Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn
To help keep your decorating simple yet seasonal, Kathy Passarette of Long Island, New York based Creative Home Expressions, a interior decorating, home staging and redesign firm, offers these tips:
Clear glass vases from Pottery Barn (starting at $24) or apothecary jars from decorator discount stores such as Home Goods (starting at $12.99) offer a wealth of opportunity for decorating. Fill these creative "blank canvases" with Faux Cranberry Vase Filler from Pottery Barn for $14, German Glitter Stars Vase Filler for $19 or Pinecone Vase Filler for $14. These make a great statement and give you a seasonal touch without being overwhelming.
FLOR carpet tiles from InterfaceFLOR allow you to make your own runner, doormat or area rug just for the holidays. These innovative and colorful carpet tiles come in Spiroflake and Tannenbaum specifically for this time of year. When the holidays are over, take it apart and pack it away for next year.
Fill a wall with a temporary holiday greeting or favorite quote, like "Every time a bell rings an angel gets its wings". Wonderful Graffiti has pre-made quotes or you can create your own. These removable transfers will come right off after the holidays. You may like them so much you'll leave them up year round. Visit them at http://secure.wonderfulgraffiti.com/.
You can pick up a set of 6 glass chargers at Target for $35.99. Showcase your existing china by placing it on top of these chargers. Target also carries holiday themed chargers if you want to add a little seasonal touch to plain china.
Two of Ballard Designs Preserved Boxwood Topiaries and a little ribbon get your mantel set for the holidays. This simple touch adds a festive look, and when the holidays are over, just remove the ribbon.
Slipcovers are a great way to dress up your furniture for the holidays. From dining chairs to sofas you can find something in every price range at Surefit Slipcovers, Linens ‘n Things and JC Penney, to name a few. They can be temporary touches or full-time fix-ups.
These quick and simple decorating tips can help you get through the hustle and bustle of the holidays, so you can enjoy more time with family and friends.
For more tips and information visit Creative Home Expressions at http://www.creativehomeexpressions.com .