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Holiday Colors for Decorating Your Home This Season

It’s that time of year again. You’re ready to decorate for the holidays, but you don’t know how you want your home to look. Of course, the traditional red and green Christmas color scheme is the first to spring to mind, but what if you want your personality to show through this holiday season? Here are some different ways to change up your decorating this year

Blue and silver are a great combination for the holiday season. This color scheme not only looks great upon an evergreen but makes for a fantastic winter theme. The ice blue and shimmering silver is a perfect compliment to the cold winter weather, but, instead of frigid, it leaves your home refreshing and bright.

silver and blue Christmas decor

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Gold is another perfect color for the holiday season. It not only works for Christmas but also for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa decorations. This glisten of gold stands out on its own, but it also complements other seasonal favorites: reds, greens, and blues. We suggest you opt for gold curtains to keep out the gold and add a warm glow to your living room. Incorporate gold mantle pieces and table decorations to brighten your home during this season of lights.

Gold Upholstered Chair and Christmas Tree

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Dreaming of a white Christmas? With how the winter is shaping up in New York City, if you want a winter wonderland, you are going to need to make one yourself. Go for an all-white color scheme. Adding the white detail onto your Christmas tree will make it look like it snowed in your own home. Finish the illusion by adding a white ottoman, a throw rug, and some throw pillows. No matter the weather outside, you home will be bright and luxurious winter landscape.

White upholstered ottoman and upholstered chair, white christmas tree

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If you can’t pick one color that you want to use this holiday season, you don’t have to. Jumbling different colors and patterns has been long-standing Christmas tradition. From draping your home in multi-colored lights and mismatched ornaments. You can do a mixture of colors and really get creative with your holiday decor. Incorporate vibrant colors like lime green, pink, and orange. A hodge-podge collection of decor and color bring a traditional feel that can make even the most modern homes feel more cozy.

multicolored Christmas living room

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But, if you are a sucker for the classics and want to decorate around a red and green theme, then make it pop. Add in colors like silver or gold to make your display more eye-catching. You can incorporate metallics in your decorating by adding a few silver and gold ornaments on your tree. This will bring some sparkle to your space as well as make your personality shine through this traditional look.

multi-colored Christmas tree and blue and red throw upholstered pillow

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The holiday season is the best time of year to show off your home. Don’t be afraid to go bold and wow your holiday guests.

Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays


If you have been visiting our site or subscribed to our specials newsletter then you know that we are helping our customers prepare their home for the holiday season. So this week we thought it was only fitting that we write a guide for those who need some vision.

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Start by simplifying.

So where do you start? First, look at whichever room you are redesigning (say the living room) from a third party perspective. Take some pictures from the entranceway, from the sofa, from the fireplace, etc, and form an objective opinion on your room’s arrangement. How do these photos look? Is there furniture that seems to be in the way or crowding the area? If so, it might be a good idea to move that piece to another area or room, or even sell/give it away if it’s not worth keeping.

Alternatively, you can “rebuild” your living room. Picture the room empty. Then begin adding back furniture and decor. Anything that is left out can be done away with.

Now that we have removed what wasn’t needed, we can improve on what remains.

First, plan the arrangement. Two things to consider here are:

1. Flow

You want to make sure that everyone can easily move around the room, unobstructed by nightstands, floor lamps, and occasionals.

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2. Focus

What should be the focal point of the room? Is it your holiday centerpiece that you place on the mantle of the fireplace every year? Or is it your new area rug that makes your open space concept much more intimate? Center your furniture around what matters the most to you.

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Get inspired.

This is a good time to open up that Pinterest account of yours and start running through your favorite room designs. What pops out to you? Any pieces, colors, or patterns that strike you? Items could be as small as a must-have ottoman or be as drastic as reupholstering your sofa.

Lighten the place up a bit.

Also, don’t forget about lighting. Now that the evening night sets in earlier, you want to be able to illuminate the room with a flattering glow. Lamps, mirrors, and (of course) candles are a must. Use low-watt bulbs to warm the room and dim down the overhead lighting for a more intimate atmosphere.

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Solve the seating situation.

When you are entertaining guests, you have to consider if your living room will be able to seat everyone comfortably. Stacking stools and ottomans are easily tucked away when not in use, and benches and occasionals are welcomed additions to any living space.

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You have only just begun.

Seating, lighting, and arrangement are just the start of preparing your home for the holiday season. Once you have the room organized and your pieces are reupholstered and refreshed, you can begin shopping for the nick-nacks and decorations that complete the seasonal look.