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Festive Decorating Ideas

Ready or not, the holiday season has arrived! If you’re still looking for a way to ease into the merriment, why not start with a few timeless decorating trends? We love Veranda Magazine’s recent list of Festive Decorating Ideas That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit.

Here are a few of our favorites – we hope they leave you feeling inspired and refreshed and ready to conquer your holiday decorating projects!

 

Candy Store-Inspired

Photographer: Michael Partenio

When company calls, pull out the treats. Holiday-hued cake stands and trays are stylish staging areas for baked goods and candies. Keep a stack of bright white plates ready along with napkins and forks. Here, a vintage bread box is repurposed as a container for baby’s breath, greens, and berries. Bold, checked linens fill a wire basket. Twig wreaths from the crafts store adorned with faux berries make the frosty window an enticing backdrop.

 

Candy Cane Chic

Simple red and white decor makes a bold statement.

Scandinavian simplicity takes a turn for the tasty with the addition of peppermint candy and popcorn embellishments. Playing off the crimson stripe of the upholstered bench and chairs, the picnic-style plank table is topped off with a red ribbon runner. A centerpiece of seasonal greens and berries becomes the focal point, flanked by a pair of glass vases filled with pieces of swirling candy canes and topped with popcorn balls dotted with hypericum berries.

 

Cake Stand Statement Piece

Photographer: Laura Moss

Even just one strong piece can add major drama. Here, candies, dazzling greens, and keepsakes are irresistible layered on an old-fashioned tiered cake stand. Mix and match shapes and sizes, sticking with a few colors for a clean look.

 

Table Trimmings

Photographer: Laura Moss

If you’re in need of holiday napkin rings, no need to rush out to the shops to get them. Just top your favorite ribbon with a simple sprig of pine, and you have an instant hit. Continue the table decoration with a few glass ornaments to complement your place settings. They make for great party favors.

 

Gorgeous Gifting

Paper bags, ribbon, and candy – so simple!

Small brown paper bags chock full of peppermints and dressed with spunky ribbons make thoughtful gifts. These tags are emblazoned with the words God Jul (“Merry Christmas” in Swedish), but feel free to add your favorite holiday sentiments.

 

Bring Nature In

Photographer: Michael Partenio

Instead of the traditional pinecones, scour crafts and home stores for natural ornaments to display with seasonal greenery. It will make for a much more robust display and add a fresh aroma to the room.

 

Charming Accents

Assorted ornaments and a paper garland are holiday chic

Sometimes, simpler is better. On this lovely shelf, a canister full of assorted ornaments and a paper garland made from hole punches of card stock and vellum become a lovely addition to an otherwise plain white shelf.

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And Happy Holiday Decorating from Camelot Homes!

 

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