October has come and gone, and it’s officially time to pack away the ghosts and goblin decor and transition your home into a holiday themed oasis. Creating an elegant and charming holiday atmosphere while balancing functionality for a family home can be quite the task – Follow along for some secrets to transforming your home for the season!

Stick to a Color Scheme:

Traditionally, when thinking of a  holiday decor color scheme, we automatically think red and green. However, a soft neutral palette can create a comfortable atmosphere just as well! Using whites, tans, and a strategic pop of more colorful hues (think dark teals, navys, and violets!) will set your space apart from the rest.

It’s all about  B A L A N C E:

One common mistake when it comes to decorating for the holidays is feeling the need to over-decorate. While dramatic statement pieces go can still go a long way, another subtle but effective way to style your room is to pair festive trinkets, wreaths, mistletoe, and more to create a cohesive and cheerful design.

Set the Table:

One of my favorite parts about decorating is designing tablescapes! Whether you prefer a sparkly snowflake theme or a traditional table setting complete with garland, candles, and deep red hues, setting your table is a functional and beautiful way to display your holiday cheer. Simply having a designed tablescape can instantly create joyful space to entertain!

Incorporate The Sentimental Pieces:

There is nothing more special than cherishing holiday memories with friends and family. A simple way to add to the holiday spirit is to use decorative pieces that tell a story, like a handmade ornament, or holiday-themed family portraits!

Most importantly, it is key to incorporate the most important decorative piece of all – celebrating all of the joy that the holiday season brings, and every moment with friends and family as you close-out another incredible year!

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