Stores, businesses and restaurants have you covered for last-minute holiday gift shopping. But what about last-minute home decorating? Need a festive feel for a spontaneous holiday cocktail party? Keep these tips in mind if you need to add some last-minute cheer to your homespace this season:
- Reflect light. Whether that’s with twinkle lights draped around a mirror, a grouping of candles on a plate, or a large bowl of shiny glass ornaments as a table centerpiece,
- Add plants. With outdoor green space in hibernation, bringing plants (live or artificial) inside your home will also bring warmth and coziness. Think: evergreens in all variations – garlands, wreaths or sprays, potted amaryllis or paperwhites and poinsettias. Remember that poinsettias are dangerous to pets, so be sure to place them where Fido won’t help himself.
- Ribbons, Bows and Fabrics. Tuck festive bows and ribbons on framed art already on your walls to add texture and holiday color. A bright, solid table runner across a mantle or dining table ads a cheery feel without taking up space or adding clutter.
Need more ideas? Take a look at some additional tips from Apartment Therapy for quick and easy holiday decorating.