Holiday decorating tips from a pro!
It is never too soon to begin thinking about the holiday season and preparing to transform your home or office into a winter wonderland. Here are some fun tips for dressing up our space for the holiday season from a pro....Me!
*Spruce up your dining room! A quick $2500 makeover with a new 5x8 rug, fabulous upholstery for your dining chairs, and a fresh coat of paint is such an easy and swift way to update the most formal room of your home.
*Dress your dining table! The dining room is easily one of the most formal rooms of any home....and usually the least used. One of the simplest methods to getting your home ready for holiday parties is by permanently dressing up your dining room table. So, take a tip from the pros and stage your own home by adding a seasonal floral arrangement and showing off your wedding china. Nest a Christmas ornament on a sprig of pine for an easy holiday garnish.
*Update your powder bath! The powder bath is the perfect place for a little va-voom! Fresh paint or wall covering on the walls and ceiling is seriously easy and cost effective. Don’t be afraid to put that leopard print or glass beaded wall covering on your ceiling! (No, seriously! Its awesome!) New hand towels, some deliciously smelling candles and and BAM! You’re there.
*Install dimmers on your light switches! If you don’t have dimmers on your light switches, today is that day! (Master bedroom master bath, dining, powder bath, did I leave any out?)
*Combine your everyday accessories with holiday decor! All of that beautiful crystal looks amazing filled with ornaments, berries, or coffee beans and staged together for an amazing arrangment!
*Holiday colors don’t necessarily have to be green and red! Stretch your holiday décor; I am a big believer in maximizing your holiday efforts! Here's a holiday color guide:
-Busybodies: try ‘green, gold, ivory and brown’ which will last from now until spring break!
-Adventurists: combining ‘green, gold, eggplant’ is an elegant statement in any home or office.
-Traditionalists: simply go with ‘ivory and gold’ or ‘red and green.’ These color combos are easy to find and easily say "Happy Holidays"
-Spicy-ists: ‘lime/apple green with tomato red’ make a fun, bright and great looking Christmas.
*Seashells! One last thing....seashells look great with a mix of whites and metallic tones! They can be combined with gold and silver ornaments to make a stunning and unique center piece.
And if you ever need a little advice, call me! I know stuff! To view more holiday photos, click here!
Fri, September 17, 2010
by Cindy Aplanalp filed under