Since 2009, I’ve been working in the interior design industry. I’ve interned for a hospitality design company, worked in various furniture and fabric showrooms, and been an interior designer for a design-build firm. I decided to hang out my shingle and launch m studio interior design in 2015. And now I get to do what I love best: Design homes that are totally customized to the clients I work with!
The holiday season is upon us, and it’s the perfect time to transform your home into a festive wonderland! For us design fans eager to infuse their spaces with holiday cheer, here are five tips to deck your halls and make this season merry and bright!
Embrace the warmth of the season by incorporating rich, cozy color palettes. Opt for traditional hues like deep reds, forest greens, and shimmering golds to add a touch of elegance. I love using the whites and golds as a major theme for decor with pops of deep reds sprinkled in. Experiment with textures and patterns, like velvet pillows and decor with matte and shiny finishes, to create depth and visual interest in your space.
Let your imagination run wild with whimsical and playful decorations. From quirky ornaments to whimsical wreaths, infuse your home with personality. Consider a themed tree adorned with unique baubles or a mantelpiece decorated with nutcrackers and snow globes for an enchanting focal point. This year, I’ve attempted to design a mannequin tree of gold and white ornaments.
Lighting can set the mood like nothing else. Swap out your regular bulbs for warm, soft-glowing string lights or candles strategically placed throughout your home. Consider LED candles for safety and longevity, and don’t forget to dim the overhead lights to create a cozy ambiance.
Bring the beauty of the outdoors inside by incorporating natural elements into your décor. Pinecones, holly, evergreen branches, and cinnamon sticks not only add a rustic charm but also infuse your home with delightful scents that evoke the holiday spirit. These serve as great little additions to the Christmas tree, tabletop garlands and centerpieces!
Unleash your creativity and add a personal touch to your holiday décor with DIY crafts. Create custom stockings for each family member, craft handmade ornaments, or design your own festive centerpiece or holiday wreath using items from nature or recycled materials. These unique touches will make your home feel extra special and personalized.
Remember friends, the key to successful holiday décor is to HAVE FUN and let your creativity shine! Whether you prefer a classic, sophisticated look or a more whimsical and eclectic vibe, these tips will help you transform your space into a festive retreat that celebrates the joy of the season.
Happy decorating, and may your holidays be filled with warmth, laughter, and beautifully designed spaces!
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