Christmas and New Year’s may be only one week apart, but the decorations you choose to celebrate each can make a world of difference. Luckily, you don’t have to rush to clear out all your Christmas decorations just because the new year is here.
With a few easy ideas and adaptations from Kirkland’s, you can learn how to decorate for New Year’s Eve without breaking the bank or your back. Use these simple tips to repurpose Christmas ornaments, lights and other holiday decorations that you already have, and ring in the new year in style.
Build Bowls of Baubles to Repurpose Ornaments
As you take each ornament off the tree this year, set a few of your favorites aside to decorate for New Year’s in new and unique ways. One of the easiest ways to repurpose your Christmas ornaments is to place them (carefully!) in decorative bowls throughout your home. The ornaments’ sparkle and shine will naturally draw the eye, while the bowls you use can break the Christmas tree connotation. For an added touch of elegance, repurpose your Christmas lights to really help the ornaments shine!
Style Your Seats in Shimmering Ribbon
You can also repurpose ornaments in your New Year’s place settings or table decorations. Use other Christmas tree decorations like ribbon, clips and bows to secure an ornament to the back of each chair, or cut thicker ribbons and wrapping paper into table runners, tray liners or confetti. You can even repurpose your gift tags as place cards if you’re hosting a more formal affair for New Year’s Eve.
Use Neutral and Non-Traditional Décor
If you chose a non-traditional centerpiece or other natural décor from our Woodland Wonder collection to decorate your Christmas table and other areas of your home, you can easily leave them out to ring in the New Year. Soft cream colors combined with wood, pinecone, antler and other natural accents offer an on-trend approach to seasonal decorating that easily transitions from Christmas to cocktails.
Finish Off with Festive Shimmer
Another approach you can take to repurpose Christmas decorations for New Year’s is to aim for glitz and glamour. Bold decorations from our Joyeux Noel collection are inspired by the bright blues, silvers and golds found in peacock feathers so you can use them to celebrate in style all season long. You can even repurpose your Christmas ornaments and wreath to create a totally new centerpiece – simply lay the original centerpiece flat, and place a bowl of ornaments in the middle!
Now that you know how to decorate for New Year’s using repurposed Christmas decorations, show us how you used our tips and advice to inspire your own unique displays in 2017! Simply snap a photo on Instagram and tag @kirklands and #myKirklands to show us your style today.