Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
Which group of holiday home decorators do you fit in?
If the thought of holiday decorating brings out the Grinch in you, allow me to help! Try some of my proven tips to stress less and actually enjoy prepping your home for the holidays.
1. Incorporate items you already have.
These big glass jars of mine can hold flour or cookies or laundry detergent. At Christmas, I just pour in a little fake snow (tip: try epsom salts!) and add dollar store tree and snow village house. Instant holiday!
Ditto for your wooden bowls and trays and mason jars. Easiest centerpiece ever.
2. Bring the outdoors in–use greenery for color.
Pots of boxwood, sprigs of cedar, mini pines–showcased against a distressed wood wall–convey the nature-inspired decor so popular just now. A simple length of red ribbon adds just a pop of color. Which brings us to Tip #3.
3. Focus on neutrals.
Black, white, brown and gold aren’t traditional Christmas colors, but who wouldn’t say this isn’t a sweet holiday grouping?
And neutrals likewise in the living room!
If your energy flags, remember you’re creating holiday memories for those you love most. Incorporate happy memories of days past to personalize your rooms for the holidays.
4. Use family photos and keepsakes.
You already have family pix around. Just add in some holiday photos and frames! Or use small framed photos to decorate a wreath.
Could it get any sweeter than baby shoes, the boys’ silhouettes, and my keepsake ornaments? Nope.
And as always, I offer a complimentary, no-strings-attached phone call consultation. Just click on Let’s Talk to email me. We can book a time to talk and start making design fun!