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Accessorizing for the Holidays

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Don’t let this sunny weather deceive you- the holidays are right around the corner! While decking the halls and tree trimming are Christmas necessities, why not take your decor to the next level this winter season? With a few easy accessory additions, it’s simple to transform the look of your home without breaking the bank. Have a look at how you can elevate your space without doing a complete overhaul.

Light Up Some Lamps

Use an eye-catching, sculptural lamp to add immediate interest to any room. This is a great way to dress up an empty living room corner or balance out the look of a heavy wooden sideboard in the dining room. An added bonus? The ambient glow also helps create a cozy atmosphere, perfect for riding out those chilly winter nights!

Create A Vibrant Vignette

The Christmas tree is an obvious focal point during the holidays. This year, put together something a little more unique for your guests to feast their eyes on! Using your mantle, coffee table, entertainment unit- any surface area begging for a little love- as a home for a little collection of beautiful treasures. Pair a pretty vase with a couple of unique sculptures, and voila! A couple tips? Use an odd number of objects and stagger the heights of your trinkets to make the vignette pleasing to the eye.

Hang A Mirror

As Canadians, we’ve learned to combat those long, cold winters. What can get you down, however, is the lack of sunlight. Maximize your daytime vitamin D intake by hanging mirrors throughout your space! Not only are mirrors the simplest way the throw light around a poorly-lit room, they are triple-threats as hanging sculptures that also give the illusion of a bigger space. 

Add An Accent Chair

In the race to create a perfect living room, dining rooms too often get neglected. Give your dining space an instant, no-fuss facelift with the addition of accented captain’s chairs or a boldly coloured bench. These fun, fresh changes are sure to keep your guests talking and laughing around the table a little longer!

Lay Down A Rug

Warmth, texture, visual interest- need we say more? The perfect way to combat those subzero winter temperatures, an area rug not only feels great underfoot but it’s a simple, inexpensive way to completely alter the look of any room. But don’t forget, size matters! At the very least, your new rug should be big enough to have the front legs of all pieces of furniture in a seating area situated on it.

Now that you have these design tools in your kit, let our experts show the right pieces for your space! Visit our fully-furnished Calgary showroom to discover your new holiday accessories. If you haven’t yet, be sure to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and follow us on Facebook for more how-to tips from our pros.

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