If you’re shooting for a low-stress holiday season, simplify your style by choosing decor with some staying power. Using pieces that aren’t necessarily holiday specific, but fit with the spirit of the season, can provide a great backdrop for little extras that’ll allow you to highlight each holiday.
Strike It Rich With Silver & Gold
No need to have separate decor for each holiday – you can easily take your tabletop from Thanksgiving to Christmas by making a metallic statement with silver or gold. Using coordinating pieces, like the 3-piece Antique Silver Branch Vase, Sterling Utensil Candelabra, and Trendex Home Designs Silk Road Rectangle Tablecloth, you can create a stunning tablescape to support holiday-specific accents. Adding details, like earth-toned candles and napkins at Thanksgiving or red and green baubles at Christmas, can make all the difference. Use appropriate flowers (think an array of orange and yellow daisies for Thanksgiving, or vibrant red poinsettias and green garland for Christmas) and your table will be transformed for each holiday without having to completely redecorate.
Color Yourself Coordinated
Instead of buying stuff splashed with turkeys or Santa, focus on accessorizing with color. At Thanksgiving, try draping a warm orange or earth-toned throw on your sofa, or toss some gilded pillows on your favorite chair. Adding a few pillows in red, green, or white, like this patterned Joker Scarlet Square Down Throw Pillow, paired with something like the Scene Weaver Delight Pom-Pom Pillow in Banana Leaf, will give your space a more festive, Christmas-y feel. Complete the look by placing color-coordinated ornaments in a glass cylinder on the coffee table with a few Christmas-specific accents like these Silver Victorian Christmas Trees.
Give Your Decor The Slip
For Thanksgiving, try keeping your dining room chairs as they are and just decorate the table. When the Christmas season starts up, give those chairs a fresh look with red or green slipcovers like these Sure Fit Duck Chair Covers. Carry the look into the living room to make things extra festive: just pick an appropriate holiday color for one or two comfy chairs. Not only will you be decorating for the holidays, you’ll be protecting your furniture from potential spills and stains at your hoppin’ holiday parties.