Bring Personality Into Your Holiday Décor
It is true that if you let your personality shine through, there are endless possibilities to create your own one-of-a-kind holiday statement this year.
“Discover a decorating style that’s perfect for you and go with it,” says décor and lifestyle expert Janette Ewen. “Do you prefer glitz and glam, or are you more of an outdoorsy type? Find what speaks to you and base your decorating around that concept.”
Put your own unique spin on it, says Ewen, with these quick and easy tips:
If you’re in love with one specific look or colour, then commit to it and go all out. For example, specialty décor items like those from places like Pier 1 Imports, will make you stand out in a crowd. Ewen points out that this retailer’s line called Season’s Sparkle Collection looks stunning all on its own. Layer silver table linens with silver chargers, napkin rings, holiday accents and more to make a simple, yet elegant statement.
Themed Christmas Trees
Themed trees are fun and easy to pull off. Start by picking a core ornament that you love and get about 20 ornaments, depending on the size of your tree. Choose two or so accent ornaments and get 10 of one and five of the other ornaments. Finish with coordinating tree picks. And who says you have to stick with just one statement? Set up your main tree in a common space, and then keep guests guessing with smaller trees in unexpected places.
Small Changes Can Make A Big Impact
Pick your favourite two or three rooms in your home and add a few key pieces to transform the space, while staying true to your budget. When in doubt, remember to focus on the high-traffic areas, such as the entryway, living area or dining room.
Don’t forget the kitchen. With all the cooking – and eating – that lies ahead, you’ll want to add some fun into one of the busiest rooms in the home.
There’s a lot of work that goes into holiday decorating so with your hosts, friends, and neighbours, be sure to acknowledge it with appreciation wherever you go.