january 11, 2018

Filling Your Home After the Holidays | Bria Hammel Interiors

When you take down your holiday decor, does your house have that empty feeling? You think, now what? It’s too early to prep your house for spring. It may still be cold outside (it is where we are!) and you still want your home to feel warm and cozy. It can be a struggle filling your home after the holidays.

There are so many pieces you can include in your home over these next few winter months that keep it from feeling empty. We went to our stylist Jess’ home who happens to have the most cozy home for winter to show you how to keep your home feeling full and cozy. Here are a few of our favorite ways to cozy up your home after the holidays.

Save Some of That Greenery

When you are taking your holiday decor down, save a little of your garland, wreath, or tree to sprinkle throughout your home. Place it in a vase, or hang it over your artwork. Don’t instantly throw those wreathes away- they can still work and don’t necessarily have feel like Christmas!

Jess used leftover ribbon she had from Christmas gift wrapping to tie the wreaths on the windows.

Add the Texture

Texture is everything in these cold winter months. We love to layer pillows, throws, anything that makes your home feel even more cozy. Change out your throw pillows for darker colors and heavier textures. We love a good wool knit throw! Flannel pillows mixed with leather, cashmere, all those fabrics that feel so good to curl up in.

Add Green to Your Space

The color green is a great transitional color to take you from Holiday to winter. If you use the right tone of green, it can bring color into your space without feeling like Spring!

Warm It Up With Candles

Candles add an instant touch of warmth to a space. In the winter months there is nothing better than walking into a home with flickering candles and yummy smells. You can transform someones mood just by playing with these senses. Think of different places to keep beautiful candles. Your dining table, the mantle, the kitchen, on your cocktail table. There are so many areas of the home that can be filled with light and warmth just from a simple candle.

Layering can be a challenge for some people. If you do too much it can feel heavy and overwhelming. If you are working with layers, make sure to keep the colors simple. It’s all about textures and depth of color for this look! Here are a few of our favorite pieces to layer into your winter home.

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  • Karen B. January 12, 2018, 1:57 pm

    Since I love winter, southern California does that to you, I loved this post for it's great ideas for extending that cozy winter feel in the home. Thanks. Karen

    • Bria Hammel January 12, 2018, 1:59 pm

      So glad it was helpful! Thanks for following along Karen!

  • Rosemary W January 17, 2018, 5:40 pm

    Your interiors are so beautiful and so inspiring! Thank you!

    • Bria Hammel January 17, 2018, 6:29 pm

      Thank you and thanks for following along!

  • Emily January 18, 2018, 11:02 am

    incredible space, thank you so much for sharing... Although I'm unsure if you can give me any leads, where are the incredible large framed prints of the feathers from? I'm absolutely in love with everything bird, and these just melted me to the floor when I saw them...Thank you for any help.

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