I don’t know why the post-Christmas pre-Spring/Easter decor seems to be the most difficult to tackle? It’s kind of like that week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. You know when you have no idea what day it is or what you’re supposed to be doing?
I feel like winter is kind of like that. Here in Michigan, it’s dark at 5:00 pm or so. The sun rarely makes an appearance. It’s just one long frozen nightish day.
Once all of the Christmas decorations and gifts have been put away, you are just left wondering, “Now what?” What decor should I be using??
I’m here to help. Here’s a look at my entryway at home all dolled up for Christmas. Not really. I didn’t change out nearly as much this year as I normally do, but here’s what it looked like anyway.
Notice the mirror, lamp, and layering? I think a mirror, especially in a small space like an entryway, is essential. A mirror makes a space appear open and larger. Plus, it’s a great place to give yourself a once-over before heading out the door.
I always have a lamp on my entryway console, too. It’s a great way to give a dark space warmth and say, “Welcome.” Kyle works late, and I always turn the lamp on for him. I also turn it on when I leave and know that I won’t be back before dark. (I do when I remember that is). I like using an entryway lamp instead of turning on the porch light in the summer- cuts down on the mosquito population outside!
The layering. Layering is just one of my favorite ways to add interest to any vintage vignette. You can’t go wrong with layering your home decor. It also helps to hide any imperfections as well. I love this mirror and layering was a great way to disguise the crack.
If you came out to see us this past November, I might have told you that I think any undecorated tree is “winter,” not “Christmas.”
We sold out of these particular metal trees then, but we just got them back in stock recently. Along with 2 pallets full of holiday decor. Like everyone, our shipments have been super delayed. The good news is if you missed out and you want them now, they’ll be at the shop when we open in just two weeks!
Everything I used in my winter entryway is new to Chic Antiques Market and is available for purchase. A few additional items (not pictured) were supposed to be here several months ago, and are back in the shop. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate how Christmas decor can transition right into winter.
Besides the trees, notice the snowy nest on the pillar? Nothing Christmas-y or Holiday about that. It’s pure winter. Also, the wood garland makes a great accent piece. After you take them off of your tree and add them to your home decor for texture.
As someone who loves flowers, but tries to stay true to the season in my decor, I love using paperwhites. Faux paperwhites are even better than the real ones; no smell. I’m also a huge fan of using greenery. These frosted lamb’s ears fit the winter decor bill perfectly.
Last, but not least, are the incredibly cute faux fur ornaments. Talk about great texture! These will go from Fall right through winter. Imagine several in a bowl on your coffee table. They were amazing on my Christmas tree, and now, they are perfect here on my wintery entryway table.