How to do a mini rearrangement after the tree comes down!

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Mini rearrangement ideas | Country Design Style |

After taking down the tree and all the other holiday decor, does your home feel empty? It’s the perfect time for a mini rearrangement!

Today I’m sharing my easy tips to quickly update a room any time of the year. For now, lets starting thinking about right after the tree comes down.

Plus I created a frameable printable to “arrange” after your mini rearrangement.

Mini rearrangement – A quick makeover

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Do a mini rearrangement by removing accessories from a couple of rooms and mixing it up. Just because that gorgeous green vase looks great on the mantle, doesn’t mean it wouldn’t look fabulous on your nightstand.

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Set up

First, you will need a large work area to collect your mini rearrangement room elements. I usually pick the dining room table, guest room bed, or even the picnic table outside.

Have a couple of boxes, baskets or trays on hand to help carry items.

Gather accessories, and wall art from at least a couple of rooms.  Empty the rooms of all accessories. Bring everything to the work area.  Group items by color.

Stack them to the ceiling.

Clean the accessories

Grab a couple of dust cloths, window cleaner and spray cleaner. I use 1 part white vinegar, 1 part mint mouthwash, and 1 part water as my general spray cleaner. In place of the mint mouthwash, you can also use a few drops of mint oil.

While surfaces in the room are clear, quickly dust.


Start bringing accessories back into new locations.

By completely removing items from the room you can see it in a different light and can easily find new locations you never thought of before.

Accessory Tips

Play Big. One extra large vase is much grander than many small perfume bottles.

mirror and frame

Quick Check. Hang a mirror by the front door for quick touch-ups as you walk out the door.

Convenience. Keep items where you use them.

Peaks and Valleys. Stagger heights around the room with accessories.

Corral. Use containers to corral items such as remote controls and magazines.

Odd Numbers. Unless you are doing a formal or utilitarian look, display items in odd numbers.

Color. Think about painting accessories to add a new color to your room. There are many different types of paint on the market. Spray paints are available for plastic and there are craft paints for glass and ceramics.

Use nature. Fill a vase with branches from your yard for a large dramatic display. Spray paint them an accent color. Gather smooth rocks, paint family members names or your favorite words on each and display in a large bowl.

Collections. Keep like items together, such as a collection of plates hanging in a line, instead of scattered around the room.

pots and vases accessories

Final thoughts

When you have completed your mini~rearrangement and have items left over consider donating any items you do not love.

Clear out a cabinet, shelves in a closet, or area in the garage to store seasonal and items you love but are not displaying at the moment.

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Grab your free printable download here and enjoy your mini rearranged home.

After all the rearranging my tummy fills empty.

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  1. Sylvie Benard says:

    Thank you Jeannette for all the great ideas you share with us. That gives me the guts to strat project, to give extra things we keep at home just in case we will need it some day… And that day never come!

    I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy Happy New Year 2018. I will continue to follow you.
    Thanks again,

    1. Awe, Thank you Sylvie! I enjoy it when you “stop” by. Have a wonderful and magical holiday. Jeanette

  2. Cornelia L Short says:

    What a wonderful gift! Thank you and I hope you have a blessed Holiday.

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