Top 5 Never-Fail Items You Should Use in Your Holiday Decor
When it comes to Christmas decorating, are your rooms feeling a little “ho-ho-hum”?
Maybe you should change how you think about these 5 staples of holiday decorating! Courtney Warren has simple tips to keep you focused while you are decorating this season.
Ornaments–vintage or new, traditional or modern— provide a pop of color against your evergreens.
Ah, but ornaments aren’t just for trees! Pile them in a ceramic or wooden bowl or glass cloche and set around on table, shelf or mantel. They’re an inexpensive way to inject some holly-jolly into every room.
Garlands bring the festive to any surface! Greenery is traditional, and is often paired with ornaments, twinkle lights, fruit or florals. But don’t forget garlands of ribbon, felt, pompoms, candy or fabric!
Use them on staircases, mantles, shelves and around doors. Have you tried garlands on chandeliers? How about above the bed? Simple or lavish, garlands will add dimension and texture to your holiday decor!
Ribbon is a Christmas secret weapon and, again, it’s not just for the tree.
- Down the staircase banister
- Looped through a wreath
- Tied around candlesticks, jars, or crocks
- Bows on backs of dining chairs
- Woven through the place settings on your table
4. SMALL TREES
Why settle for just one Christmas tree? I like to use small trees all around the house! They have real impact when corralled in groups of 3 and set about on tables and counters. And, they play nice with any Christmas decor style, from rustic to refined.
Of course we love wreaths on the front door, but what about— the pantry door? Why not? Take Christmas cheer all over the house: I love tying small wreaths to the backs of chairs or including them in a table place setting. (Tip: look for these at the after-Christmas sales because they are so versatile.)
Take your Christmas decor from the doldrums to delightful! You can easily incorporate any or all of these Christmas standards into your holiday home decor.