Holiday home décor can fill your house with cheer. A gorgeous tree, strung with lights and your family’s favorite ornaments, is traditionally the center of attention. But what about the rest of your great room or living room?
Just in time for the holidays, our interior design professionals are sharing their pro tips, to help you kick your festive decorating up a notch. To create unique holiday style that looks like you hired a designer, you only need to remember one simple word: Theme.
Create a Vintage Holiday Home Décor Theme
Are you a fan of antiques and heirloom fine furnishings? If so, you may enjoy a delightful Victorian holiday theme.
Start by decorating your tree with vintage glass holiday ornaments, candy canes and red ribbons, all illuminated with tiny, white twinkling lights. You can make this theme a family affair by recruiting the kids to string popcorn and fresh cranberries for the tree.
Hang fragrant swags of fresh evergreen garland throughout the room, including the fireplace mantle, around doorways and above the windows. Decorate them at the corners with hand-tied bows and beaded garland. Arrange classic red poinsettias and hurricane candles to create the perfect centerpiece.
Finally, add coordinating decorative accessories to the space. Choose plaid toss pillows and rich, chenille throws for the sofa. Complete the look by hanging personalized, vintage stockings above the fireplace.
Choose a Single-Color Holiday Home Décor Theme
Professional interior designers know that the traditional red and green color combo isn’t the only choice for creating festive home décor. In fact, you need look no further than your favorite department store to see examples of fabulous single-color holiday decorating themes.
Why not take a step outside the box this season and choose another color for your winter holiday decorations and decorative accessories? You can maintain a classic feel by choosing ivory, royal blue or a rich, deep purple. Metallic hues – gold, silver, pewter or bronze — are all sophisticated single-color choices for a festive holiday theme.
Or, for something more contemporary and energetic, choose bright, clear pink for your theme’s color.
Balance a single-color holiday home décor theme with added layers of texture. Mix soft fabric bows with metallic tinsel garland. Combine tinted candles with glass ornaments for your centerpiece. Finally, add fun and unexpected decorative accessories – such as a fluffy fur throw rug and pillows — in your color of choice.
Spread Christmas Cheer with Fun and Playful Holiday Home Décor
If you have children – or even if you don’t — you may want to inject more approachable fun into your holiday home decor. With the right decorative accessories, you can give the space a playful, cheerful theme.
Choose oversized wooden nutcrackers and toy ornaments. Add bright, beaded garland for the tree, and add plenty of colorful lights. For the crowning touch to your playful theme, set up a vintage electric train set around the tree or on the table.
During the holiday season and all year ‘round, the professional interior design experts at Guild Hall Home Furnishings can help you choose the perfect fine home furnishings and decorative accessories. Call or drop by our Salt Lake City, Utah, showroom today for more home décor inspiration and advice.