Beautiful holiday décor brings the outdoors inside
(NC) As trends come and go, what was all the rage last holiday season is well, last season. So to help homeowners stay in the know with what's “trending” this year, Ulya Jensen, a home décor expert for leading retailer, RONA, shares her expertise on the latest and greatest trends for this season.
“Earthy rustic is the name of the game for holiday decorating this year. Bringing the outdoors in is really trending, and using nature to decorate the inside of your home will help keep a fresh current look; think birch bark, pinecones, fir tree sprigs, candles, warm faux fur throws and lots of sparkle and twinkle,” Jensen says.
Dishing on lights, she continued: “Mirrored ornaments and trays on your dining table, coffee table or hanging from your chandelier really helps reflect interior lights and gives the allure of shining stars.”
To make a big impact she suggests switching your everyday dining room chandelier for one with lots of glass or crystal, giving the dining room a more decadent feel. When it comes to tree lights, pre-lit indoor trees make decorating easy. Not only will it save you time and possible frustration, but it will look perfect as the lights are placed evenly throughout the tree.
Lastly, if you are one for hosting holiday parties, it is important to create a welcoming entrance for your guests. This year large cast iron lanterns are on trend for the front steps. Additionally, use a live wreath to scent your entryway with fresh pine greens and keep the outdoor lights neutral. A simple string of mono-toned lights surrounding the window will get you the perfect holiday effect.
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