Merry Decorating: 5 Pro Holiday Style Tips

November 29, 2017

Rachel Rivers, Production Designer at Living Spaces, offers 5 highly affordable, highly attainable ways to deck your halls this holiday season. 


The latest minimalist home trends are making decorating your home for the holidays easier and more affordable than ever. The pared-down Scandinavian-style spaces that saturate our social feeds, plus today’s folksy, nature-inspired holiday trends, create a perfect balance of wild and whimsy this season.

From replacing traditional color schemes with monochromatic palettes or jewel tones, to incorporating a few backyard cuttings and festive crafts, you don’t need much to turn your home into a winter wonderland.

1. Add greenery . . . everywhere.

Whether effortlessly laid across your mantle, simply displayed in a bud vase in your guest bathroom, or elegantly arranged on your banister, a bit of natural foliage will add a natural, welcoming touch to your home.

2. Turn down the lights.

Include mercury votive candles in each room for an intimate glow. Use flameless candles or LED string lights for a kid-friendly option.

3. Put a ribbon on it.

From red and gold, to emerald and cobalt, add a pop of color by tying a ribbon around a bundle of books, stack of guest towels or foyer mirror. For a more natural look, use twine or burlap ribbon topped with a bit of greenery.

4. Boldly mix textures and patterns.

Dress up your sofa with faux fur throw blankets and embellished pillows. Buffalo check, plaid and Nordic patterns on home accents also add instant holiday cheer. Got baskets and tassels? Add those too.

5. Amp up your holiday drink station.

The holidays pretty much demand an Instagram-worthy bar cart. A set of gold glassware, fancy decanters and colorful garnishes, in addition to the cocktail essentials, of course, will do the trick. If you don’t have a bar cart, use a grand tray to display your beverage necessities on a sofa table or kitchen island.


Follow Rachel Rivers at @rachelinteriors

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