When the holidays come, most of us find ourselves completely redecorating our homes to reflect the season — and rearranging the house all over again once they go. This year, we’re taking it easy by selecting items that will not only carry us through the holidays, but well beyond. Here are our favorite ways to extend holiday decor into the new year.
There’s nothing more beautiful than the elegant simplicity of greenery during the holidays. Potted evergreen, such as boxwood or ivy, are wonderfully versatile. Not only do they add seasonal cheer during the holidays, but they add a fresh look throughout winter. We left ours unadorned for Christmas, but feel free to embellish yours with your favorite ribbon or ornaments.
Striking amaryllis flowers, with their tall green stalks and graceful red blooms, are a decorating staple at Christmastime. But these beauties aren’t just for the holidays. Whether potted in a pretty vase or represented in framed art, amaryllis flowers add welcome vibrant color throughout the year.
Mercury glass comes in all shapes and sizes and offers the perfect way to amp up your holiday shine. We love to add the glamorous sparkle of mercury glass vases, bowls and candle holders to our mantels and centerpieces during the holidays — and there’s nothing more beautiful simply paired with greenery and white candles. But we say anything that catches and reflects light around the home deserves a place in your decor anytime of year.
During the holidays, we crave the cozy warmth and good cheer of red, from our beds to our floors. And considering Pantone just announced the red-brown hue of Marsala as the 2015 Color of the Year, we think it’s a safe bet to keep the color around once the holidays are history.