Holiday Home Decorating

Holiday Home Decorating

Decorating for the holidays can come upon us all of sudden. Festive lanterns, sconces and flameless candles can give your homes entrance a festive holiday feel.

Did you know I can take what you already have in your home and create a holiday style that you will love. Leave the decorating to me and I will have your home feeling cozy and warm this holiday season.


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Outdoor Holiday Decorating

Outdoor Holiday Decorating

Wow what a fun holiday theme for your front porch decorating.

This cozy cottage is very welcoming during the holiday season and the rustic containers are great to add in your holiday Christmas herbs.

Holiday Christmas herbs can include lemon thyme, bay leaves,
spearmint, lavender, sage just to name a few.

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Christmas Holiday Decorating Color Schemes

Christmas Holiday Decorating - Color Schemes

Why not try something new this holiday season. During the holidays decorate with decor that will give your home a holiday season that’s bright and cheerful.

Different color schemes can be fun during the holidays and decorators have fun creating your holiday theme.

Christmas Tree Decorating, using blue, silver, green and glass ornaments. Choose your colors and leave the decorating to us.

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I was contacted to write an article for the Charlotte Observer in the home design section, All Photos in this article are my photos and my partners Tonia Mosteller.

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Improvement Projects to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

Home For The Holidays 

As the weather slowly changes and the fall season starts peeking around the corner, your thoughts may turn to the upcoming winter holidays. If you enjoy having parties for Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve or other holidays, then you want your home to look its best. Here are a few home improvement projects to invest in now so you can be ready for the holidays later.

Give the Kitchen a Facelift

You don’t have to invest in a whole new kitchen to enjoy a fresh look. If you have wood cabinets that feature a dated color, then consider refinishing them with a fresh coat of stain or paint. The mild weather of fall gives you the perfect time because you can leave the windows open to help dissipate fumes. Finish the look with a fresh color on the walls, new hardware on the doors and updated décor.


Improve the Look with Lighting

Change the lighting around your home to give it a fresh look that’s sure to impress. Dated ceiling fans can be replaced with chandeliers or more modern fans. Consider making the upgrade to wall sconces to spread the light out across the room and make it more attractive.

Consider Natural Lighting

As the days shorten, you lose natural light in the home. Take advantage of the sunlight as much as possible by adding skylights. Tubular skylights make this a relatively easy and affordable home improvement. Special reflective tubes connect a roof skylight with a smaller opening inside your interior ceiling. The natural light floods this tube during the day and can effectively brighten a dark hallway or interior bathroom.

Update Doors and Windows

Nothing draws attention to your doors and windows like holiday decorations. Wreaths guarantee that visitors to your home will take a good look at the front door, so you want it to look great. Inside the home, there are countless ways to dress up your doors and add a festive touch, but you don’t want to do this on a damaged or dated door. Make your home interior more attractive by replacing your doors with modern, raised-panel options that look great. When you go with energy efficient doors and windows, you’ll make the house look great even as you lower your energy bills.

The Best Time for New Flooring

With holiday parties looming, this is the best time to replace your worn carpet. Go with carpeting that has stain preventers built in so that you won’t have to worry as much about accidental spills. A better option is hardwood flooring that looks incredible, adds value to your home and is easy to care for.

All of these improvement projects can easily be done during the fall season, and most of them are surprisingly affordable. You’ll give your home a fresh look that will have it ready for your holiday décor. Whether you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner or considering a big bash for the New Year, you’ll love how the house looks once the renovations are done and your decorations are in place.

Contributed by Tim Smith 
Tim Smith writes for Modernize.


Holiday Christmas Decorating

Add Color to Your Front Door For the Holidays

Accent a bright white door with the deep colors of an evergreen wreath and garland. Tie on extra-wide red ribbons to complete the Christmas look and add graphic punch. Twinkling lights add a soft glow at night and allow the door and decor to be seen from the street.



Put Out Christmas Lanterns

Arrange a grouping of festive lanterns at your entryway for quick-and-easy holiday decorating style. Consider using flameless candles as a worry-free alternative to regular pillars.


Disguise unsightly wires from string lights by winding them around a column or post with Christmas greenery or garland and setting a pretty container of ornamental cabbage or kale at the base.



