December 8, 2010 § Leave a comment
One of my favorite things to do during the holiday season is to help anyone and everyone decorate for the Christmas season…imagine that.
Yesterday, Garrison and I had the opportunity to help one of our clients set-up and decorate her home for her upcoming Christmas party. We moved a few things out, brought a few things in and wall-ahhh; the space looked festive and pulled-together in no time at all.
Our client had both old and new decor to work with; some we used, and others we put back into the boxes. Remember, just because you have it doesn’t mean you have to, or need to display it. Simplify.
Take into consideration your existing accessory elements (the stuff you have out all year-long) when decorating for the holidays, don’t overdo the festive pieces. Work with the decor you have and add your holiday additions to enhance the space.
One more tip we’d like to share (that goes for accessorizing in general), when grouping items it’s nice to place them with similar items that tie them altogether; a unifying element if you will. For example, a few angel figurines, Santa related items, three small mercury glass votives, so on a so forth.
Remember, height and number are also key when doing this, make sure you have variations of height when placing accessories, and that your collection is a grouping of odd numbers. Odd numbers are more aesthetically pleasing to the eye, and collections in odd numbers work better for mixing and matching all your pieces together to create a more eclectic and balanced look.
While decorating we noticed a few pieces that we feel are classic Christmas decor staples, as well as a few trendy elements that we’d like to share with you. Whether you’re starting your decor from scratch, or want to know what we think are the “must-haves” for the season, allow me to elaborate and share our professional decor advice and opinion…
A few additional images of items GHID appreciates and deems as holiday staples for any home:
Written by: GHID Associate Interior Designer, Nicole Copko
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