Here are some tips from ALX Interiors:
- Start by picking a theme. Do you want it colorful and whimsical or glamorous and sparkly? Make a choice and stick with it.
- Pick a color too. Do you want red and gold or white and silver, or blue and white for Hanukkah, for example. Keep this theme and color scheme represented throughout all the areas in your home that are within eyeshot of each other. This will not just give you consistency but it will also make a greater impact.
- Spice up your yearly decorations. The great thing about decorating for the holidays is that although retailers try to find new decorating trends year after year, previous year trends never go out of style. Simply add a few ornaments every year to refresh your look. Just keep focused on your main theme and stick with your choice of holiday colors. Otherwise it could look like a nightmare version of “It’s a Small World”!
- Add lots of greenery such as garland, wreaths and swags and combine it with things like: some sparkly ribbons and ornaments and some strands of the fairly new battery operated LED lights.
- Pay attention to focal areas and standard furniture tables. In the focal areas add height and importance, by including vases filled with ornaments, sets of deer, tall candlesticks, even sets of the mini trees, a recent popular item. They come in many shapes, sizes and finishes. Wreaths are an easy way to decorate a coffee or end table. The center can be filled with candlesticks or any tall ornaments you may already have. You can also throw a festive table runner on your coffee table to add color.
“Always the golden rule, no matter what you do -remember to try to group things together and keep balance,” commented Alexandra Fernandez.
Alexandra Fernandez, an award winning designer, has 25 years of industry experience, and is an allied member of the American Society of Interior Design.