Holiday decorating was my first foray into design growing up and it's still just as magical to me.
It's great to start with a clear direction of the style and color palette you're going for and carry that through the home.
When decorating the mantel (regardless of the season), start with a focal point! This keeps the space feeling grounded and not like a jumbled mess of Christmas decorations. No holiday fireplace is complete without stockings and greenery – fresh/faux garland or a wreath. Layering a print is a great way to give a more eclectic look and add color.
We love using gold in our holiday decor. It's festive but neutral, so it will make a beautiful statement while remaining versatile. This Gold Tulum Pot is from our shop.
Unconventional colors feel festive when they're metallic. These Mercury Glass Mini Ornaments are great because they're elegant and whimsical, perfect for the holiday season. I love that they have a true vintage look to them. The metallic tones juxtapose the worn look of this wood bowl.
Make sure you have wire cutters and floral wire to fasten your garland onto the the banister! We like to drape or have the garland follow the line of the banister rather than wrapping it around tightly. We add silk ribbon in our color palette in long bows to soften the look.
When you're styling your home with day-to-day decor, you can change color palettes from room to room, but for holiday it's best to stick with one color palette. We tend to like whites, creams, browns, and greens year after year. We then add in more colors with ornaments and ribbon. We want Christmas to feel comfortable and cozy. This rug can be used in everyday style, but is instantly made Christmas-y when paired with the garlands.
When decorating the kitchen we'll create a focal point with a grouping of 3 things on the island or peninsula. We added a vase with greens for height, a jar for color, and a low tray for fruit. This grouping can work in any kitchen!
Some of the inside decor will also work to make your home look merry from the outside. We hung wreaths on all of the front windows.
We made the front door extra special by adding bells and ribbon to our wreath. Layering for winter is a must – we place indoor/outdoor rugs underneath outdoor mats to the space feel. We used this outdoor mat because it's got natural fibers and a simple design. You can easily clean our McGee & Co. indoor/outdoor rugs. Placing things on the side of the door helps fill the space and adds height and levels.