Why I Chose ‘Springtime’ For My January Decor

Happy Wednesday!

Today I want to talk décor. Specifically, January décor.

After Thanksgiving, I went all out for Christmas in my home. It was a goddamn winter wonderland in here, complete with snowflakes and ornaments hanging from the ceiling. Don’t believe me? Check my Instagram post for proof. I do not mess around when it comes to decorations, honestly. It’s been about four months since Ricky and I moved into our own space, and the number one thing I’ve learned about myself is that if there is an opportunity to be Extra, I will be Extra.

I mean, if something makes you happy you should absolutely do it in your space. I spent entirely too much money on winter decorations last month because we didn’t have anything, but also because every time I saw something that made me excited for the holiday season I grabbed it.

But admittedly, I’ve been struggling when it comes to January décor.

Back in New England, January was synonymous with Seasonal Depression for me. There’s nothing to look forward to but snow and freezing temperatures and the countdown to March 22 when the sun will finally start setting a little later in the day. But here in Maryland, it’s been…pretty mild. I know we’re only thirteen days into the month, but I’ve gone out without a coat more times this January than I ever have before. It’s wild to me.

Originally, I was thinking about keeping up with the winter theme this month. Honestly, my Christmas decorations were up until last weekend because I just couldn’t decide what to do with this space. I was thinking of what would be the easiest thing in terms of undecorating, and what would keep that wintry vibe going.

And then I realized… I fucking hate winter.

Like, I really hate it so much. It’s my least favorite time of year. I hate snow, I hate the cold, I hate that it gets so dark at 4pm, I hate it all.

So why would I make winter a central theme in my home past the holidays?

Answer: I won’t.

So instead, I’m not doing a monthly themed décor for January. I do have some pink and red decorations I’ll be putting up for Valentine’s Day in February, but for January, I’m focusing on colors and florals. Anyone who knows me knows how much I adore flowers. Persephone, Greek goddess of springtime and the queen of the underworld, is my favorite mythological figure because she is symbolizes everything I want my aesthetic to be. If I could live in a flowerbed, I would.

As I’m writing this, I’m staring at a bin full of faux flowers and wreaths and wall décor that I’ve collected over the past couple weeks. I’ll be honest… I don’t know exactly what this is going to turn into, but I’m excited for the opportunity to explore some new creative outlets and find out what decorations make our space feel like home!

Stay tuned on my Instagram for the finished product soon!

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