Decking the Halls

Adding substance and style to your Christmas tree can be quite a task for some. I recently paired up with Fox Tampa Bay & Lindsay Milner of A Design Story to show you some great tips to keep in mind!

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Are your holiday decorations up yet or do you wait until Christmas Eve to deck your halls? Have you ever had a hard time trying to decide the best “tree location” and “holiday style” for your home?

Here are a few tips A Design Story and I came up with to help you…

– Stay consistent and unified within smaller spaces.

– In larger spaces or closed floor plans, you can have a little more freedom to do something different in a few of the rooms.

– The newest trend is “transitional” ornaments because the style allows you to match the look you already have in your space and add more ornaments and embellishments without looking too busy!

– Select a room where people naturally gather to put your tree (especially if you only have one).

– Look for a place that doesn’t obstruct traffic flow in the room.

– The tree will be a focal point regardless of where you put it, but try positioning it in front of an existing focal area to make a more powerful design statement.

– Position it in a place that you can sit and enjoy the sparkles, twinkling lights and shiny ornaments!

– Look for inspiration from your favorite holiday accessory and build off of that.

The clients A Design Story and I decorated for in this TV Segment had totally different styles that worked for their specific homes. If you are looking for that modern touch, use less ornaments and brighter colors. For the traditional look, a plethora of ornaments in all shapes and sizes, garland or ribbons and reds, gold’s, greens and silvers are the perfect hues to stick with. Then for transitional, a full tree with colors in your homes palette like gold’s, blacks, browns, silvers or even whites.

Is holiday decorating easy for you? What’s your style, what’s your take? We wanna know!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday from A Design Story and I!!

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