Easy Holiday Decorating Tips

Easy Holiday Decorating Tips

The holiday season brings a bustle of celebrations marking the transition from one year into the next. Amidst the parties and the shopping it is hard to find time to focus on readying the house. Impress guests with detailed and beautiful holiday decor using these simple tips that will effortlessly transform your home into an inviting winter wonderland.

Tip 1. Kid Friendly Chair Covers

Dining areas see a lot of traffic during the holidays with family and friend gatherings. Protect your furniture and enliven the room with cheerful fabrics. Chair covers will transform a summery space into a festive winter atmosphere and protect your upholstery. Cover the back of chairs with a slip on case made from Duralee’s “32098 – 290 Cranberry” houndstooth cotton. Embroider the covers with reindeer names or family names in place of name cards. Ralph Lauren’s “Eastpoint Ticking” candy cane stripe pairs well with white table linens and gives a traditional feel to red and white geometric prints. Play up different red and white prints and cover each chair with a different pattern for a lively and entertaining dining experience your guests won’t soon forget.

Tip 2. Trim More Than Just Trees

Tassels are the ultimate trimming accessory this holiday season. Hung on door knobs, chandeliers, and swags, tassels add decadence and color without breaking the bank.

Fabricut’s “Kiev” tassel adds bursts of color to the arms of a chandelier. The bright colors infuse a holiday glow into a contemporary room. For a more traditional look, weave gold and red tie backs through your garlands.

Update your mantel with modern silver and ivory accents. Fabricut’s studded “Damiani – Pewter” trim adds an edge to your decor but still looks chic nestled into pine boughs.

Want the look?

Left to Right: Kiev – Thistle Berry | Caffiato – Charcoal | Classic Key Tassel – Denim | Trimatics – Berry

Profiterole – Cabernet | Culpeper – Gold | Damiani – Pewter | Oleander – Gold

Tip 3. Layer Linens For An Elegant Table Setting

Food is central to many of our holiday traditions and is often enjoyed using our very best china. This year, ditch the plain white linens and dress your table with colorful fabrics that are fit to be paired with your finest porcelain.

First choose a color palette. We like the traditional blue and silver for a Chanukah gathering. Select a base cloth. Fabricut’s “Highbury Sateen – Opal” is a pale blue cotton that makes dark blue accents pop. Drape Kravet’s dark blue “Conners – Indigo” linen across the table from one chair to another instead of using placemats.

Finally tie everything together with a fun runner. Ralph Lauren’s “Ava – Silver” linen adds sparkle with metallic threads that will make your centerpiece shine. Layering simple yet elegant blue and silver fabrics creates a striking balance of color and texture that will make your holiday table truly special.

Want the look?

Left to Right: Conners – Indigo | 99537 – Military | Highbury Sateen – Opal

Ecstatic – Hush | Ava – Silver | 73009 – 248 Silver

Tip 4. Seasonal Pillows Add Color & Texture

No time for decorating? No worries! Swap out your pillows with seasonal accents from Ryan Studio. Pillows are the easiest way to accessorize your living room or entry way with holiday cheer.

Combining different shades of red and green pillows will make Christmas decor feel youthful and trendy but look great year after year. Ryan Studio’s cut velvet “Cherubino” is a luxurious pillow that complements traditional and contemporary decorations.

Pair “Galt” and “Antlers” with the ornamental “Galatia” trellis on a sofa or love seat for an inviting holiday atmosphere.

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