Holiday Decorating: How to Create  Beautiful Vignettes

As I look forward to a fun Halloween, I’m also starting to plan how I am going to decorate for the upcoming holidays. Holiday decorating has certainly evolved over the years from lights, greenery, ornaments, and simple menorahs to artful and sometimes quite sophisticated arrangements. 

It can be daunting when you want to pull something new (and perhaps a little more extensive) together in your own home. Where do I start?  How can I be sure it’s going to look great?

Let me alleviate your concerns. You can have a beautiful home this holiday, and it’s easy to do.  This month, I’m sharing easy ways to up your game. These are the same techniques I use when holiday decorating for my Fairfield and Westchester clients.

Just use some of these easy-to-implement ideas for festive and appealing holiday decor this 2023 season. 

Greenery goes a long way towards making your home feel festive. 

Let your creativity start flowing here. Mix different types of greenery in your wreath, garland, tablescape, or tree.  I like to layer boxwood, cedar, eucalyptus, pine, and juniper to create a full look, whether it is a garland or tree. I always add layers. I include ornaments, pine cones, and berries too!

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Faux greens look great in holiday decor and are easy to maintain. If you don’t want to miss out on that fresh smell of cedar, add some live greens into the mix.  

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Greenery adds texture and interest to a space. The added benefit of decorating with trees and plants is that you are bringing in the outdoors. Who doesn’t love that anytime of year, but especially in the winter when we don’t get outside that much? 

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We love to mix pine, eucalyptus, and cedar together. This is a plentiful and multidimensional look that is both earthy and luxurious at the same time. Adding some lights makes it fun! Here I used some silver branches that gave me some extra sparkle!

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Playing with placement can be creative and fun. Not everything has to be symmetrical! Look how Maison du Pax created movement and interest on this mantle! Balancing it all with bells, ribbons, and candles.

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For a console vignette, add candles, greens, lights, trees, and ornaments, and layer it up!

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from kellydesigns

When creating a Holiday tablescape incorporate all the elements you’ve used into your design. You can add smaller objects such as berries and take clippings from your own trees and flower arrangements. 

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I hope this inspires you to get creative this holiday season and have fun decorating your home. It seems early, I know, but it’s never too early to start planning. 

This year, I will be offering holiday decorating once again.  If you are arranging a party or an event or just want help decorating your home, contact me anytime to schedule your appointment.  Until then, Happy Halloween!!!