The holidays are upon us – and while you’re baking and decorating and planning festive gatherings, we think it’s always nice to add a personal touch to your home decorating style. Goodness knows everyone is seeing the same products and traditional decor ideas everywhere they go when shopping or dining (or casino-ing!). But what about changing it up – maybe just a little – and making your home or tree or table just a little bit different? We thought it would be fun to explore, and so we’re sharing a few ideas we’ve found with you here!
First of all – who says trees have to be made of, well, trees? If you want something unique and different that shows off your creativity and talent in unconventional ways, try this striking hanging bulb formation that offers a light and airy alternative to the norm. A fun and festive use of the tools of the season, it’s not only space-saving – but just think of the lack of needles to clean up on December 26!
If space limitations are an issue, or perhaps you just don’t want to make a huge deal of the holidays in your home – use your imagination to set the scene with the most basic of tools. It doesn’t get much simpler than rope and tape! Add a few gift cards and a handful of color-coordinated ornaments – and Voila! The holiday scene is set! (And memorable – all your friends will be jealous of the easy after-holiday transition you’ll have!)
This is one of our favorites – for sheer “Why didn’t *I* ever think of that?!” value. This strategic tree-shaped placement of a book-lover’s assets including a simple string of lights makes a fabulous statement about the season AND the resident’s preferences! (We can even picture smaller versions of this being created and given to the voracious readers on your gift list!)
Somehow, we envision this charming inverted tree as being an OCD person’s delight. Space is maximized, the cat can’t reach the ornaments, and you don’t even have to rearrange the furniture to accommodate the decor. Seriously – what’s not to love?
This particular style deserves an award in our opinion for “most-ingenious-use-of-everyday-items.” While we personally love the minimalist setting and color scheme, it’s easy to see how this idea can be used to create wondrous combinations of accessories and color.
But of course, the tree isn’t the only holiday concession made in your home this season, most likely. Finding ways to bring the glitz and glamour of this time of year into other spots in your home can be as unique as you are, too.
You may already have the china and accessories for the table setting – but look at how easy it is to accentuate the effect by adding Wreath Chandeliers overhead? It’s finishing touches like this that make the event – and you can almost already hear the “Ooohs!” and “Ahhhhs!” of your guests when they sit down to this meal.
A special touch where it’s least expected – such as this garland that winds around kitchen island pendant lighting – shows that you enjoy taking those special extra steps to delight your guests and make every occasion a little more special.
If space allows – and you’re blessed with a kitchen and island like this – what a lovely statement tabletop holiday tree makes! It’s one more example allowing those feel-good sensations to sweep throughout your entire home.
And who can forget the pièce de résistance? When it comes to the most welcoming and home-y place of all in your home (aka, the fireplace – not to mention The Santa issue)- there’s no such thing as “too much greenery.” At least, that’s what we think! Dress it up, add the frills, and take it over the top…….and if you want, you could probably make this the only holiday decor in your home – because no one will want to take their eyes off of it!
However you do it, we hope you’re enjoying this joyful and busy and heart-warming time of the year. We’re doing the same thing at all our Harmony Homes around Las Vegas and California!