Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays

Every year about this time, people find themselves out holiday shopping. With enticing sales, beautiful window displays, and eye catching products, beautiful new decorations and bobbles makes us all crave a little something new for our homes! If you are looking for something bright, shiny and special to bring into your space without breaking the bank, we’ve got a few tips on what to get to do this.

Believe it or not, there are inexpensive ways to spruce up your space without changing your entire holiday scheme. In fact there are also ways of freshening up your style without buying a thing! We know it can be tempting to want to start over to achieve that ‘wow’ factor in your home over the holidays. With your above average amount of house guests, gatherings, and special occasions just around the corner, we all want to be house proud when entertaining. This year, follow a few of our tips and have get that feeling without going over your budget. Think Small Changing minor furniture pieces in your home can a great way to update your decor. You can make quite an impact to your atmosphere by changing only accessories, lighting, and colour accents. This approach is great for a low-key update at any time, but especially great for seasonal decor. We suggest you try a pair of new lamps, change out end tables, or toss pillows and throw blanket for a noticeably newer look. A few new books, a tray and accessories for your coffee table, display shelving units and mantle pieces could also do the trick. These are inexpensive ways to dabble in the latest decor trends without any major commitments.

Rediscover Your Treasures Remember to love what you have! Rearranging your furniture and existing accessories is a great way to change your decor. By pulling pieces from other rooms in your home, you can refresh your space while yet keeping that personalized, totally-you feel for free. You’ll love being able to answer honestly, “That old thing? I’ve had it forever!”

Do you have an area rug you put away for the spring and summer months? Or an extra one you weren’t quite sure where to place it? If so, bring it in to cozy up your living spaces. Are you open to trying something new? Layering area rugs is a sure to give your space added richness through texture and colour, but also you are sure to have a look that stands out guests will notice.

  Collected vs. Decorated Designers describe the most successful spaces as having an overall collected feel. Think of your home as a collection of things that reflect you, your family and your lifestyle. If you approach your home decor as a curator would an art exhibition, you will notice that it is the most inviting when the individual parts come together to create a cohesive overall mood. So please forget the clean sweep. Buying everything from one store, in one go begets a very decorated and store bought look. Your eye is often drawn to little item that stick out or do not naturally enhance the space.

  Making the old new, and bringing in a few pieces that really speak to your style, is the way to go. This is also the best way to try out a new style, or infuse an eclectic aesthetic in your home while keeping your pocket book in check. At Birchwood Furniture Galleries, we’ve got new accessories, lamps and custom designed throw pillows waiting for seasonal update. We understand the importance of longevity in your big quality pieces. Come in and let our Design Consultants help you pull together that slightly new, up-to-date look you are after this holiday season! If we don’t see you until 2014, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!