Five Holiday Ideas for Every Home
Here are some sure-fire tips to help your home embrace the holiday season!
1. CANDLES, CANDLES, EVERYWHERE!
Well, maybe not EVERYWHERE, but certainly candles are appropriate in many rooms in your home. Nothing softens a room more than the soft glow of candlelight! Tall and tapered, short votives, star shaped- colors and scents abound! Remember groupings of varying heights will be YOUR key to a successful candle display!
Mirrors, silver and gold ornaments, picture frames, and even candlesticks will help your room shine. Don’t be afraid to mix metals. And by all means get out that antique silver, polish it up, and put it center stage! Nothing says “Holidays” like the twinkle of hundreds of tiny white lights. The smallest of plants to the largest of Ficus trees will come alive when you add a few inexpensive strands of white lights. Also, consider draping white lights inside silver netting or garland, and wrap your staircase in a fabulous and unique new look.
3. CHIC TABLE TOPS!
Setting a beautiful table can set the mood for all your holiday entertaining. Try adding bows to the stems of wine glasses. Fold napkins in a special way, and tie them together with a gold tassel. Use gold or brass chargers under your special china. And pull it all together with a table runner and a wonderful holiday floral or greenery arrangement.
4. MERRY MANTLES!
It all starts with a theme! Possibilities might include your prize collection of antique Santas, snowmen, birdhouses or reindeer. Whatever theme you select, use different shapes and sizes to create visual interest. Unify your display with garland, ivy, magnolia leaves, or anything else that is soft and easily draped.
5. FESTIVE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES!
Put the “green” in your holiday decorating by using nature’s bounty in a decorative way. Adding cloves to oranges, limes or lemons will create a beautiful and fragrant pomander. Simply stacking fresh lemons or limes in a tall glass hurricane can make a truly impressive decorative statement.