How To Make Your Home
Festive After The Holidays
Winter is here, the wait for spring has begun and without the holiday decorations, everything looks bleak. You have a few months before there will be any glimpses of green -- add some excitement to your home to get you through the gray months. Here are 4 ways to make your house festive after the holidays.
Continue filling your home with the mouthwatering smells of turkey, sweet potatoes, stuffing and more for several days after the festivities are over. The holidays are known for expansive hearty meals and delicious desserts that take a lot of planning, hard work, and leave a ton of leftovers. Fortunately, this surplus of food allows for creative casual dinners, as well as instant work and school lunches. Use winter themed kitchen tools adorned with snowmen, snowflakes and bright colors to keep your festive spirit alive in the kitchen. Your family will relish the delicious, homemade fragrances of the season well after the celebrations are over.
Dazzling bright and colorful light displays are a staple outside many homes during the holiday season; but once they are all taken down, the houses look boring and lifeless. Maintain your home's liveliness with a wide variety of beautiful string lights that can be used to create an elegant look around your house. Create wonderful, low-cost displays of your own that look attractive throughout the year. Carefully place a string of solar lights around your deck for hours of lovely illumination after dark, or hang from a tree for extra lighting in your yard. Use rechargeable LED lights in your living area to provide a warm and comfortable setting. For added flair, get lights that offer a blinking option for a show the entire family will enjoy. The constant twinkling of the lights gives your home a brilliant atmosphere all year.
Decorate your newly bare walls, tables and windows with handmade centerpieces, wall displays, miniature bouquets and other decorative accents. Create these simple embellishments by collecting pieces of nature found in your own yard such as branches, leaves and pine cones, as well as supplies found lying around the house. Involve the entire family to encourage doing something productive instead of watching TV or playing videogames on blustery, snowy days. The bright colors and vibrant accessories can help your family get over the winter blues.
Add original, cheerful seasonal art to any room by providing your children or grandchildren with a variety of seasonal art supplies. Keep them busy as the excitement of the holidays winds down and the bitter cold of winter is still far from over. Encourage the use of their imaginations to draw, paint and color whimsical characters and fun designs. Frame their wonderful creations throughout the house for vibrant decor that will lift your spirits.
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean your house has to become boring and drab. With help from The Lakeside Collection you can create a vibrant and festive atmosphere inside even when everything is bleak outside.