Set a merry tone with inspiring holiday decorating ideas culled from the wisdom of Décor Aid decorators to make your take on the season as unique as you and your home. From a reconfigured lighting scheme to modern mantel ideas, here’s everything you need to consider as the holiday party season approaches.
Go Neutral + High-Shine
Sure, traditional red and green color ways are a tried & true safe bet, but an all-white holiday decor scheme looks all the more fresh and pairs well with the more minimal style of decorating thats been popular for at least the past decade.
Start by making nudes and whites your base color, and accent the neutral color scheme with gold high-shine elements to create a warm and inviting ambiance.
Work Décor Around Your Lifestyle
Let your personality shine to make your holiday decorating ideas feel authentic to you and keep with the design direction of your home for a consistent feel. The best way to do this is to add just a few decorative extras from room to room instead of going for a heavy-handed, full-on approach.
Add Rustic Charm With Vintage Elements
For the ultimate in warm holiday decorating ideas, inject vintage, timeworn, and rustic elements throughout your holiday dedicated areas for an authentic take on seasonal decorating.
Take A Personalized Approach
From stockings to table setting placards, go an extra step and make your guests feel all the more welcome by creating personalized and monogrammed takes that’ll work as a charming keepsake long after the season ends.
Dress Up Your Table
Create grand tablescapes with strips of dramatic garland, candles at varying heights, and perfectly mismatched table wear for a rich and eclectic feel.
Spread The Cheer
Let your holiday décor flow throughout your home with wreaths, strings of luminous lights, and decorative accessories that’ll add a spirited finishing instantly while being easy to store once the season comes to an end.
Bring In Modern Ornaments + Garb
While there’s nothing wrong with traditional holiday ornaments and decorative items when they’re beautifully crafted, there are plenty of modern updates that’ll make your holiday decorating ideas standout.
Take Lanvin’s decoupage look ornament featured above, for instance. Though it boasts a classic silhouette and red grosgrain bow, its cheeky graphics are sure to add a whimsical touch to any setup.
Source Stylish Games
Keep your holiday events playful with elevated games and a gorgeously illustrated deck of playing cards. We love this minimal tabletop set of marble bowling pins complete with ball as it’ll look stylish in any home year-round – even when not in use.
Add Playful Surprises
Add unexpected elements to your traditional decor scheme to work as conversation-starters while ringing in the season in seriously chic style. There’s no need to go out and completely splurge away on items you’ll only use for or a month or less at tops.
Instead, look for whimsical decorative figures, pillows, throws, and prints that boast charming allure while not being exclusive to one short-lived season.
Rethink your lighting design to perfectly alter the mood for a warm and inviting vibe. To get the look, scores of traditional candles will affordably work to alter the atmosphere while delivering a positively warm and radiant lighting scheme.
Restyle Your Mantel + Shelving
While there’s no need to completely clear off your shelf and mantel surfaces, we do suggest a quick edit to keep the seasonal vibe consistent and intriguing. Add a simple yet dramatic garland, some extra-long tapered candlesticks, and a range of decorative items at varying heights for added visual interest.
Bring In Fresh Candles
As scented candles are a holiday decorating essential, do add fragrant candles throughout your home to set the mood for the season. Our interior designers often tend to veer towards candles from Dyptique, and more often than not, Byredo’s luminous Bibliothéque often makes the cut thanks to its comforting sense of nostalgia as it evokes the storied halls of a vintage library.
Get Creative Outside Too
Even if you’re short on outdoor space, use the little area you do have available and introduce elements that evoke the season like a minimal wreath, a simple garland, and a standard string of white christmas lights.
After all, who says that just because you have a small space, you won’t be able to install beautifully realized holiday decorating ideas.
Consider A Mobile
Surprise guests with more than a standard mistletoe and source or create your own festive mobile that’s sure to delight. The key here is to keep the overall look simple and fuss-free to avoid it coming off as too crafty.
Give Décor A Seasonal Makeover
Though it may sound like a lot of extra work and organizing, do spread cheer by adding holiday decorating ideas in even the smallest of doses throughout your home. And again, you don’t need to reserve space for ultra-specific christmas décor as variations on a them will do the trick.
Think fresh red, white, and gold decorative extras and merry linens and throws to keep the vibe consistent.
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