Design Tips

Preparing Your Home for the Holiday Season

Winter decorating

One of the hallmarks of the holidays are the warm and cozy feelings it brings, and you can ace that feeling by prepping your home for the season. Creating a holiday-happy home means taking several details into account, such as winter color palettes, winter textures and patterns, and, of course, winter decorations that can really make your interior sing.

Winter Color Palettes

A winter color palette typically involves cool colors as the backdrop, creatively accented with warmer colors that really make your décor pop. Ideal background colors include white, icy blues, deep plums and cool greys or other neutrals. The cooler background colors work well for walls and larger pieces of furniture, like sectionals and sofas.

While neutrals and cool hues set a wintry backdrop, they can also feel unwelcoming unless you add a dash of warmer colors. Here’s where the holiday color palette can come in to add a dash of seasonal warmth and cheer.

Holiday Color Palette

Once your neutrals are in place in the background, you have free reign to add all the holiday pop you want with a variety of room accents. These can include throw pillows, rugs, statement chairs, wall hangings and other decorative items.

Holiday colors can definitely include traditional reds and greens, although your choice of shades can add a touch of your personal style. Go for deep burgundy with rich greens for a classic holiday look, or opt for vibrant reds with neon greens for a fun and fanciful feel.

Silver and gold are two more go-to colors that can bring both the room and the holiday cheer alive. These metallic colors can add a dash of luxury to your space for the holidays and beyond. Try a rich gold-toned area rug, or silver-grey velvet throw pillow.

Fireplace

Winter Textures and Pattern

Velvet is a luxurious texture associated with winter, as are other fabrics with a plush and touch-me feel. Woven polyester is a warm and welcoming choice for a sensational winter sofa, especially if you opt for it in a stylish silver with brushed nickel accents. Faux fur is another fun choice to bring a cozy feel into your home, as is wool and wood.

Winter patterns include both the holiday-oriented and the seasonal stapes. Pine trees and snowflakes are a common pattern for the holidays, while plaid dominates the seasonal scene.

Winter Decorations

While winter decorations can run the gamut from light-up reindeer to an inflatable Santa Claus, decorations straight from nature can add a glorious seasonal touch. Fresh wreathes and fir trees bring the aroma of the season inside, while pine cones, decorative twig arrangements and table accents crafted out of natural wood can add another layer of wintry wonderment.

Preparing your home for the holiday season can transform your space into a welcoming haven for you, your family and any guests that may visit. And some of the key pieces you need to create that haven can be found right here at the RoomPlace. Shop for furniture, home décor and accent pieces for your entire house, right here, right now.

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