The holidays are fast approaching and we can all feel the excitement!
It’s never too early to start preparing your home for this fun season. The earlier you determine what you need, the more time you’ll have to purchase new furnishings and find just the perfect spot to settle them before the guests arrive.
Whether you’re a seasoned holiday decorator or a novice who’s a bit unsure on where to start, we believe we have some ideas that will inspire you to make your home as festive as it can be!
Holidays would be incomplete without sharing a meal with your loved ones, so consider your dining spaces. Since the dining table is sure to be put to good use, make sure it’s big enough to seat all your guests. Tables with drop-down sides or removable leaves are preferable since they can be adjusted as needed. Add a festive look to the room by artfully displaying your holiday ornaments on cabinets, accent tables and other surfaces.
The living room is usually entertainment central so ensure yours fits the bill. A cozy settee or a comfy living room set is just the thing to entice your guests to sit down, chat and trade stories. Get an entertainment center to house your TV so everyone can comfortably gather around and watch those classic holiday movies we all love. Also, consider dressing the seats in this season’s stylish green, red or gold tones for a bold festive statement.
Kitchens are the heart of every home. If yours has enough space, consider placing a table and some chairs to create a nook where friends and family can catch up as meals are prepared. Adding a kitchen island would give you more space to prepare food while a baker’s rack is ideal for displaying your dinnerware or cookbooks. You can also purchase a stylish wine rack to stash those special wines you’ve been saving for the holidays.
Special occasions call for special décor solutions. Replace your usual lighting with new accent lamps, chandeliers or wall sconces to light up dark corners and get everyone feeling merry. Look for bright exterior lights or uniquely-designed lanterns to light up your backyard and draw you outside if the weather is pleasant enough. Don’t forget to string lights throughout the house for that magical holiday glow.
Accessories are perfect if you want to quickly transform any room in your house. Think about placing colorful throw pillows or rugs about the house for plush comfort. A bouquet of this season’s blooms in the hallway, framed holiday cards displayed on a wall or a mirror outlined in a festive garland are enough to breathe life into your home.
There’s nothing like a new item or two around the house to set off your holiday spirit! If you’re stumped for ideas, pop into Designer Furniture Gallery in St. George, Utah. We are sure to have something that’ll jog your imagination to help you infuse some holiday joy into your home this season.