Designing with Carol – October 2014

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Along with joy and cheer comes our favorite part of the holidays—decorating. Tis’ the season… to go all out! Here are some fun tips for your festive décor this year:

1. Stay consistent with your color scheme. Pick two to three colors and use these as your working palette. Too many colors become distracting and take away from the overall look. Try silver, blue and white or red, gold and brown.

2. Create tradition through the years. Use that one special item year after year so it brings you joy every time it comes out of the box like that golden Christmas tree star or Grandma’s Hanukkah menorah.

3. Get crafty with the whole family! Do crafty projects like painted pine cones or paper snowflakes to get everyone involved in not only hanging decorations but also creating them as well.

4. Be creative and think out of the box. Try this fun twist on a wreath. Instead of bows and pine cones, use citrus fruits!

5. Go BIG, then bigger! This kind of decorating only happens once a year, so give it your all. No room wants to be left out.

6. Choose themes throughout the house. These themes can differ from room to room but create an atmosphere within each space.

7. Save money by budgeting. DIY projects provide a great way to holiday decorate at low cost. How about re-using those autumn pumpkin—as a snowman!

8. Use sparkle and shine! Bright lights and glittering treasures make the holidays like no other time of year.

9. Use scents that are seasonal. Nothing brings holiday joy like the smell of cinnamon, vanilla or fresh pine.

10. Decorate both in and outdoors. Bring cheer to your guests before they even get into the house It’s the only time of year where it’s not only allowed, it’s also suggested!

Bonus Tip: Don’t forget the windows! When decorating, give a little extra attention to those beautiful wall cut-outs that we love so much. Hunter Douglas runs wonderful holiday promotions every year. Impress your guests this season with festive décor and stunning window treatments.

Visit or give Carol’s a call at 940-565-8337 to schedule your Holiday Decorating appointment. And, as always, Happy Decorating.