December 05, 2013
The holidays have arrived and with the chilly weather, it definitely feels more like it! If you haven't already decorated your home for the holidays here are some unique tips from one of Polygon's interior designers:
HOLIDAY THEMED DECOR
Have holiday themed or patterned pillow covers to pull out every year to add instant Christmas cheer! Keep with similar colours in your Christmas décor for a nice flow throughout your space. I enjoy a silver, gold and white palette. For the bold – add a Red or Turquoise into the mix and change it up from year to year.
O CHRISTMAS TREE
Try new ways of decorating your Christmas tree. I like the unique way of standing the Christmas tree in a large old wine bottle or vase - just be sure to fasten the tree with string to the wall at the back!
WREATHS & GARLANDS
Visit your local home or garden centre for natural and fresh wreaths and garlands, then add your own baubles to go with your colour theme. This way you can bring the comforting natural scent of Christmas pine to your home.
Try these battery operated micro lights from Restoration Hardware for indoor decoration. Mini lights under a glass terrarium create an impressive and dramatic effect that would look beautiful on a fireplace mantle or on top of a piano for added holiday drama. To add a stronger, more bolder touch, trying using different shaped lighting on the Christmas tree. I like these round garden lights because adds a bit of a retro spin.
Use any leftover pieces from your garland and wreaths and add in some natural pine sprigs and twine to wrap gifts. It is a beautiful way to enhance the senses and added dimension to your gifts.
For unique ways to greet your guests and set the tone, make ice sculptures with holly and pine for your tea lights to sit outside your front door. Or bring it all inside by making an iced shaped wreath using cranberries and mint for a festive way to cool your holiday punch!
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Interior Designer, Polygon Interior Design