by ipdesign |
November 29th, 2011 |
That’s right! It won’t be long now before we’ll be celebrating the holidays – hopefully with family and friends from far and near. For so many of us, this is such a special time of happiness. We think and plan our holiday gift giving, meals, special parties and events – even our holiday wardrobe typically gets a bit of a makeover. So why not consider truly “decking your halls” with a little bit of holiday inspiration. Here are a few ideas to help you get your own creative juices flowing!
CANDLES, CANDLES, EVERYWHERE! If one pair of candlesticks on your fireplace mantel looks terrific, then a collection of candles in varying shapes and sizes would be absolutely spectacular!! Candles are a sure bet to give any room in your home a soft romantic holiday glow! The more eclectic the collection – the better!! From fireplace mantle to your holiday inspired dining table, candles are always a design pleaser!
SPARKLE AND SHINE! Mirrors, silver and gold ornaments and trays, crystal bowls, vases, picture frames and candlesticks will all help enhance your holiday home decor. Often times the simpliest accessory display can have the most dramatic impact. Visualize a gorgeous vintage crystal bowl, filled with the sparkle and shine of silver and gold ornaments in varying sizes. And nestled between the ornaments are a few well places grape or poinsetta leaves. Or, perhaps you’d prefer wrapping a wall mirror with silver and gold bows, ala, a holiday package. Adding spice and drama to your holiday design plan is easy to accomplish when you incorporate just a bit of sparkle and shine!
FESTIVE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES! How about putting a little GREEN in to your holiday design plan by using nature’s bounty in a decorative way. Adding cloves to oranges, limes or lemons will create a beautiful and fragrant pomander. Simply stacking fresh lemons or limes in a tall glass hurricane can make a truly impressive decorative statement. Creating a holiday wreath filled with lemons, oranges, and limes is another great way to add some “green” to your design plan.
There are dozens more ways to make your guests and family feel at home for the holidays..so we’ll be sharing just a few more GREAT decorating tips with you in the coming weeks! ENJOY!