Fun, Fresh Color For A New Year and A Tip


Happy New Year, everyone!  Hope your holiday celebrations were wonderful.  I always feel a touch sad when I put the holiday decorations away for another year, and so to keep our spirits up in this rather grey January month, I decided to add turquoise blues with citrus shades.  This helps to give our home a clean, fresh look for the new year.



Don’t these colors just make you smile?  They do me!  I had all of this hanging around the house already, and I placed this vignette on our dining room table.  The only thing new is the pretty dish towel, which came in a 2-pack from Dollar Tree!



Here’s a little display I put together for our sideboard.  I like using brown with turquoise and orange–it acts as a wonderful neutral that is warm and inviting, especially during the winter months, and our couch provides that color background for the display.  Love this little Dollar Tree bird in his stylish citrus lemon nest!



This is the top of the china cabinet.  I love that trunk on the right–found it thrifting last year, and I love the orange and green tones of the artwork.  One little tip that I can offer is don’t forget about using tissue paper when you decorate.  It’s very inexpensive, but very flexible in use, so you can get just the right colors that you want without breaking the bank.  Here I’ve filled a glass vase with it, and used it as a little nest for an LED pillar candle, so there’s no fire hazard.



I can imagine these colors in the Carribbean, and that makes me happy to think about in January when it’s chilly here!


What colors do you like to use after the winter holidays?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments, so stop by for a visit!


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About AthenaMG

Athena McElrath is a Master Gardener with a love for gardening, decorating and cooking inexpensively. She enjoys working out in her urban garden in Southwest Washington State, watching the hummingbirds and other birds and insects, eating the wonderful vegetables, fruits and herbs that she produces from her garden, and just having a great time hanging out under the pergola with her family and friends (that is, whenever it stops raining long enough).
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7 Responses to Fun, Fresh Color For A New Year and A Tip

  1. January has been grey so far here as well… I haven’t taken the Christmas decorations down yet. I traditionally do it after the Epiphany, which is today. I have no idea what I’ll do after, but your pops of colours are sure inspiring!

  2. Mindy says:

    I love all the blues and greens. I’m partial to them any time of the year. It’s always so refreshing to pull those things out once the Christmas decorations get packed back up.
    We’re knee deep in a big project today. Nail guns and paint rollers galore! :)

  3. olthings says:

    It is wonderful decoration after Christmas days when we put away the decoration !
    These colours seem bright , cosy and happy ! Are all these classes old on the tray ?
    I liked them !

  4. Alycia Nichols says:

    You have DEFINITELY got the right idea by going with colors that invigorate!!! It’s a horrible letdown when all the glitz and glam of the Christmas season is packed away and we’re all left with what now seems like a dry & dreary house. These great colors really help to spark something that’s lost in the first months of the year!!! Happy One Week Into January!!! :-)

  5. I love the colors and you are singing my song! Youngest is expecting and her shower colors are orange and turquoise to I’ve been on the hunt. Just found two huge latte mugs in her colors, polka dot, and I’m thrilled to be able to use them on the food table. Did you get the dishtowels recently?

  6. debbiedoos says:

    Ahhh a delight to see first thing this morning. THanks for sharing sweet lady!

  7. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Love your bright and happy colors – perfect way to warm up a dreary month!