Saturday Selections - Nov 20, 2021

Saturday Selections


Happy Saturday! The holiday season is just around the corner, or for some, already here, and one of the most festive parts of the is pulling out the decorations. This week I'll be sharing my top 5 tips that'll help elevate your Holiday Decor, and be sure to make your space feel merry and bright.



 
1. Update It


It’s okay to update your decor, unless it is a family heirloom. In fact, Christmas decor should be updated! I am not suggesting you throw it all out (I actually suggest you donate to your local thrift shop). Just like your favorite boots, they are bound to trend again. Instead I suggest focusing on easy swap outs, such as, pillows, candles, wreaths and coffee table accessories.

Here is an example of how I updated my front porch, (psst, 65% of the items were thrifted.) See image below to see the before


Before


After

 
2. The Tree Matters


This might be of unpopular opinion but, trees are not meant to be art projects! Which means, no hanging decorations that your kids have made. This is the adult tree, and should be treated as such. If you'd like to display their work, you could have a secondary tree for them located in another room. But, please, I beg you, not on your main tree!




 
3. Use Fresh Greens


Use fresh greens wherever possible! Not only do they smell amazing but they add such warmth and texture to your space. Yes it is a bit of a splurge, but they are so worth it. Use them for your banisters, front pots or even for your dining room table. Fresh greens are a must!




 
4. Mix Metals


Go ahead and mix! Not just metals, but textures too. This year gold, silver bronze are all on the table. Wood and paper are another big trend this season and I am here for it. All of these elements combined are so warming and inviting. And since it's already mix and match, it’s really hard to mess it up! 😉




 
5. Keep it Simple


Small touches can go a long way to making your space feel festive (I took that line from Amber Interiors - Yes I have a girl crush on her!). Create small vignettes on your cabinets and or coffee tables but decorate with caution. You do not want it to look like Christmas was thrown up and left to wrought!




 

Meet Shamin….



She is sharing a few mindful tips, as we head into the holiday season regarding making the most of out shopping!


Get a good night sleep pre-shopping

Get a workout in to activate those happy hormones! Eat before you head out Make a shopping list Bring a friend Plan to park far…set your expectations Practice breathwork before you hop out of the car

Make a few trips to the car to drop off your haul, your shoulders and back will thank you

Stretch in a warm bath after the insanity… oh, have a glass to un-wined!



 

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