Christmas decorations are a booming industry. In fact, according to Bankrate, the average American family spends $269 a year to decorate their home. That’s a lot of décor that will be stashed away after only two months of use. How can you get the most out of your Christmas decorations? Here are a few ways you can repurpose your Christmas decorations so you can use them all year.
Tone Down Metallic Decorations
Holiday decorations are full of bright,metallic baubles and ornaments. They look great on your Christmas tree and scattered throughout your home during the holiday season. However, after January 6th most people expect the loud and attention-grabbing, metallic decorations to be tucked away. Instead of putting all of your shinny things in a box for the next 12 months, you can mute the metallic decorations by mixing them with neutral colors and natural elements. For example, place a few bright baubles in a wicker basket with wood, wicker, or yarn balls.
Reframe Non-Holiday-Specific Ornaments
No matter how hard you try, ol’ Saint Nick in his bright red suit will always scream, “It’s Christmas time.” Not all of your ornaments and decorations do though. If you have ornaments that aren’t specific to Christmas, you can place them throughout your home for year around usage or at least winter decoration. For example, birds, angels, or hobby related ornaments can be arranged on a mantel or hung on the wall throughout the year. If you have things like pine cones or holly berries you can leave these items up for the remainder of the winter.
Turn Ornaments Into Wall Art
If you can’t find a purpose for some of the ornaments and decorations that fit into your non-holiday-specific category, try framing them. Flat ornaments can be turned into adorable wall art that can work all year long provided they aren’t reindeer, sleighs, or Santa.
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Redecorate Your Christmas Wreath
You don’t have to take down your Christmas Wreath. Instead, you can redecorate it with neutral elements and colors. Remove anything that is bright, metallic, and Christmassy. Then, redecorate with things like winter flowers or burlap ribbons.
Finally, enjoy the over-the-top lights and decorations as much as you can while the holiday season is still here. If you’re still looking for the perfect gift, Volvo Cars Fredericksburg has a wide selection of spectacular cars that will look fantastic in a red bow no matter what time of year it is. Come see us or explore our online inventory.
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!