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Building Holiday Cheer!

With the holidays among us, it’s easy to get lost on the hustle and bustle of the season. Between sending cards, shopping for gifts, cooking large meals and entertaining guests, it can get to be a lot this time of year. Use these tips to work with the space you have to create festive holiday cheer in your home:

  1. Don’t focus on the square footage: when it comes to holiday decorating, more square footage doesn’t make a home merrier. Focus on key things like family decorations that have been passed down through generations
  2. Make furniture do double duty: No room for a big dinner party? That’s no reason to shy away from throwing a fabulous feast. “A cocktail table or bar cart can be a great alternative to traditional table seating,” Hiemstra explains. “Just drape a chic fabric over a small table or shelf, throw some sheepskins on the floor, and you’ll have a cozy place to host a fun holiday dinner.”
  3. Choose open space – For big impact, open up walls and hallways for more livable space.
  4. Decorate with White Berries – Red and green don’t always need to take center stage. White faux berries as garland around a tree makes for a clean and simple impactful statement piece for your holiday decor.
  5. Go Neutral. For a more subtle look, use neutral tones to complement your evergreen.
  6. Minimalist Home Décor. With a few key design principles and ideas, you can have your home decorated with as few as one or two large focal point items. Another idea is to simply hang some accent wreaths in the space. Wide red fabric for hanging them adds some festive color. This is a great idea if you have a certain accent color in your space! In that case, you can match the fabric the wreaths hang from to whatever accent color is in your space. This gives you a festive look and keeps to the overall style of the room.