Thanksgiving is on it’s way and it’s bringing family and guests along. If you’re worrying about impressing your in-laws or your picky great aunt, we have some wonderful (stress-relieving) tips for you:
- Do it for yourself and not for them. The holidays are a time of togetherness, of course, but the sense of obligation to impress does not add to the holiday cheer at all. Instead, what a better thing to do than to prepare your home with a warmth and beauty that actually makes you sit down and enjoy it? So that’s the bonus tip to share before getting into the decorative delights!
- Walls. This is a good one that makes a makes a world of difference. Whether you choose to repaint the whole room, add wallpaper or just do an accent wall, your options are wide open. If you go with bold colors, choose warm tones as cool tones aren’t as flexible throughout the year. If you’re wanting softer colors, go with earth tones and colors from nature.
- Furniture. Maybe it’s time to get that new couch you’ve been eyeballing. Or maybe you just need a new slip color, pillows and throw blanket to add some holiday color pop to the room. This option is quite the simple one.
- Trinkets and decor. This option is the most fun to work with. Once you’ve figured out your colors and how you’d like to arrange your accents, it’s time to add the smaller touches. Great ideas include small and large candles; bonus if they are scented with cinnamon, apple or pumpkin. If your aren’t scented or colored with autumn, then stick to white or gold. Gold decor works wonderfully with the changing autumn leaves; leave silver to winter. Have little votive or mason jars with cinnamon sticks and rosemary placed around the home. String cranberry across your fireplace mantle or shelves. Sound fun?
- Lastly, upgrade your dinner serving dishes and utensils. You don’t have to be fancy about it, but for a beautiful look, see that it all matches for an elegant look or is mismatched intentionally for the rustic look. Glass, white and pottery are all great choices.
To really figure out what to do, look around your home and see what looks empty, old or out of place. If you realize you want a bigger project done, now is the time to contact a contractor, as you still have time to get it done before the holiday rolls around. If you’re in or near the Dallas area, contact the contractors at Unique Home Building. We’re ready to meet your home’s needs today.