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Holiday Spruce Up to Last Throughout the Year

December 14, 2011 / Design Tips

It’s easy to cross that fine line into tacky territory when decking the halls! While I love to adorn our home with our customary holiday treasures full of memories and sparkle, some elegant touches thrown in helps to balance the nostalgia with style.

The traditional red and green motif goes well with the collection of ornaments we’ve amassed. Glass ornaments in fun and unexpected designs are always interesting and have enough shine to make them the stars of the show. To nicely compliment the casual theme this brings about, accents around the house tie it all together. These throw pillows on the couch and neighboring chairs have enough holiday spirit, while adding that touch of elegance needed.

A – Overstock.com  B – Madaspen Home  C – Zinc Door D – Zinc Door

Tasteful strings of lights also brighten up your space, and with the right shape, can make your holiday setting picturesque. The classic styles in exaggerated sizes are a fun trend and can be as much the focal points as the ornaments. New LED lights come in many shapes and are meant to last so long, choosing a classic style is the way to go. Try the round globes, faceted bulbs, or old-fashioned light strings. As long as you’re consistent, these lights will make a dramatic and fun transformation of your space.

Lastly, don’t forget the small touches that will catch your guest’s eye, but look like they’ve always had a home in your surroundings.

The pieces you add for holiday should be things you could bring out any time of year to add a little POP to your décor. Red and green go together naturally, so if you find yourself choosing those colors together as accents throughout the year, go with it! Shouldn’t we all have a little holiday spirit during the other 11 months?

E – Throw from Terrain F – Tablecloth from  Terrain G – Mercury glass votive cups from Pottery Barn H – Mercury glass votive cups from World Market  I – Rug from Zinc Door

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