Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Holiday Decorations Are Put Away ... Now What?

The house seems dull when the tree comes down and the decorations are stored until next Christmas. Without spending a lot of money or a total makeover, House Beautiful offers 30 ideas to spice up your home. Click here for the full slide show.

Idea #7 Place your furniture on an angle in the room.
(and don't you love the flat screen TV on the easel?)

#19 Pretty flowers (I bought tulips today), a new CD.

#8 Drape a pretty, cozy blanket or throw on your sofa.
Idea #16 suggests using vessels filled with seasonal fruit, vegetables or nuts spread throughout the house.
#10 A short time before going to bed, light a scented candle in your bedroom and close the door. When you walk into the room to go to bed you'll be greeted with a lovely scent.
Idea #11
"Buy a bunch of those battery-operated LED Everywhere lights for only $8.99 each. They're like little hockey pucks, with adhesive on the back. Put them under a console table, on top of a bookcase, or use them to backlight some interesting object on a shelf." -Libby Cameron

Idea #21 If your bookcase looks dull, paint the back and sides a contrasting color. Pick up the color in an accent pillow for the room as well. ( I love the idea of hanging art between the shelves, it adds depth)

Have you done anything to "spice it up" now that the holidays are over?

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