Quick Tips | Keeping things Cozy after the Holidays
Christmas is over and the decorations are down, literally gone. The second the day ends the tree looks over the top crispy and the idea of glitter makes me tired. So now the house feels bare. But I like it bare because I like the clean lines of our home and the fresh vibe of no clutter… but I love cozy. So how do I keep it cozy?
First, I wear my slippers. Almost all winter my feet are buried in sheep filled slippers and I love it.
Having grown up in Arizona, Winter greeted us with beautiful sunset and lots of greenery everywhere. It gave us the same crisp feel of Colorado’s Fall and wonderful outdoor time. Winter in Colorado just isn’t quiet that. It’s not as bad as a lot of winters across the map but it is really brown and the most dry and toward the end of January it starts to feel never ending for me. Traditionally. So here are a few things I do to keep the house feeling cozy while I’m staring at a lot of seemingly dead stuff outside.
For starters, the one Holiday decoration that gets to stay are the vines that drape over my curtain rods. Excuse the old picture but I mean…..
I invest in some candles. Lady Fingers offers my favorite selection.
I diffuse- a lot. A few favorite oils to play with, cedar wood / lemon / pine / patchouli / gentle baby / stress away. Click Here to order.
I make the house smell as relaxing as I can as often as I can.
I wash the sheets, bath + hand towels and all of our bathmats every Sunday. It starts our weeks off fresh and makes it feel lively in the home.
I take this time to work on extending the life of our plants. After three years I’ve learned where our plants do best in our home and I’m honing in on how to make each of them feel loved. Plants offer a lot of fresh air and bright coloring in the home. I’d encourage you to ask for a few really hearty, easy care plants to start with. Often you can break of a leaf from them, let the vine sit in water and replant into soil after it’s grown roots in the water.
How do you keep your home feeling cozy after the decor of the holiday season have been removed? I hope you find these helpful to keep things feeling lively.