How to Spruce Up Your Holiday Style

Close-up of lit candlesDubbed the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season is also one of the busiest. Between shopping for the perfect presents and prepping for the ultimate holiday bash, decorating can become more of a chore than a festive activity. To help bring some life to your holiday decorating, we’ve put together several simple ideas to ensure that you feel festive from the moment you walk through your door to when you sit down at your holiday table!

Let your entrance set the tone.

Looking for a way to spruce up your entrance? Put a spin on the traditional evergreen wreath by creating one that suits your personal style. Add seasonal citrus fruits for pops of color or craft a wreath using twigs for a more rustic look. You can also break away from the normal holiday décor by decorating your entryway with small magnolia trees in planters. And, don’t forget to light the night by mixing twinkle lights into your evergreen finishes. Now, you’re ready to move to the inside of your home!

Make your table the center of attention.

The table is where your family and friends will gather this holiday season. Make sure its décor fits the occasion by creating the perfect centerpiece! For a simple table setting that will have your guests raving, fill decorative bowls or a vintage votive with ball ornaments and add candles throughout the table to create soft, dreamy lighting. For a more rustic table design, try wrapping your chairs in burlap and tartan. Next, add evergreen touches to your table to complete your holiday look. Worried you won’t have enough room for your family and friends? Consider using a table with extensions to create more room when guests are dining.

Create a consistent color palette.

Your holiday decorations should be a reflection of your personal style! This year, try selecting two or three of your favorite festive colors and incorporate them throughout your decorations from your entryway to your table setting. You can even use your color scheme in your home accessories such as your throws and pillows to carry your look throughout the house. Not only will creating a color palette help create consistency among your holiday décor, but it will also help make the decorating process much easier!

Making your home merry and bright this holiday season doesn’t have to be a chore! With these easy ways to revamp your holiday decorating, you’ll be ready to enjoy time with family and friends or throw a holiday party that will be the talk of the town!

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