The December is here, can you believe it?! We certainly can't. Alas, we have said bye to the neutral Fall décor and are ready for the warm, fuzzies of the Christmas festivities. Over the years, these holidays have become closely tied to each other (If you have your tree and lights up already -- we're looking at you!). So, we have found that 'simple is better' when it comes to decorating your dining room for the holidays.
We asked our Holiday guru, Senior Designer, Ashton Joseph, what's her go-to design tip for the holidays?
She answered: "Be festive, but make it easy!"
Ashton explains this interior design method, stating "over the past decade the last couple months of the year have become intertwined with Christmas. Thus, it is nice to opt for more flexible tablespace décor such as: decorative vases, trays, candle holders, and lanterns. These 'basics' can be utilized throughout the entire holiday season."
"I love to focus on the accents, by switching out the 'fillers'. For example, changing out all of the leaves, neutrals, and pumpkins from Thanksgiving with more festive greens, reds, sparkling ornaments, and winter candles for Christmas. It is just a quick switch of these decorative accents, while keeping the root pieces the same - It keeps things simple!"
This design tip makes life a bit easier. The holidays are a busy time of year, so a easy design swap of Autumn leaves for the glitz of silver bells and tinsel is one less thing to stress about!
"Make it beautiful, get creative, but keep it simple. That's my favorite advice for the holidays." says, Ashton. "...Oh, and fresh flowers the day guest arrive is a MUST."
Do you think you'll be utilizing this design tip? We love the idea of 'simple, easy, and festive' for your dining room table. It is just one less thing to worry about this holiday season!
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