Decorating for the Holidays

Natural pinecones, white candles, and a touch of greenery for decorating for the holidays

November is such an exciting time of the year. With so many holidays so close in time together, many of us find ourselves undecorating from Halloween and then decorating for the holidays. But what if I told you that you could save yourself time by incorporating pieces and accessories that will transition from season to season, holiday to holiday? Here are some tips:

Bring Nature Indoors

When it gets cooler outside, I love to stay close to nature by bringing it inside. It is the best way to keep cozy and warm while still having that natural element and texture around me. A great way to do just that is by adding greenery such as Magnolias or Evergreen and draping them over a cabinet top or make it the centerpiece for a table. You can even add birch logs to bring it all together. Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween either. Use them to decorate around your home for the fall holiday.

Around other areas of the home, there can be bowls filled with pinecones, boxwood balls and faux fruits such as apples and pears. These items also work well in wreaths to hang on your door.

Add Some Color

Make the natural décor stand out with metallic colors. I love using gold and silver pillars and candlestick holders to accent a white candle. I also advise steering away from the common reds. Instead, using neutral colors along with an emerald green. Accessorize more by adding neutral plaids and buffalo check prints.

A Subtle Transition

As the weather gets colder, nothing beats adding throw pillows and thick, wool fleece blankets into the mixture. At this point, pumpkins get stored away for the following year and can be replaced with moss balls and faux berries. Sprinkle a bit of fake snow, and you are all ready for the winter!

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