By Sue Pitchforth. Your exterior Christmas décor is complete so now let’s move inside and create that special festive atmosphere where it's warm!
Interior Foyer/Entrance Way Create a warm holiday welcome for your friends and family:
- Add a bench, ottoman, couple of festive pillows or a throw. Bringing in interest and texture.
- Have a small table and mirror? Add greenery to the mirror, an old tray with candles, pine cones and clementines. A quick and easy vignette.
- Curly willow adds a nice touch to a glass vase, faux snow, baubles placed in front of the mirror.
Fireplace Mantels Decorating mantels can be intimidating to most of us at the best of times, let alone during the holiday season. I encourage you to keep it simple. Simple does not have to mean boring!
- Three glass vases with dogwood inside, lined up in a row, add greenery around the vases and fill in with small baubles making a fresh Christmas look.
- Have existing artwork over the mantel? Why not remove it for the Christmas season and replace it with a wreath.
- Take stock of what accessories you have already and how you can re-purpose them for your mantel. Make sure that you create your Christmas vignette with varying heights. Try something new.
Main Floor Bathroom These are usually very small spaces and can give us a challenge when decorating for the holidays. Not to fear, here are some tips for you to consider:
- Bring out the Christmas hand towels.
- Don’t forget the back of the toilet. A glass bowl, vase or even a low dish or platter can make a great holder for an array of Christmas items: pine cones, greenery, a candle and other small ornaments.
- Add a Reed Diffuser in a Christmas fragrance. Just because a space is small doesn’t mean that it can’t look and smell amazing!
Dining Room Let’s breathe some warm, festive air into this space, making memorable family memories and new traditions for everyone to enjoy.
- Have windows in your dining room? Why not consider hanging a wreath in the center of each window by a beautiful ribbon. This clean, fresh look brings the outside in and has a wonderful fragrance.
- Hang greenery or baubles from your chandelier at different heights to create a unique focal point for your space.
- Your side board can transform into a festive display. Bring in a couple of small Christmas trees with lights; place them on charger plates to tie into your Christmas table.
- Use lanterns and add battery operated lights or candles and line them up. Pull the look together by adding touches of greenery under the lanterns.
I hope I have sparked your creativity and inspired you to believe that you can create a wonderful, memorable Christmas, making this the best one yet.
Let your Christmas creativity shine!