Be My Guest. Is your guest room ready for holiday guests? Is there a luggage stand and/or space in the closet for them to comfortably “settle in”? Are there plenty of pillows on the bed? A small chair next to a table which features a lamp, reading materials, even a carafe of water would be a GREAT addition to your guest room. Don’t forget the little extras such as fresh fruit, potpourri, and a basket of toiletries. And be sure to include a few holiday touches like greenery or perhaps even a small gift.
Set Your Own Style. Make your tree an integral part of your decorating scheme and a reflection of your personality. Are antique toys a personal passion? Then decorate your holiday tree with miniature wooden versions. Are you a dedicated beachcomber? Why not attach some of your favorite shells to your tree with simple and colorful grosgrain ribbon. Thematic trees are a wonderful expression of the simple pleasures you and your family enjoy! And while we’re speaking about holiday trees – who said you only had to have one tree in your home? Hmmm!
Wrap It Up With Ribbon. Ribbon can be used for much more than wrapping presents. Use French wire ribbons, in a variety of widths, to tie bows on your trees. Or instead of a garland of greenery, try wrapping your banister with ribbon interspersed with white lights. Holiday cards can also be decoratively hung from a mantle or shelf using narrow ribbons in holiday colors. Decorative pillows, colorfully wrapped with a holiday bow will add even more holiday cheer to our room’s design.