January is the time for a decorating update

January 16, 2018


 The holidays are done.  The Christmas decorations are down and packed away (some people do this the day after Christmas, other people *not me* do this on MLK day).  You've vacuumed or swept up the last bit of tinsel and pine needles.  Your home is a clean slate.  Now what?


It's not quite spring cleaning time, but with the crisp bright sunlight we tend to get in this Northern climate (in between the snowstorms) it's a great time to look at brightening your space and making it a cheerful oasis.


I recently found a new painting at a post-Christmas clearance sale, and although I knew it didn't match my space perfectly, it was just too cheerful to pass up.  I bought it and now it hangs in my living room where my old favorite painting used to hang. 

 The new painting is a bouquet of brightly colored peonies in a casual unadorned vase.  The old painting is a very traditional urn with flowers in a muted color scheme (except for the fact that it's frameless, it looks like it could have hung in a renaissance villa). 

For now it's relegated to the basement until it will return to it's place of glory in the fall.  


Of course now this means I need new dining room curtains...  ;)


What about you?  Do you change up your decor depending on the season (and not just holiday decorating)?

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