10 Interior Design Tips to make your home shine for the holidays
- Get inspired! Go to the large department stores to get ideas. This is easy and fun – just walk around and take note of your favorite looks! You will get plenty of good ideas and interior design tips.
- Don’t forget your front door – go classic and hang a wreath decorated with natural pinecones a bow and sleigh bells or get creative and choose a non-traditional shape or object! Hang a hand-made wooden star or fill a basket with greens and hang that with a bow (and use a non-traditional color for the bow if desired). The possibilities are really endless!
- Use what you’ve got! If you have a blue and white color palette in your dining room, pay that off by following this color scheme through in your holiday décor: blue taper and votive candles, blue ornaments, greens and garlands with blue ribbons. Top it all off with wreaths hanging in the windows decorated with blue accents and bow. 4.
- Fill your fireplace with stockings a garland, decorations and bows. This always adds that festive look, especially with a fire roaring inside! Don’t be afraid to really load it up – a scantily clad mantel doesn’t quite emit that holiday warmth – go for it!
- Create an inviting holiday mailbox—a pretty swag of pine tied on with wire adds a seasonal flourish. Enhance it with red or burgundy accents and pinecones.
- Create a centerpiece from branches and greenery you can simply go outside and cut down! Berry covered branches and lacy hemlock cuttings with shiny small ornaments, a bow and some pinecones will bring the outside in and provide a gorgeous, natural centerpiece!
- Lush greenery draped around the house, especially doorways, creates an inviting atmosphere and a woodsy aroma. Draping the stairway railing is an inviting touch too!
- Display “presents” around the house. Simply wrap and tastefully decorate a few boxes and arrange them on a hall table or a bench. Use colors that coordinate with the décor in the room you want to place these – a festive and “put-together” look!
- Bring the holiday to your kitchen – put a small tree on your island, add garlands, votives, potted greenery; whatever you have to decorate the most used room in the house!
- The holiday tree – some basic tips: use plenty of lights, try a non-traditional color scheme, layer the elements (lights, garlands, ornaments, etc.) and dress the base! The rest is up to you – use whatever ornaments bring you comfort and joy! Add personal items, plenty of color and enjoy!
Happy Holidays from all of us at Masters Touch!