Wrapping up the Week of Accessories I wanted to share some simple ways to style your home for a holiday. Today we’re talking about Valentines Day but these simple tips can be applied to just about any holiday. Here are some Tips for Holiday Decorating;
1. Remove and pack up the existing mantel accessories and various accessories around the house to make room for the holiday decor. Starting with a clean slate makes this task much easier. Jump out of that box, we create when decorating, take down those pictures that never get changed and replace with a fun DIY project like above, learn how here.
2. Take a quick inventory of what decorations you have, what can be re-purposed into a holiday decoration with a little paint and glitter, and what you need to buy. I love Micheals this time of the year for fill-in decor and craft supplies. I found some fabulous bedazzled hearts yesterday that were half off.
3. Decide what rooms or areas that need a little holiday wow. The mantel is typically a focal point in a room so why not treat it that way when accessorizing. If you don’t have a mantel create one with a shelf or use the top of a console to create a vignette.
4. It is never too late or too early. I personally like to get my holiday styling done the first of the month that holiday is in and then save extra decor for the actual day. In addition to my Valentines Day touches, our dining room on Valentines Day will have candles everywhere, hearts hanging from the chandelier and little gift boxes at the place-settings. More place setting ideas below from HWTM.
5. Put it away the day after the holiday to keep it fresh and special. This does not hold true for Christmas Decor which I put away New Years Day but this is a personal preference.
Below, this mantel is a creation from one of my favorite craft blogs, Positively Splendid. Learn how to make all of these fabulous DIY craft projects here and personalize it with your existing holiday decor or accessories. My client recently made the frame with strung hearts and hung Valentines her kids made through the years, it was really special.
Step 3 is to decide where holiday decor will go; this is not limited to a specific room, anything goes from this simple paper heart wall art from Honeybee Vintage above the headboard to a wall decal in your home office. Both of these ideas I would keep out all year long because I love hearts.
For two quick and easy touches of Valentines Day simply hang a strand of hearts, vintage Valentines or doilies on a ribbon over a mirror or from the ceiling and viola, now your festive. I hope we have inspired you this week to embrace the world of accessories and get styling. Start with Valentines Day, it “is” as easy as it looks.