at 11:58 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Yes I totally agree! It gets me excited and pumped for what’s to come.

      January 14, 2017 at 9:45 pm
  • Reply Grace

    I am such a Christmas girl but when it’s over I am totally ready for a clean fresh inspiring space! love these tips!! xoxo

    January 14, 2017 at 12:24 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Same here girl! Glad you liked the tips.

      January 14, 2017 at 9:46 pm
  • Reply redheadbabymama

    I love freshening a house for spring, and whites are my color choices. Flowers, however, I can kill in NO TIME. Even succulents…. it’s so sad!

    January 14, 2017 at 12:59 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Haha me too! I love artificial flowers & plants!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    This has so many great ideas in it. Sometimes I find myself needing some inspiration and I just found some here. Thanks!

    January 14, 2017 at 2:08 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I’m glad you did!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:47 pm
  • Reply Bella B (xoxoBella)

    Great tips! I find changing out pillow and some fresh flowers instantly transforms a space.

    January 14, 2017 at 2:18 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yes it totally does!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply Heather

    Love those pillows! I love having Christmas decorations up, but it’s so nice when they come down and the house seems to have more space.

    January 14, 2017 at 9:08 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Yeah definitely so much more space!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply rainbowflash94yahoocom

    Oooooh I’m loving those pillows and that wall art! I’ll be moving again this spring and am already excited to decorate my new place. 😀

    xoxo A

    January 14, 2017 at 9:32 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I love moving to new places! It’s a fresh start and an empty canvas!

      January 14, 2017 at 9:50 pm
  • Reply Mandy @ A Cupful of Carters

    The home always feels sad after all the holiday decor comes down mainly because it seems so empty and the shine of the lights are gone.

    January 14, 2017 at 9:57 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I agree! Once I am able to get in new and fresh decor though it feels so much better!

      January 16, 2017 at 9:31 am
  • Reply almostindianwife

    I love getting new wall art and then switching out my pictures in frames. It just makes everything look better and look fresher like you said!

    January 14, 2017 at 10:04 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      I need to switch out pictures! Great idea!

      January 16, 2017 at 9:32 am
  • Reply amandahrosson

    Ooh I love these tips!! You’re so right – it does feel kinda empty after you take down all the Christmas decorations :'(

    January 14, 2017 at 11:47 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Totally glad you liked it!

      January 16, 2017 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Ashley | FBL Blog (@ashleyfromFBL)

    New wall art is definitely on my must-do list for our living room. Right now the wall above our sofa is empty and it drives me crazy.

    January 14, 2017 at 11:49 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Haha that’s how I feel about the space over my bed!

      January 16, 2017 at 9:40 am
  • Reply toughcookiemommy

    Using white colors always does seem to liven the decor in the house up. It’s true that the holidays can liven a home and then, afterwards, you are at a loss for how to liven the house back up again.

    January 15, 2017 at 5:55 am
  • Reply Misty Dawn Nelson

    Such a good post, I will finding some fresh flower and I love the pillow too. Glad you share this with us

    January 15, 2017 at 8:49 am
    • Reply Silvia

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

      January 17, 2017 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Jeanine Macintosh

    Pillows! I have been wanting to get new throw pillows for my couch to kind of change things up a bit. I’m so bored with my living space its kinda sad.

    January 15, 2017 at 11:56 am
    • Reply Silvia

      Oh pillows will do wonders for you then!

      January 17, 2017 at 3:23 pm
  • Reply reesann723

    I love that teal pop of color! reminds me of the beach! We just redid our dining area and I am still trying to tie it all together now.

    January 15, 2017 at 12:54 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      That’s so exciting congrats!

      January 17, 2017 at 4:22 pm
  • Reply thefashionableaccountant

    Great tips and I love your color scheme. I just did a bit of refreshing myself after taking down all the christmas decor. My colors are white and gold and I feel like it makes the room much more bright and airy.

    January 15, 2017 at 5:09 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      Some of my favorite colors are white and gold! I’m glad you love your new room!

      January 17, 2017 at 4:24 pm
  • Reply workoutwithdi

    Yes, new splashes of color can really lift your mood! I have my eye on some new kitchen curtains 😉

    January 15, 2017 at 7:55 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    I love this idea! We just took all our Christmas decorations down and it looks so empty!

    January 16, 2017 at 10:18 am
  • Reply Katya

    I’m on the same page with you as I also decided to re-decorated my living room! I do have new pillows and curtains and now I need to find some new artworks to finish the project!

    January 16, 2017 at 5:28 pm
    • Reply Silvia

      That sounds amazing! I hope you are able to find some nice artwork! Check HomeGoods!

      January 18, 2017 at 8:31 pm
  • Reply slaywithamyrae

    White and grey are my favorite colors for decorating! I always decorate based off of the seasons. These are great ideas to help people trying to find ways to decorate after Christmas.

    January 16, 2017 at 6:21 pm
  • Reply Misty - Frosted Moms (@frostedevents)

    I love those pillows! This whole color scheme is so fresh and pretty, I love the way you’ve styled the room. Great tips!

    January 16, 2017 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Vaishnavi @ Dentmaker

    Wow. Awesome ideas for a fresh feel this new year! Love the colors and refreshingly new look!!

    January 17, 2017 at 12:49 am
  • Reply kirsten

    I love that wall art you picked! Looking for something kinda similar!

    January 19, 2017 at 9:48 am
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