The holidays are full of countdowns from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day. One of the most common questions asked of the Retail Details visual merchandising staff is “What are some unique ideas for post-Christmas displays?”. New Year’s celebration windows are fun but retail staff seldom has time for elaborate window changes at this time of year, especially because they will need to change soon for Valentine’s Day.
That’s why we like to do black and white windows for the New Year. It’s the simplest color palette to work with and it matches whatever merchandise you have to display — apparel, gifts or home décor. For an elaborate presentation, plan ahead and blow up some headlines to paper a window backdrop. Memorable, nostalgic headlines from years past are fun to work with. Add some big clocks, set at midnight if you want to play up the New Year’s theme. Want more color? Add silver and gold shiny props or use magazines instead of newspapers to create jewelry displays similar to the watch display pictured.
We’d love to see your ideas for New Year’s displays. Leave a comment below and link us to your website or social media pages.
Stay display inspired!