Holiday Decor: A few of my favorite things (Part 2)

In spirit of all of the things merry & bright, I wanted to continue sharing some of my favorite holiday decor items to help spread that seasonal feeling throughout your home. This series will touch on different elements to embrace and sources of inspiration to seek out as you dig into decorating for this festive time of year. My 13 favorite decor ideas can translate to whichever holiday you may celebrate in your home and extend into wintertime, too!

Candles

A staple that is perfect for home accessorizing any time of the year, candles add extra warmth and coziness to your holiday decor efforts. Play with pairings of a few different sizes, colors and holders such as lanterns, plates or trays. For a winter feel, accent your vignettes with natural elements such as evergreens, holly berries and pinecones. An alternative to a flickering flame, battery-powered candles help keep things on the safe side (especially in a house with little ones) and are perfect for adding a glow to your window ledges.

 {From:  Crate & Barrel .}

{From: Crate & Barrel.}

Ornaments

Put your personal style on display with ornaments! Whether you lean towards classic holiday decor shades like greens, reds and golds or prefer something a bit more unorthodox like blues, purples and pinks, ornaments help to parade your palette. They’re not just for your tree, either! Exercise your creative thumb; arrange some in a decorative bowl, string some across a window or accessorize a doorway with a swag of garland accompanied by ornaments. Show off your aesthetic whether it’s modern, traditional or playful – emphasize your style this season!

Metallic containers

To me, the holidays are all about sparkle, shine and glow. Above and beyond your tree’s twinning lights or menorah candles’ glimmer, add some glisten to your holiday decor is with metallic containers. Gold, silver, mercury glass… I can go on! Think urns, vases and vessels of all shapes and sizes. This is the perfect place to combine new and old; pair your grandmother’s silver candlestick holders with that opalescent vase you couldn’t pass up at the home accessories store. For a stunningly striking display, arrange several different pieces together on a buffet or mantle. Don’t be afraid to mix metals, either!

 {From:  West Elm .}

{From: West Elm.}

Stay tuned for part three, where I’ll touch on more holiday decor ideas to put to good use in your home. Happy holiday decorating!

April Pardoe