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Three Cheers for Holiday Harmony

Here’s to holiday cheer and all the festivities to follow! Our guest contributor Joshua Avram offers up holiday how-to tips for achieving the look you want to create in your home this season.

The holidays are just around the corner, and there’s only one thing on our 2013 wish list: more harmony. To help give homes a more harmonious look this season, Hayneedle has created vibrant new Holiday Home collections that unite the indoor and front door details of Christmas décor favorites into a seamless holiday celebration. Shop our holiday season Styleboards featuring modern, traditional, and rustic styles, and find out how to get the look you love.

Merrily Modern

The look: Merrily Modern combines a broader spectrum of brighter colors with non-seasonal patterns and shapely accents, emphasizing lights and glitter rather than outdoorsy detail. With white, black, and red as potential base colors, this look can be as warm or as wintery as you want it to be.

How to get it: Choose a Christmas tree in any color but green as your inspiration. Avoid excessive ornaments: clear lights and unadorned foliage make a stronger modern statement. Let your personality show with an off-theme tree skirt in a lively pattern. Use spiral topiary to play with shape. Add glitter with gold and silver, or use blue doormats, stockings, or wreaths to vary this season’s palette.

 

Merrily Modern

Merrily Modern

Trim It Traditional

The look: Unapologetically classic, Trim It Traditional pairs the distinctive look of pine with leaf, berry, and pinecone accents. Green, red, gold, and just a hint of silver or white flocking set a festive tone. Garland, wreaths, and crafted ornaments complete the look with traditional trim.

How to get it: Traditional holiday decor begins with a welcoming front door – think classic pine wreaths and colorful doormats. Apart from the tree and garland trim, this is a quintessentially crafts-oriented look, so decorate your tabletops or fireplace mantel with candle wreaths and authentic German nutcrackers. For tradition with a twist, try a potted or tabletop Christmas tree.

 

Trim It Traditional

Trim It Traditional

Rustic Radiance

The look: Nature-derived rougher textures and earthier colors are rustic’s usual province, but with Rustic Radiance, we’ve added the emphasis of light. This brilliant style is all aglow with candles and pre-lit trees, creating a cozy Christmas interior that’s perfectly complemented by country-style wreaths, wood and metal finishes, and reindeer antler accents.

How to get it: Light up your Christmas decor with glass-paned metal lanterns, hurricane candle holders, or even a faux log candelabra for your fireplace. If you prefer your rusticity on the spare side, consider pine-style trees with exposed trunks. Fuller trees with flocked needles, dipped tips, and clear lights provide a lustrous backdrop for gold- or copper-finished pinecone and ball ornaments.

 

Rustic Radiance

Rustic Radiance

Whether you plan to mix up your merry with modern, embrace classics and customs with traditional, or give a nod to nature with rustic, shop the season-themed Styleboards to get the look and find all of your holiday must-haves here at hayneedle.com.

- Joshua Avram, guest contributor

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