We’re entering the special time of year when thoughts of sprucing up your decor for the holidays and beyond dance in our heads.
The holiday season presents the perfect time for a house to home style spruce, and by spruce I’m not talking Christmas trees, garlands, and wreaths (for the moment).
Besides delicious holiday fare, why not serve your guests (and more importantly yourself) a delicious visual feast by sprucing up your decor for the holidays and beyond.
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, by now you know my personal design style falls into the traditional to classic category.
Walnut Gateleg Drop Leaf Table with Drake Carved Feet
Traditional has proven over the years to be an excellent canvas to build upon.
At certain points throughout my style journey, I’ve wondered if my consistent gravitation toward home decor accents and furnishings typical of my preferred design style places me in a design style rut.
Through trial and error I learned to trust my taste and eye, and in doing so gained confidence in my personal design choices.
Introducing new traditional and modern accents into the scheme keep things fresh.
Alexander the Great Torso Wall Sculpture
Now let’s get to the sprucing up house and home for the holidays and beyond part of the show.
Mixing chair styles, especially in terms of captain dining chairs, is a dynamite way of creating visual interest.
Side Wing Chair French Country Farmhouse
As much as I love decorating, my budget limits me from purchasing new furnishings at every season and holiday occasion.
Set of 2 Black Hand Carved Mahogany Wood Caned Wing Back Chair
This is where “at home” shopping comes in.
Assess your decor situation, pull items from one space to add to another, and see what you come up with.
If size limitations pose a problem, drop leaf and gateleg tables offer a stylish solution.
A drop leaf table works beautifully in a foyer, dining room, or even as a tabletop home for a HD LED TV.
Antique English Country Scrubbed Pine Drop Leaf Table circa 1890
By no means has the design and decorating world grown tired of the neutral color palette.
8 Light Shabby Chic French Country Chandeliers
Neutral foundation pieces continue to beautifully perform as a decorative canvas to work with to accent and anchor a space.
Halen Elton Home Antique French Country Chandelier Pendant
Less is so much more when it comes to certain accents and accessories, and the addition of a cord cover to a chandelier is one such situation.
The Gray Barn Ingleside 5-light Chandelier
I refer to a cord cover as decorative lagniappe.
Dining room and foyer chandeliers tend to be a focal point accent, making them a preferable candidate for a cord cover.
Cord covers pull function and finished double duty.
Chains and wires are out of sight while giving the fixture a finished look.
Illusive Green SW 9164 – Connected Gray SW 6165
Chelsea Mauve SW 0002 – Pinky Beige SW 0079
Perfect Greige SW 6073 – Dustblu SW 9161
Softened Green SW 6177 – Creamy SW 7012
With the popularity of the modern farmhouse decorating style, the neutral palette has expanded from warm taupes and creamy whites to shades of matte greige, dusty blue, and pale green.
Deville Russelle Sideboard
John Richard Lille Persian Blue Buffet
Audrey Gray White Pine Sideboard
Speaking of holidays, gifting, and interiors…
Interiors art prints make fantastic hostess or from me to you gifts.
Holsoe – Woman in an Interior Art Print
You may be wondering how a space primarily decorated in traditional style could possibly coexist with modern accessories and maintain its balance and scale without disturbing the visual flow.
the state of being strikingly different from something else in juxtaposition or close association.
Contrast attracts the eye and creates visual interest.
Jessie D. Miller Interior Design
Being on team home decor and furnishings make excellent Christmas gifts, it wouldn’t take much for me to be persuaded to put this decorative fireplace surround on my Dear Santa list.
Impressive home decor accents and furnishings is the decor for the holidays gift that keeps on giving year-round.