Bring Extra Cheer to Your Home this Holiday Season with Amelia’s Help
There are so many different ways to spread cheer and happiness during the holidays! Many people have already decked their halls for the season, so what are you waiting for? Amelia Laster, our Design and Merchandising Manager, has some great, simple, inexpensive tips to spruce up your Jagoe Home.
Even if you’re not throwing the dinner party of the year, you can really bring some life to your table with a few accents. Lush garland, wood chargers and silver candle holders make a simple and sophisticated touch. You can go a step further by adding a festival table runner or glass figurine embellishments, like these acrylic trees from Hobby Lobby.
Make white your base.
There’s no need to muck-up the clean, sleek look of your home, or slop on some green and red with your color scheme. A little fake snow makes for a perfect winter wonderland without ruining your home’s interior design. Bold pops of red can make a white canvas extra cheery! Buffalo check is one of Amelia’s favorite patterns to incorporate, which comes in red & black, as well as black & tan, if red is too bold for your taste. This also makes the perfect gift wrap!
If you really are in the spirit… don’t reserve your best holiday decor for only the main living areas. Amelia loves to decorate her kid’s rooms with their own “special” trees. Walmart carries a wide array of affordable, artificial trees that come in all sorts of colors! Also, entry ways can make a huge welcome statement. Put your family and guests in the giving mood as soon as they walk through the door with evergreen clippings, pine cones and a cozy blanket.
Opt in for modern ornaments.
We know your favorites are always going to be your mother’s old-fashioned, paper ornaments. Give your tree a fun, minimalist twist with geometric gold ornaments, like these at Target. Amelia also loves to incorporate something that sparkles in the middle of the tree. It really pops off the lights from within and makes the tree sparkle more!
Take inspiration from nature for your decorating scheme. Fresh evergreen boughs, garlands and wreaths combined with in-season citrus like lemons, tangerines and oranges can give your home a beautiful, natural look. Or, go look around in your backyard to see what pine cones or tree clippings you can find. Decorating pine cones can be a fun activity for your family – all that you need is glitter and spray paint!
Stage a holiday “shelfie.”
Shelves constantly beg for an update and a change. They are the perfect holiday vignette that you can easily organize with seasonal cheer. Mix in bowls of ornaments, tabletop trees (like the aforementioned acrylic trees) and other holiday accents like holly sprigs.
Add sparkle to unexpected places.
Deviate from the normal, traditional outdoor lighting, but only if Mr. Griswold will let you! Try draping them around trellis, birdbaths and other unique landscaping fixtures to illuminate your yard during the holidays. Added bonus – if you really, really like them, you can keep them around during the warmer months for more intimate outdoor lighting.