It’s that time of year once again; the holidays are upon us and it’s time to get the house into the holiday spirit. We thought this week we’d focus on a few easy peasy decor tips to get you started for the season! If you have any additional tips we’d love to hear them.
1. Use lots of candles. Nothing makes a room feel more warm and inviting than the gentle flicker of the candle.
2. Create an inexpensive family tradition, make sure you involve the whole family. Ex: Purchase ready made wreaths of green and gather knick knacks to decorate them. Pine cones, feathers, rocks, beads, ribbons, paper snow flakes… really anything goes.
3. Bring the scent of the holiday season into your home… make it known it’s time for the holidays. Place potpourri and scented candles near you entry and throughout the house. Try a little baking before guests arrive.
4. Less is more when it comes to decor… however for the holidays, do it up BIG! Now’s the time to have fun with your theme, colour palette or general holiday festiveness.
5. Coloured lights can get expensive if you change your colour palette year after year… Think white twinkle lights, not only can they be used with any colour theme but white lights are simply CLASSIC.
6. Although we’re saying do it BIG, we do think that sticking with one theme or style for your holiday season is best. This not only makes shopping for decor easier, but also gives a professional & polished finish to your space. If you’d like to tackle a couple themes stick to different floors to make this happen.
7. Be sure to bring your holiday celebrations into every room. A touch here and there, even something small will bring your kitchen, bathroom, bedrooms & foyer to life.
8. Give your living space a different look and feel for this special time of year. Rearrange your furniture so the focal point is the fireplace… the warmth and centre of the home for the holiday season. If you don’t have a fireplace, arrange the furniture to create the best layout for cozy conversations.
9. Start investing in a collection- something that can continue to grow throughout the years and that can be passed on to the next generation. Check out vintage shops for decorations to add to you collection; nut crackers, ornaments, angles, sleighs, snow flakes… anything works and it adds a touch of something special to your home.
10. Choose two to three colours for your holiday palette and keep it consistent. Multiple colour palettes can be too distracting… try silver, blue and white with hits of deep purple for some interest. Another great palette is red, gold & brown…try a global feel.
At the end of the day the holidays bring joy to many and defines the season for us. Make sure you have fun and bring a little sparkle to this special time of year!