How to Add Pizazz to Your Holiday Decor

November 7th, 2012

Well the holidays are upon us!  As much as I’d like to savor one holiday at a time, I can’t help but pull out a few Christmasy things before the big turkey day.  I know there are purists out there, but for me waiting until after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas proves much too difficult, especially with elementary school children begging to open the Christmas closet the day after Halloween.   Also because we host a party every year and I like to get started early on the decorations. 

Do you ever feel like those Christmas decorations you bring out of storage look a little tired?  Of course we all love our traditions and keepsakes, they bring the most nostalgic feelings, but sometimes the same old thing can feel like… the same old thing. 

To inspire you, I invited Michelle of Ten June back to share some tips on adding pizazz to your holiday decor.  Please welcome back Michelle and her insight on mixing it up this season with fresh ideas for holiday decorating. 

“As I walked through a department store last week, I watched the store employees beginning to arrange holiday decorations around the store.  My first reaction was complete surprise – is it really that time of year again?  But that feeling was quickly surpassed by one of excitement.   Yes, it’s time to pack up those witch hats and jack-o-lanterns and break out your holiday décor.

While I was watching the department store employees decorate, I realized that I want to do a little something different with my decorating this holiday season. Traditional Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year decorations are certainly beautiful, but my mind started wandering as to ways I could add some zing to my holiday décor this year. How could I kick my holiday decorating up a notch? After some intense research (ie. browsing the pages of my favorite magazines and clicking away on Pinterest… okay, so really fun research!), I’ve come up with three solid ways for anyone to add pizazz to your holiday decorating!

1. Incorporate a punch of unexpected color.

One way to add pizazz into your holiday décor is to incorporate a punch of an unexpected color.  We all expect red and green in Christmas decorations or orange and brown for Thanksgiving; while these traditional colors are beautiful, they certainly don’t surprise anyone.  Instead of using customary colors, change up your holiday look and think outside of the box with your holiday décor color scheme!  Your guest will love the refreshing change!

Outside of Valentine’s Day, pink is a totally unanticipated, but such a fun, holiday color. Who wouldn’t smile at seeing a hot pink Christmas tree or pastel pumpkin?

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Tonic Living Giveaway!

November 7th, 2012

Hello all, I’m so excited to share a fabulous giveaway with you today! I’m such a lover of fabric, it really does have the power to transform a space, to modernize, refresh, uplift!

I mentioned years ago what a big fan I am of Tonic Living, and today I’ve partnered with them to bring you a giveaway!  Remember this fresh fabric by Dwell Studio that I made into a tablecloth for a recent tablescape?   Yep, it’s from Tonic Living!   fabric from tonic living

 

Tonic Living has dozens and dozens of the chicest fabrics for all of your home decor needs and in styles ranging from retro to geometric to floral, I just know you’ll become a big fan too.   This week, Tonic Living is giving away two $75 gift certificates to their online shop!

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They also carry pillow covers for sprucing up your bedroom, chair, or sofa!

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Eligibility to win one of two $75 gift certificates to Tonic Living:

1) Hop on over to Tonic Living and pick a favorite fabric or pillow, then leave a comment naming your favorite! 

2) For a second chance to win, link to this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter, then leave a second comment telling where you linked (FB or Twitter).

  

Two winners, US and Canada only.  Giveaway ends on Saturday November 10th, 2012 at 8 p.m. PST.   By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.

 

THIS GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED.

WINNERS:  #414 Abby and #960 Martha Harris

Winners notified via email.

 

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