Fill Cylinders with Holiday Ornaments

Use spray paint to add a shimmery touch to pinecones, acorns, or round glass ornaments. Displayed en masse in tall glass vases, they become instant and easy Christmas accents.



Decorate with Colors That Match Your Décor

Plan holiday Christmas decorations to work with your existing decor, even if that means using unexpected colors like cream and beige. Accents in shades of gold and silver blend seamlessly with this room’s soft white-and-ivory color scheme and play off the tones of other metallic accessories, like the coffee table.


Create an Arrangement with Fruit and Greenery

Use a glass hurricane or vase to create an arrangement that will last throughout the Christmas season by filling the jar with a layer of limes, red holly berries, and lemons. Top it off with stems of greenery.



Cluster Holiday Ornaments

Cluster small Christmas ornaments together for a big impact. These tiny jingle bells recall the larger ones on top of the tree and are so charming when used in abundance. Simply thread them together with string and hang.



Fill Lanterns with Berries and Eucalyptus

Suspend lanterns from the underside of a patio umbrella with ribbon. Try to vary the lengths and space them far enough apart so that a passing breeze won’t knock them together. Choose natural elements such as holly berries and eucalyptus sprigs instead of candles to fill the lanterns. This special touch reinforces your overall Christmas decorating theme.



Spray Paint Holiday Ornaments

Give traditional ornaments a monochromatic look by spray-painting them all white. It's an easy way to update old ornaments or create an instant collection that feels familiar and loved.

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Refined Rustic Mantel Decorating

The grasscloth wallpaper and cool slate fireplace in this living room dictated a natural holiday palette with warm colors and nubby textures. Burlap unifies the look, with homespun stockings on the mantel, an oversize bow topping the Christmas tree, and gifts wrapped in the woven material. Cool mercury glass ornaments add a touch of shimmer.



Grasscloth Wallpaper

The natural shades of grasscloth wallpaper are the perfect backdrop for an organic holiday decorating scheme. Grasscloth texture adds a sense of warmth to a room. Try painting window trim and molding a rich color to add interest.



Striped Flat-Weave Rug

Flat weave cotton rugs are as durable as they are affordable – they’re easy to maintain, so a small investment will go a long way. Stripes work well in both traditional and modern settings. This rug’s brown tones set a warm tone.



Modern Wing Chair

During the holidays try a contemporary spin on a very traditional shape. An angular wing chair, with clean lines and simple squared legs, is both sleek and classic. William Sonoma Home’s version comes in your choice of faux suede, velvet, or linen upholstery.


Burlap Stockings

Try your hand at DIY Christmas decorations. This room’s homespun stockings are easy to make with inexpensive burlap fabric and humble twine. One yard of fabric yields about 2 large stockings, and you’ll also need a needle with an extra-large eye.



Large-Scale Vintage Wheel

Instead of artwork above the mantel, add a sense of dimension with a large wheel. For a holiday touch, try lacing the wheel with simple cypress garland.



Woven Basket Christmas Tree -Holder

The woven raffia basket at the base of the Christmas tree is wide enough to fit a standard tree stand, and tall enough to obscure the tree trunk. The basket’s height lifts the branches and clears lots of room at the base of the Christmas tree for gifts.



Mercury Glass Holiday Ornaments

Add a bit of subtle shimmer to the neutral Christmas tree with silvery-gray mercury glass ornaments in various sizes. Antique mercury glass can be pricey, but this set is available for a song.



Delicate Snowflake Ornaments

The white snowflake ornaments are a nod to winter and a graphic touch to the tree décor. Save a few to tie-on to presents or bottles of wine to bring to holiday dinner parties.



Bronze Gift Wrap

In addition to basic craft paper and solid white wrap, incorporate shades of bronze and silver into your packaging. A bit of sheen will keep your gifts from looking dull.



Wraphia Ribbon

Use this sturdy ribbon to hang ornaments to the Christmas tree and to tie up gift packages. A 100-yard roll will certainly last throughout the holiday season.

                                                    Photos  and Article Courtesy of Southern Living

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Schedule your  appointment with a Holiday Decorator today for Holiday Decorating - Seasonal Decorating - Christmas Tree Decorating - New Years Event Decorating and Event Decorating Services

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