A Guide to Elegant Holiday Home Decor
Contributed by Dakota Hendrix
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
This means - it's time for new home decor. It's time to prepare your home for colder days and the most beloved holiday. However, because 2021 has not been a typical year, it may require some decor upgrades. Instead of the usual brightly colored and showy decorations that may have been suitable in previous years, you should keep it simple, classy, and fun this year. To help you out, we came up with some easy ideas to make your home look sophisticated this winter. Read our guide to elegant holiday home decor and find out how to bring the holiday spirit into your home. And all of it without spending too much time or money.
Choose a Simple Color Palette
Winter white goes well with almost everything. It is easy to mix and match, and it looks elegant. However, other colors can also be a great addition to your holiday home decor. Red, for example, is always a good choice for Christmas, as well as green. Also, orange and yellow can add a nice splash of color if added to the right spots. Even different shades of cream or brown can look glamorous in a wood-themed room. Not to mention the impact a pastel blue can have in contrast with yellow or pale pink. It will add a sense of warmth and relaxation to your house. In addition, you can use different colors to give each room a theme. It's just amazing how you can use color to enhance interior design.
Choose a theme for each room
The easiest way to bring the holiday spirit into a room is to decorate it with a theme. For example, you can choose a gold and green theme for your living room. After you've decided on a theme, it's easy to add the finishing touches. Simple decorations can transform an entire space, and you can make them yourself. There are many DIY ideas for low-cost decor that you can later reuse. Just do some research on affordable ideas for every season, and you will find enough inspiration to fill the whole house with beautiful ornaments. It is that simple and inexpensive to make your home elegant for the holidays.
If you have a fireplace, let it stand out
Winter brings snow and cold, making us want to spend more time indoors by the fireplace. Therefore, fireplaces should become the centerpiece of any house, and the mantel can help you put it in the spotlight. For instance, you can place on the mantel some faux garlands tied with red ribbons. Or faux snow globes and candle ornaments, as well as seasonal fruit. You can even make some beautiful decorations out of things you already have. Put some shiny Christmas tree ornaments in hurricane glasses and place them on the mantel for a sparkling visual effect. Also, you can use some bright-colored ornaments in fruit bowls or cake stands to create beautiful and elegant decorations. They will draw attention to any spot you wish to highlight.
Have sweet winter dreams in your warm and cozy bedroom
The next step in our guide to elegant holiday home decor is creating a cozy bedroom. Bring in the fluffy artillery! Furry and fuzzy are the words to keep in mind while decorating your bedroom this winter. Pillows, blankets, rugs, and faux sheepskin are every cozy bedroom's main items. First, you can stack some fluffy pillows on the bed and place a throw on an armchair or bed chest. It will look quite elegant. Then, you can place furry rugs on the sides of the bed, so you can step on something soft and warm when you wake up. According to the experts at Evolution Moving, carpets can also prevent your hardwood floors from being damaged if you have to move furniture. Although the best thing you can do is leave these kinds of jobs to the professionals. That way, you don't have to worry about the integrity of your flooring or furnishings.
Use light to your advantage
Another great way to make your home look more elegant this holiday season is to light it the right way. And because winter brings shorter days, you really need to make your house shine. Let there be light! Open the curtains during the day and let all the natural light come in. Or, replace your heavy curtains with ones that are more transparent so that you can control how much light comes in. A room that is too bright can have as bad an impact as a room that is too dark. But, if you manage to get it right, the light will help you make any room look bigger. For evenings, you can use fairy lights to brighten up dark corners. Or use them to highlight important areas such as windows or door frames. You can also use candles to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Incorporate nature into your elegant holiday home decor
Using seasonal greenery to decorate your home can make it look stylish. Wreaths, for example, are a great way to bring a bit of nature inside. Use some evergreen, holly, boxwood, or magnolia leaves to create colorful wreaths that you can hang anywhere. To make them look more rustic, combine the greenery with pine cones and dried fruit. And, if you want them to look more modern, combine them with ornaments, lights, and flowers. Hang them over the fireplace, in the hallway, or the foyer. And don't forget the entrance door. It will help visitors feel the holiday spirit before entering your home. In addition, you can use evergreen branches and pine cones to create dining room table decorations in combination with candles. Alternatively, you can arrange some branches in vases, decorate them with ornaments, and put them in dull corners. They will brighten the place up in a second.
Douse your home in the jolly spirit!
If you love the holidays, this guide to elegant home decor will surely give you some inspiration on how to douse your home in the jolly spirit. Use them as-is or as a starting point for your own unique design.