by ipdesign |
December 5th, 2011 |
When the holidays begin approaching, I find that many of our clients enjoy creating a warm and festive atmosphere in their homes. So, here are a few suggestions to help you give your home a cozy and warm holiday glow!
Foyers set the stage in every home! It’s where a GREAT first impression is sure to be made. Why not consider dressing your front door with a spectacularly designed holiday wreath – something a bit out of the ordinary! Perhaps a wreath filled with the bounty of mother nature – dried fruits, nuts, seashells, cranberries, pine cones. The more unique the better. Even dried flowers mixed in among natural evergreen boughs will definitely help you set the stage for your holiday decor.
Moving beyond your foyer, family and friends generally settle in your living or family room. The centerpiece of either room is typically a brightly decorated holiday tree. And if your room features a fireplace, then mantle decorating is a must. Candles, pine cones, and holiday stockings (hung with care!) will add just the right festive touch to your fireplace area. Typically, furniture needs to be slightly rearranged to accomodate your family’s holiday tree. Be sure to keep these newly arranged pieces in a comfortable and conversatiional grouping.
And if you have houseguests, think of ways you can make their visit with you even more special. Beautify the guest room with just a touch of holiday magic. Create that special welcoming touch using holiday inspired accent pillows on the bed, or drape a holiday designed throw over a side chair.
Above all else, when decorating for the holidays make sure to put your own family’s personality into everything you do. Preparing to welcome family and guests to your home is alot of fun – and it’s also a great excuse to complete that long-overdue decorating project.