Now that the autumn colors have turned to sparkling hues of garnet reds and rich hunter green tones there is no mistaking that this time of year is everyone’s favorite. If you are trying to find ways to add some illumination, sparkle or holiday glam to your festive home, here are a few ways to bring in the season. Use ideas to spark your imagination and bring out a side of your home that only gets shown once a year.
Remember, the holidays don’t have to be the traditional red and green and the color palette should reflect your personal design style. Look at your interiors and then match up these colors at your local craft store for a beautiful and coordinated holiday look.
Tea lights placed in small votive candle holders are beautiful beside each place setting and holiday centerpieces with trees, pinecones, and natural holiday elements are the perfect way to brighten your dining table. Whether you choose to keep the table settings out all day, or only decorate for your entertaining needs, remember lighting can make all the difference. Consider installing a dimmer on overhead lighting to ensure versatility in the ambiance of your next social gathering.
While adding pops of color and sparkle with glittery decor is popular, also consider bringing in natural elements such as evergreen branches, natural garlands or even framed photos and personal memorabilia can make your fireplace that much more enjoyable. Try and add a balance of height and depth with pictures, and layering items to give an overall “scene” on your mantel. String holiday lights and add flameless candles for a safe and beautiful fireplace mantel.