It’s the week after Christmas; all those chestnuts roasted over the open fire have long been eaten; every present under the tree has been opened; and the fruit cake . . . well, the fruit cake remains. Regardless, as much as we all love this time of year, it must eventually come to an end, and all of those lovely Christmas decorations will have to come down until next year. But after being so festively decorated, how do you keep your home from looking like it’s missing something? Never fear—Kirkland’s is here!
Most of us like to hang Christmas wreaths on our front doors; it’s a fantastic way to share our holiday spirit, and it dresses up a part of our homes so often overlooked. But what about after the holidays? Don’t fret; there are plenty of options for your front door décor.
For some doors, it’s as simple as switching out the Christmas wreath with a new style to welcome the upcoming season. For instance, the Lavender Berry Wreath adds a lively touch of color to the entrance of any home with its colorful bursts of violet and green. For a warmer option, try the Yellow Forsythia Wreath with its attractive pop of yellow.
If you’d rather try something a little different, consider a monogrammed plaque—like this one, available in dark or light versions—as a door hanger. Kirkland’s also carries a fine assortment of decorative crosses, such as the Turquoise Antiqued Wood Cross, which would also make terrific front door decorations. Plus, you can even add a cross or monogram plaque to the middle of a wreath for a neat do-it-yourself door hanger!
Fill That Space
From beautiful bows and wall plaques to fun, festive Christmas art, it’s a delight to deck the walls with the spirit of the holiday. But what about after December? Here’s how to fill all those empty spaces once the decorations are put away.
Canvas art is an easy way to add a little visual flair to your walls, and you can use it to enhance your decor for much less than you would think. Pieces like our 40″ x 40″ Casablanca Quatrefoil or Parisian Cityscape canvas prints can provide an eye-catching focal point for any room as well as a cohesive color palette to base the rest of your décor on. For real value, opt for a set of complementary canvas prints to create a unique statement on one wall or tie together two different parts of the same room.
Decorative wall plaques can also jazz up that recently vacated wall space. Plaques like the Abstract Floral Wall Plaque Set add color and texture while setting a tone for the room as a whole. Looking for some faith-based decoration? Try something like our metal Sentiment Cross Plaque. Plus, horizontally oriented plaques like the Duchess Scrolled Wall Plaque can be added above canvas prints or photo collages for a little extra decorative emphasis!
Candle sconces are another versatile option. Not only are they a beautiful aesthetic addition, but they add a welcoming ambiance to any room. Sconces like the ornate Lexington Sconce can command a large space with ease, while a simpler two-piece sconce set gives you more decorative and placement options.
There’s something magical about a roaring fireplace with overflowing stockings hanging from the mantel. But losing the stockings doesn’t mean the magic has to end! When it’s time for the stockings to come down, we recommend dressing your mantel with a nice candle runner or even an orb bowl set. Glass jars or a nice tabletop vase can also do the trick.
Now for the space by the fire: Just like a treasured photo, the best way to dress up a fireplace is to frame it. You can use floor vases (like our Distressed Cream Metal Floor Vase) with decorative stems or twigs to create a simple, wintry look around your fireplace. Floor stand candle holders are another excellent choice—after all, why not frame fire with fire? A great place to start is the Lattice Floor Pillar Candle Holder Set, which includes three simple black metal candle holders designed to enhance any decor. Top them with a 3-pack of pillar candles (available in ivory or burgundy) to finish the look. For the final touch, throw in an elegant hearth rug to tie it all together.
The transition from holiday to everyday doesn’t have to be a hard one. Here at Kirkland’s, we’re always ready to help you make your house a home, regardless of the season!