5 Tips for Holiday Decorating

Over the weekend, I found myself getting excited for the holidays, browsing inspiring decorating ideas. I came away thinking, it doesn’t have to take a lot to make a home holiday ready. A few additions can create a wonderful, festive mood. To keep it simple, I thought of 5 tips for making your home feel holiday ready.

1. Welcome your guest even before you answer the door.

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A holiday wreath makes such a pretty statement. Paired with a festive doormat, and some white lights. Your home will feel bright and cheery from the moment people arrive. These few accessories will make your guests feel welcome even before you greet them. There are wonderful options to purchase holiday wreaths, or consider making one of your own from the greens surrounding your home. See complete details on creating the holiday wreath above here.

 2. Make your home feel relaxing and cozy.

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This is a great time of year to add a statement chair to your spaces. Many of them are or will be on sale soon and they make your rooms look more complete while providing extra seating for guests. Also, consider adding some cable knit or fur throws to your sofas and chairs, or even as a tree skirt. A fur throw will add cozy, festive feel, even to wood dining chairs.

3. Add Some Shine

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I love pops of gold all year round, but this is the perfect time of year to add some metallic elements to your spaces. Whether it’s a gold threaded textile , shiny accessories, or clustered mercury candles, mixing metallics into your decor will creative a festive vibe that will carry through to New Year’s Eve celebrations.

4. Light it up.

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Lights look pretty on the tree, but stringing lights in unexpected places around your home is such a fun accent. My kids love lights hung in their rooms. Lights on mantles, across entry consoles and in bedrooms can make your home feel magical. This is especially nice with earlier nightfall this time of year.

5. Add some greenery.

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The look and smell of winter greens, inside a home, is amazing for the holidays. Pretty garlands instantly transform a dining table or fireplace mantle. It’s fun to get creative and gather live greens from outside, but I’ve also found some beautiful arrangements at One Kings Lane and  William Sonoma.

With the combination of lights, pretty metallic accents and fresh greens, your home will look festive and ready for guests. These minimal elements look fabulous on their own, but also make a great foundation for collected holiday treasures. So whether you want to keep it simple or just need a good place to start, these holiday tips will help make your home ready for the holidays. See below to get the look. I hope you have a great start to your Thanksgiving week.


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One thought on “5 Tips for Holiday Decorating

  1. James Bergman says:

    I like how neat and clean all of the decorations you have pictured are. I also agree that you can’t go wrong with greenery. I just think that you need to add more color. If you add a little bit of contrast I think it will turn it from neat to warm and inviting.

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