Did you spend the Thanksgiving weekend getting the Christmas decorations out of storage? Feeling a little uninspired by what you found there? Year after year, making the hodgepodge in the tubs look great becomes a challenge for many folks. A little advice from an interior designer is just what you need. Today we share some tips for making your eclectic collection of holiday decor stretch a little farther.
1. Stick with a single theme and style for your holiday decorating. Shopping for decor becomes easier and it makes your space feel professionally finished.
2. Strategically placing scented candles, near your entry and throughout the home, adds a level of authenticity to your holiday. Or, better yet, bake some holiday cookies shortly before guests arrive. Anything with cinnamon or cloves will do the trick. Homemade gingerbread works beautifully too. Bonus, candlelight is warm and inviting.
3. Choose two to three colors for your holiday palette and keep it consistent. More than one color palette can make your decor appear disjointed and busy.
4. Get creative with your space for this special time of year. Rearrange your furniture so the focal point is the fireplace or wherever you hang stockings. If you don’t have a fireplace, arrange the furniture to create the best layout for cozy conversations.
5. Become a collector. Choose something you can grow through the years and that can be passed on to the next generation.
6. Bring the holiday celebration into every room. Kitchens and bathrooms are a great place to put scented candles and smaller seasonal knickknacks.
7. The holiday season is definitely one time where “less is more” does NOT apply. Have fun and do it up big.