After-Christmas Slump

I don't have anything witty to say, and my house is a wreck. Why is it that when you take the Christmas decorations down your house feels barren and lonely? Maybe it feels especially so because my house had no decoration in it before I decorated for Christmas, and now it is feeling especially forlorn. I want to move my furniture around in my living room, but really don't have much to work with. Any suggestions? You will have to pardon the dirty floors, trains/tracks and dirty fireplace. My next project is refinishing the fireplace, so that is kind of a moot point at the moment. I want new couches and new rugs and chairs...something that doesn't scream "Yes, they have had me since they were in college, and we weren't new when they got them and we clash with the freshly-painted walls!" Goodness I'm in a slump! I wish I could sign up for one of those decorating shows where they come in and decorate your entire house for free! That would be nice, but probably won't happen any time soon. I think I am going to take my Christmas money and see what I can do for this tired-looking room. Stay tuned and I will show you what happens!


  1. Tia the things you can do are amazing...cheer up, stay busy and the rest will fall into place! You are a mother and nothing else matters you house will be a home with the spirit you have in it. I know that that spirit is so sweet. I love you!

  2. I totally hear you about the decorations! Our house looked so cozy at Christmas... now it looks so bare! Unless you have the money now, maybe try some slip covers on the couches... you might like it enough to wait a few more years on an investment like that... Can't wait to see your redecorating!

  3. I agree, slip covers and decorative pillows can do wonders when new furniture is not in the budget.

    I hope you guys had fun here and that we didn't scare you away!

  4. I would go with a valance for the window, a pretty throw blanket on the couch (slip covers are always untucking and you can save the money for a real new couch)and a large plant...to add color to your room. Good luck! PS I know how you feel with the house looking barren after the decorations are put away. My living room is looking especially naked!