Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

How to Reuse Christmas Decorations and Christmas Lights All Year Round

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The holidays may be over, but don’t pack away all those decorations just yet. Balsam Hill will show you unique and stylish ways to turn Christmas ornaments into home décor that can be used all year long.

1. Christmas Lights

Not ready to let go of your twinkling lights after Christmas? Because the soft luminescence of the winter solstice is still upon us until the spring, subtle accent lighting at home works as a wonderful way to keep the sparkle of the holidays in a cheerful way.

Create your own glamorous dressing room by framing an oversized mirror with white Christmas lights. Used as vanity lighting, twinkle lights can make your room look more stylish when all the other lights are turned off. Make the lights look more elegant by draping them in a generous fashion.

Fill a bird cage or a mason jar with strands of white twinkle lights for romantic mood lighting any time of year. Imagine how lovely these lanterns would look on a patio or on an end table.

2. Pine Cones

Turn a bunch of pine cones into a beautiful coffee table décor. Just arrange the pine cones around a votive and secure them with some burlap or twine.

You can also just sprinkle them with glitter and hang them on mirrors or windows for a lovely sparkle in your room.

For a rustic centerpiece, put pine cones, twigs, and white pumpkins together in a clear vase.

A pine cone garland brings a woodland feel to your home. Put one up if you want to have a forest-inspired ambiance.

3. Finial Ornament

Repurpose a huge Christmas ornament into a rustic topiary. Apply a coat of plaster and several coats of paint and glaze to make your ornament look like old concrete. Place it in an old flower pot and add some moss for the final touch.

You can also combine different colored glass orbs in an urn for a chic year-round decoration on your porch.

4. Glass Baubles

Dainty-looking sea shells on white sand inside a clear globe bauble make for a relaxing beach-inspired room décor. Whether hung alone or placed as a set of three in a bowl, these classy, romantic ornaments would breathe new life into your room design.

5. Evergreens

Evergreens bring natural charm to everyday home décor. Minus the festive bows and holly berries, these simple Christmas wreaths are a lovely addition to your living room walls.

To give a bedroom the look and feel of an enchanted forest, try draping fragrant evergreen boughs around the canopy of a four-poster bed.

Holiday decorations may seem too festive and flashy to become everyday displays. Make these simple adjustments so you can enjoy their elegance and beauty all year round.

About 

Dagmar Obert is a designer with over two decades of experience transforming homes into spaces that reflect comfort and elegance. Her sophisticated style emanates from her love of color, forms, and textures. From her choice of fabric to her selection of accent pieces, Dagmar pulls together the look of a room to deliver a statement of class.

Surrounded by family and friends, Dagmar takes delight in turning her own home into a venue where wonderful occasions are made more memorable. Her how-to guides and inspiration articles on decorating and entertaining provide readers with unique ways to create the perfect setting for life’s cherished moments.

About the Author
Dagmar Obert is a designer with over two decades of experience transforming homes into spaces that reflect comfort and elegance. Her sophisticated style emanates from her love of color, forms, and textures. From her choice of fabric to her selection of accent pieces, Dagmar pulls together the look of a room to deliver a statement of class. Surrounded by family and friends, Dagmar takes delight in turning her own home into a venue where wonderful occasions are made more memorable. Her how-to guides and inspiration articles on decorating and entertaining provide readers with unique ways to create the perfect setting for life’s cherished moments.