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Holiday Decor Tips

I know that all of you are elbow deep right now in preparing your Thanksgiving dinners, but we all know that as soon as the dinner plates are cleaned up, the holiday decorating begins!

So I wanted to share a few tips with you to get you off to a great start.

Start at Your Front Door

The front door sets the tone for the rest of your home.  Make sure your wreath is worthy of your front door!  Staying with my “bigger is better” theory, the best size for a wreath is 30-36-inches.  The general rule is that it should cover at least two-thirds of your door.  Add some lanterns filled with ornaments or lighted trees in your every day pots. The key is to make your front door welcoming and festive.

Use What You Have

I love using decor that I already have and turning it into part of my holiday decorations.  Take a tour of your home and look at things a different way.  Use your glass vessels or trays that are part of your everyday design, and transform them with a sprig of holly or gold dusted pine cones.

Pump Up the Neutrals

So many of us have embraced the more neutral tones in our decor — if you want to tone down the traditional reds and greens and stay with the neutral tones, consider using white or metallics in your holiday decorations.

Don’t Forget Your Guests

The guest room is a room we tend not to go into very often, and sometimes it gets the leftover decor.  So many of us will have family and friends stay with us for the holidays so don’t forget about them!  Add a festive throw and pillows on the bed, a holiday scented candle or diffuser and a welcome basket with cookies, candy, and a book with Christmas stories. You’ll see this cute little Santa keeping guests company when they wash their hands.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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