Your Holiday Home: Decor Tips

The holidays are upon us. That means spending time with family and friends. But it also means dragging out all of your holiday decor to get your home ready for the season.

This year, keep holiday decor simple and, focus more on the things that matter – family, friends and food.

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Celebrity Home Stager, Best-Selling Author and Lifestyle Expert Tori Toth about simple, elegant decor anyone can execute for the holidays. Here are her tips to get your home holiday ready in a flash.

White on White

Dare to embrace winter white by using all white decor this holiday season. The trick to using one main color in a decor scheme is to vary the tone, texture, pattern and height of the items being used in a room to create complex personality in one cohesive look.

Play Up Nature

Strategically accessorize an entryway with a seasonal arrangement that brings the outside in. Use birch, evergreens, twigs or winterberries to welcome guests into your home and make an easy transition from the outside. A design that utilizes nature or organic elements can instantly bring life into a dull space.

Mixed Metals

Bring in a few metallic accessories in finishes like gold, copper and silver to add that finishing touch to a room’s vignette. Just like adding a statement necklace with your favorite outfit, metallic accessories can attract the eye, so place some bling on a mantle, bar cart or as a dining room centerpiece to lure guests over.

Light Up the Holidays

Darkness quickly approaches on cold winter nights, so it’s important to set the mood with lighting. Create an elegant statement outside by decorating landscaping in white string lights or choose a colored flood light to highlight your home’s exterior. Inside turn on chandeliers, table lamps, candles and spark those fireplaces to create a cozy space for lingering guests.

Faux Fur Accessories

This hot interior design trend is not only luxurious, but inviting. Although faux fur is cozy use it sparingly in a room. One or two pieces — like a throw, pillow or rug — is all you need to dress up a sophisticated space. This is one accessory that guests will want to wrap themselves in.