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Get your home ready for the Holidays!

The colder weather is here, and the holidays are around the corner. Its time to cuddle up by the fire and watch Christmas movies. But don’t let the holiday season sneak up on you – Check out these tips to dress up your home for the coming holiday season!

Don’t forgot to grab a hot cup of cocoa (with a little whipped cream) and follow our tips below:

1.Switch up blankets and throw pillows.

Replace lightweight fabrics with chunky cozy knits and velvets and introduce accent patterns like plaid. It takes little effort to drape your arm chair with a knitted blanket but doing so will make your holiday guests feel so much cozier!

2.Set the mood.

Help yourself and your guests unwind! Add festive scented candles throughout. Candle light adds a warm feeling to the home. Have a holiday playlist on in the background while entertaining guests. The twinkling of the tree lights and the flicker of the candles are sure to enhance the festivities.

3.Set the table.

This does not have to be a costly endeavour.  Use your everyday white plates but add your accent colour in the layering of your dishes.  Simple but elegant placemats layered over a beautiful table cloth.  Add crisp linen napkins beautifully tied in festive ribbon and add a personalized ornament as a place card.

4.Prepare for house guests – setting up the guest room

Freshly washed bed linens and towels are always a welcome sight.  Decorate the guest room with a small table top Christmas tree and a few well placed decorations and your guests may never leave.  Just in case your guests have forgotten something, have a basket with toiletries and personal items on hand.  Don’t forget the gentleman when filling that basket.

5.Last but not least- The Front Entry

Add a beautiful wreath to the front door and be sure to add a spot light to highlight the front entry, especially if you are not adding exterior Christmas lights to your home.  This little touch will add drama and festive holiday spirit with minimal work.  Upon entering into the home, a touch of holiday sparkle and be sure to have your guests met with the fresh seasonal smells, pine and cinnamon to name a few.  What better way to set the tone for your holiday celebrations!

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