A Timeless Holiday Season

The holidays brings joy to many. Pinterest-fanatics can finally implement their “Christmas Decor” board and deck the halls with holly for the cold season. We run into a common issue though; modern interiors were very popular this year, and you may be concerned on how to maintain the clean aesthetic while still being jolly. By picking a color scheme, keeping decorations impactful, and other techniques, you can have a happy holiday season while still impressing the family.

Color Coordination

Everyone knows the classic colors red and green; they’re a go-to when choosing items at the store. Using lots of these together can create a jumbled feeling in your house and often don’t suite the existing color scheme. Silver and gold are great substitutes to fix this problem. Silver can be beautifully paired with red or green. It will create a modern look and glimmer like newly fallen snow. When silver is the main color, it may be accented with both red and green, making an extra festive look. Gold works the great with red, adding hints of luxury with the warmer tones. This pair creates a very welcoming atmosphere for guests.

Here we focus on the red theme.

Try doing the unexpected for Christmas too! Blue decor can effectively create a winter wonderland with silvery whites. Or a wreath adorned with cinnamon and oranges will be eventful and have a welcoming smell.

Soft blue with silver reflects a wonderland.

Impactful Decorations

Placement is a big factor when decorating. Overcrowding with trivial items will waste away in the space and look cluttered. A few complimentary items next to each other, or a large item, will have the best effect when centrally placed. Working off this emphasis is beneficial, growing around the space. This will then make the design effective.

Your eye goes directly to the merry sign!

Use Existing Items

You may have a few table-scapes already set up or decorative water cans hanging around your home. Good news for you! Save money by incorporating these. Just update them to fit the current season. Evergreens, red berries, and candles are cheap items that can be placed around a centerpiece. Add wintery foliage and lights inside pots or vases to maintain that holiday glam.

Time to use those pots you have laying around.

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Cozy Up Your Home For Fall

Besides thinking up creative Halloween costumes and cooking up some of our favorite fall foods, one of the best things about October is that you finally get to add cozy touches to your home. Your house should look different each season. In the spring and summer, it should feel bright, airy, and light. In the fall and winter, it should feel cozy, warm, and comfortable. The best part about changing up your décor is that it doesn’t take much effort at all. With just a few simple touches to each room, you’ll immediately feel ready for crunchy leaves and sweater weather! Today, we have a few simple steps to make your home feel cozier for the season.

For your family room: get a cozy throw blanket.

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We love bringing out all of our softest and coziest blankets to snuggle up on the couch with during the later fall colder months. Most people have a nice fuzzy blanket on hand, so this is a change you can make without spending a dime. If you’re looking to spend a little on a fresh throw, opt for one that has a fall/winter feel to get you in the seasonal spirit.

For your dining room: change up your table scape.

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In the summertime, it’s a good idea to place a row of succulents down the dining room table with seashells scattered around them. During the fall, change to a warmer color scheme, using natural décor like pinecones, colored leaves, and white mini pumpkins. You can also add apples, squash, cranberries, and candles into the mix for a very seasonal feel.

For your kitchen: treat yourself to fresh fall flowers.

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Just as some flowers seem perfect for the spring and summer months, other blooms are ideal for fall. Adding fresh flowers to your kitchen (or really any room in your house) will make it feel festive and fresh. Make sure you know which flowers are in season before buying a fall bouquet from your local farmer’s market.

For your living room: add candles to your fireplace.

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A blazing fire adds the best cozy feeling to a living room in the wintertime. But since we’re in fall, a time that is a little spookier, we suggest adding tons of candles to your fireplace for a warm, peaceful feel. When winter rolls around, you will be excited to change things up with a log fire!

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