It’s time to get your house ready for the holidays. Here are some holiday home decorating tips from a few publications that will make your home the envy of your guests.
Living Room – This should be the main focus of your holiday décor. If you’re looking for a calming effect, consider natural elements such as a driftwood wreath along with metallic and timeless red and green decorations, says Better Homes and Gardens.
If your room has a bold look, consider hot pink, lime green and bright white ornaments as accents.
For the classic holiday look, use strong red plaids and natural greens combined with some woodsy elements to create a cozy cabin look. Faux fur blankets and a roaring fire will make the room warm and inviting.
Dining Room – Southern Living suggests using the table as the center of your dining room décor. Consider designing the room around a dramatic flower arrangement on the table.
For a different look, instead of using a tablecloth or table runner, place ribbons across lengthwise, widthwise and underneath each plate.
If you want the traditional look, use white napkins and china along with a centerpiece of greenery and roses flanked by white pillar candles.
Finish off the look with some greenery on the chandelier and green bows hanging from the back of chairs. If you have a large wall mirror, place some garland around it.
Foyer – Since this is the first thing your guests see when arriving, it’s your chance to make a warm impression. Traditional Home suggests placing thick garlands of evergreen spiraling down the bannister of the stairs or a fresh bouquet of amaryllis by the front door.
If you have a table or a small bench in the foyer, place a few small gifts or some red accents on them.
For the outside, plain white lights on shrubs, single white candle lights in the windows and a wreath on the door create a classic look.
Kitchen – Southern Living says some tiny touches such as a wreath hanging in the window and an arrangement of wintry sticks on the island are just enough to create a festive look. Use you year-round décor as a base for ornaments as accents.
Happy holidays and happy decorating!