Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
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Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips

It's almost time to deck the halls!

Time to Deck the Halls

You just might be ready to start decking the halls in your own home or at least have started thinking about it. We’re walking you through a few of our favorite spaces to add holiday cheer and have styled each look with product from Threshold designed with Studio McGee exclusively sold at Target.

Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips

Start With The Front Door

Create a front door look that’ll last throughout the entire winter. We love adding a wreath with ribbon that adds to a winter color palette. Whether you’re pulling it out of storage or grabbing it from a store, when you’re dealing with faux it’s important to remember to fluff your greenery. Carefully pull and bend each piece until your wreath looks full.

After the wreath, we want to frame out the look by adding visual weight with planters and a potted plant for height. If you want to layer your doormat with an indoor/outdoor rug, try choosing one that goes with your indoor color palette. We love this look with a deep berry tone or a neutral color as well.

Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips

Decorate The Entry

Decorating for the holidays is more than just a the mantel and tree. Look for opportunities to layer on more holiday throughout the home. The entry is a great place to set the tone. Incorporate winter artwork, add in greenery, and don’t forget to layer in baskets with throws to get you through winter!

Carrying your color palette into your gift-wrapping helps make your look feel cohesive.

Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips

Create A Cozy Living Room

While we are spending more time at home, it’s important to pay attention to comfort just as much as aesthetics. Also, look at functionality. The right furniture pieces can do a lot of the work. If you have room, consider a console behind a sofa or a vertical shelving unit to add height to a space. Ottomans are great for spaces big and large. They add extra seating and make your home feel a little more lived in.

Shop the look.

 

Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips

Quick Tip: You can use ornaments as decorative objects! Displaying them in a bowl is a playful way to incorporate them into your holiday looks.

Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips

Make An Impact With Pillows And Throws

 

Nothing is more inviting than a cozy scent with a warm blanket draped over a couch. But also consider storing your throws in easy-to-reach solutions like a basket or folding your throws and placing them in any open storage nooks. It’s functional, it’s inviting, and the textiles add a little softness and warmth to the vignette. Incorporating pillows in your holiday palette can also tie in the room and bring in the holiday cheer.

 

Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips

Style Your Mantel

Stockings, stocking holders and greenery — it all sounds basic, but adding a little detail goes a long way. For an eclectic look, mix up your stockings. For smaller families, we love hanging them asymmetrically on one side of the mantel. For larger families, we love equally spacing them out across the mantel. Play around to see what looks good — there is no right way to do it!

If you need to, use multiple garlands to really fill the length. We always recommend measuring for the look you want to create. If you don’t have a mantel, consider using another horizontal space like a console or a hanging coat rack.

Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips

Deck Out The Coffee Table

 

Bring in the greenery with a vase on the coffee table. We typically want to break up the different types of greenery and used holly in the vase to play off of the other greens in the room.

Also, keep the styling simple. We want to have enough room to bring in some treats on a tray, so a couple of good coffee table books and a decorative object and/or a candle goes a long way.

Shop the look. 

Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips

Trim the Tree

 

We love thinking about this in four parts — the top, the bottom, the ornaments, and the decorative garland. Our biggest tip is to look for ornaments with different scales, shapes, and textures but tie it together with a unifying color palette.

Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips
Decorating for the Holidays – Our Tips