Dec 3, 2012

5 easy ideas for holiday decor.

With Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and New Year's Eve all in the month of December (not to mention National Maple Syrup Day and Human Right's Day), there is often a desire to create a festive setting in your living, family and dining rooms.  Here are some ideas to dress up your space for the holiday without taking anything from the style of your rooms.

1) Fill glass bowls, hurricane holders and other clear containers with flowers,candles, ornaments and seasonal items.  For Kwanzaa, you would fill them with colorful fruits and vegetables. Ornaments, in the same colors as your normal decor, adding a touch of blue and silver for Hanukkah and gold and green for Christmas, will create a festive table centerpiece. Silver, white, and black are dramatic and elegant for New Year's Eve.

2) Add some bling to your pillows. Pin on metal elements, old jewelry, ribbon, and even holiday decor to dress up the pillows you use everyday.

3) String lights from banisters, over entryways and headboards. I often add greenery for drama.

4) Replace houseplants with seasonal versions for a quick update. 

5) Dress up your everyday dishes with simple items...a pine cone, greens, colorful napkins and other seasonal findings to create a custom table setting.