Lauren Liess, an interior designer and author of the popular blog Pure Style Home, has a simple style that’s ideal for holiday decor. We invited her to join our star-studded guest series and share some of her favorite tips for making your home more festive with just a few tweaks. We love her ideas. Enjoy!
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1.Â Rearrange your mantle and display surfaces.
Because the fireplace is typically the focal point of a room, this is one of the quickest and most obvious ways to impart some cheer into your home. Cozy stockings and some garland will do the trick…
…As does a wreath and bunches of candles.
Bookshelves and table surfaces are also a great place to add seasonal touches.
2.Â Bring the outdoors in.
Bundle up and go for walks with your family to collect natural items to bring into your home. We place sticks into our Christmas tree each year.
Bunches of holly are festive and colorful.
And don’t forget the many uses for pine cones.
3.Â Switch out accent pillows and throw blankets
to incorporate festive colors and cozy textures.
4.Â Â Leave little bowls full ofÂ seasonal treats
around for guests who “pop” in.
Thanks so much for reading and happy holidays!!
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