The holidays and home décor seem to go hand in hand, so this festive time of year presents the perfect opportunity for you to update your home’s look. From finishes to pillows, rugs and even window coverings, you may be surprised to find that the modern ideas you can incorporate into your holiday look may just work all year round! Here are a few ideas to get you into the holiday spirit.
Make a Metallic Statement
If there’s one decorating favorite that never goes out of style or out of season, it is metallic finishes. All you have to do is to find a finish that will work with your space, whether that’s silver, gold, pewter or bronze, and then use it to create an opulent feel.
What’s great about metallics is that they don’t overwhelm a space, but simply add to it. Try a collection of varying-height vases and a large mirror on a mantle or sideboard. For accent tables, one or two luminous picture frames combined with whimsical accessories in the metal of your choice make a subtle yet festive statement.
Pull Out the Pretty Pillows
Pillows are one of the easiest and most effective ways to change the look and feel of a space. All you have to do is swap out your everyday pillows with ones that feature the colors of the season.
But embroidered holly and ornament appliques aren’t necessary to create a festive feel. Forget the snowmen and reindeer, and simply use colors that work in the season. Think luxe satin and wintery crushed velvet in rich, saturated colors like forest green or cranberry. You may find yourself leaving them out until spring!
A Whole New World from the Ground Up
Rugs can bring new life to a room. As with toss pillows, simply switch out your everyday rug with one that complements your chosen holiday color scheme to tie the whole room together. You may just find it’s a change that you want to keep all year long!
Winter Window Wonderland
The holidays are a perfect time to add new window coverings. Consider custom blinds to give your home that designer touch. Investing in Roman shades, wood shutters or new draperies can give your space an upscale, finished look you’ll love. And, as an added bonus, today’s energy-conscious window coverings are designed to help you save energy all year long.
Give Yourself a Gift
The holiday season is about giving, so why not give yourself a treat this year? The professional designers of Utah’s Guild Hall Fine Furnishings can assist you in giving your space a makeover. Whether you decide on replacing a few key furniture pieces or staying with updating accessories, you’ll love what we do with your home décor.