Tips For Refreshing Your Living Room Once The Christmas Decorations Come Down



One of the New Year chores that can make you feel a little deflated is to take down the Christmas decorations. Once the holiday season is well and truly over, and the kids are back at school, it can feel as though there is an eternity until the springtime sunshine arrives. With no tinsel adornments, a living room can feel a dull space to be in without the decorations that you have become used to.

Go White.

Don’t get the mid winter blues. Refresh your living room with just one or two changes that will make you feel as though it has undergone a complete revamp. Add a little color here and there to make your living room feel new, fun and refreshed.

If you think your living room looks a little plain in the immediate aftermath of Christmas, then why not make a virtue of this feeling? Perhaps it is time to bite the bullet and go for minimalist look that you have been hankering for? Paint your walls and ceiling in the same white hue and add ceiling to floor alabaster, swirling drapes. Off white linen Roman blinds that match your chairs’ upholstery is another good way of achieving the look. Complete your white on white décor style by replacing the shade of your favorite lamp and replacing your occasional table for a white one.

Wall Adornments.

Over Christmas you have probably had plenty of decorations hanging on, or over, your living room’s walls. Now the decorations have come down you can notice how workaday your walls seem. Simply replace your Christmas decorations with a new adornment that will breathe new life into the room.

You don’t necessarily need to go the expense of a bespoke painting to enliven the room. Use geometric patterns or sculpture to brighten your walls. Even a simple mirror, or two placed next to one another, can achieve effective results.

Radiant Rugs.

If your living room lacks some vibrancy once you have removed your Yuletide adornments, splash out on a colorful rug that will bring some fun to your décor. Why not go for a shocking pink, set off with a couple of matching cushions.

Or, how about going for a zesty yellow rug that matches a pair of new lamp shades? The beauty of a rug is that you don’t have to live with it forever. So, even a busy rug that is multicoloured, will work and can be put aside later on in the year.

Colorful Ceilings And Drapes.

Matching your ceiling and drapes is not a look for everyone, but it is undeniable that a brightly colored ceiling, newly painted, will enliven a living room in the middle of winter. Most decoration schemes will have a white ceiling. However, if that looks too plain after Christmas why not go for a deep red ceiling, set off against matching drapes? If red is a step too far, why not try a green-yellow ceiling that coordinates with drapes and a blind? A vibrantly decorated ceiling can really make your living room seem like an entirely new place.

Funky Foot Rests.

If you are simply not in the mood to redecorate in the aftermath of Christmas, go for an accessory or two that will bring a refreshing new look to your living room. A couple of funky foot rests can be enough to enliven a living room that looks a little tired. There are some fun foot rests around these days which will fit in with your existing décor.

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Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on January 7th, 2013

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