Elegant Holiday Decorating Ideas

Decking the halls for the holidays doesn’t always mean red and green, spruce and pine or other traditional trimmings.  When you outfit your home for seasonal festivities, consider elegant appointments that give a nod to the celebrations to come in a more understated fashion.  Carefully-selected colors, dreamy fabrics and striking finishes can express the merriment of the season throughout your home in fresh, unexpected and beautiful ways. Consider these tips when decking the halls this season:

  • Snowy white bedding: A bed dressed in crisp, classic white linens automatically conveys a feeling of luxury and timelessness.  This look is often used in high-end hotels or extravagant resorts, but all-white linens are also perfect for any bedroom in your home, as well.  Beautiful white sheets, pillowcases and a snowy duvet bring to mind softly falling winter snow and offer the perfect backdrop for any combination of shades you wish to feature in your holiday decorating.  Add a bit of contrast with a softly-hued quilted coverlet to keep toes warm overnight as well as add additional style and grace to your sleep space.
  • Unusual décor pieces: Holiday décor is about more than jingle bells and boughs of holly.  Make your home merry, bright and festive with sophisticated accents like sparkling brass spheres, gleaming coasters, a striking vase, a lovely-yet-useful tray and other intentionally-chosen pieces that feature festive hues and subtle sparkle. Display treasured photos from past holiday celebrations in beautiful frames strategically placed intentionally in your home. Light the night with shimmering yet understated candleholders. Careful touches throughout your home’s spaces can express the wonder and beauty of the season in simple yet elegant ways.
  • Toss pillows with panache: One of the quickest ways to add a festive touch to your living areas, dining room, home office or sleep spaces is to incorporate a few elegant toss pillows.  Available in a variety of holiday-fitting jewel tones, warm and fluffy fur or seasonal shimmer and sparkle, toss pillows are simple to switch out, yet make a big statement in just about any room in your home. Whether you choose an unusual piece or something more traditional, toss pillows add beauty and tidings of comfort and joy to the spaces where you live, work and slumber.

Holiday decorating offers the opportunity to refresh the spaces in your home with seasonal décor and items that are beautiful to you.  While many traditional pieces and cherished family heirlooms will always have a place of honor many homes when decorating for the holidays, stop to embrace the simple peace that intentional and elegant holiday decorating offers.  Revel in the calm and bright of the season when you thoughtfully select simple yet festive luxury pieces for your home. Serene hues, delicate sparkle, lavish textures and lovely pieces can all deliver the beauty of the season in a lovely and graceful way.

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