Using unconventional holiday decor will help extend the longevity of it far past the holidays. We recently did a photoshoot with the most beautiful tablescape and it inspired me to make decorating & entertaining feel both festive, yet unexpected. We added in colorful Murano glassware and black & white place settings to our table to bring in a vintage vibe. I’m really obsessing with mixing modern and old lately, but think of a loose thematic for your particular space and play into that.
Try incorporating a surprising color scheme like rich teals, deep purples and burgundy. Accenting these colors with silver or gold pieces around your home will further winterize the feeling of your space. Find large, bold garlands that can be added around your fireplace or smaller, more subdued pieces like candlesticks. Metallics are one of this season’s hottest trends both in décor & fashion and will always add an instant bit of glam.
On your tables, mix and max Lucite décor in holiday shapes like nutcrackers or trees and add blown glass vases with season florals or Amaranthus. An oversized arrangement on the table always brings a wow factor when having guests over for dinner. You can also bring in a more moody vibe by using seasonal fruits as centerpieces; think plums, pomegranates and grapes. And replace an evergreen wreath with an funky one made of deep teal or chic white colored feathers.
If you want to swap your throw pillows and/or blankets, seasonal textures like velvet and faux fur will add both warmth and depth. Keeping the rest of the décor neutral in black, white and beige will really allow these fabrics & colors to pop.
Staying away from too many “here comes Santa” signs will allow you to enjoy your winter décor right up until spring.
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