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Featured on Studio512: Simple Ways to Refresh and Elevate Your Holiday Decor
December 13, 2019 in As Featured On | no comments

Christmas is right around the corner! With the holidays so near and your to-do list growing, there are simple and easy ways to make your holiday décor feel refreshed and elevated. On our latest Studio512 appearance, Raquel shared some of this year’s most popular holiday decorating trends and tips that will make your home feel festive this season. To watch the video, follow this link. Otherwise you can read today’s blog for the details!


Many tastemakers are declaring ribbon as the new ornament. It can adorn everything from your tree to your stockings. You can add it to your garland and wreaths too for a stylish look. We like the idea of silk or velvet ribbon in your designated color scheme. You can even use the extra ribbon to wrap gifts.

Also, you don’t have to do an elaborate bow to get the most out of this trend.  In the photos, you can see how a simple ribbon bow can add such a lovely detail to your existing holiday pieces. On our segment, we showcased blush ribbon, but you can add any ribbon that fits your style and scheme. Another plus, after the season ribbon is easy to store and put away.

Sparkling Neutrals

Gather up your gold, silver and mercury glass décor that you may have out year round and make it feel festive. You can create holiday vignettes with your items on your mantle or dining table. It can be sprinkled in with your existing holiday décor.

Photo Credit: Anthropologie

Tree Collars vs. Tree Skirts
This year you may have also seen the growing popularity of tree collars/baskets vs. a traditional tree skirt. You will find many stores with options starting around $40. It offers a neater look and the basket can be repurposed to store things year around.

Non-Traditional Colors
The colors you bring in can go beyond green and red. This year, shades of blue are very popular. While unexpected colors like blush are also a popular alternative to the traditional Christmas hues.

Simple decorating updates can freshen up your décor. You may even start a new tradition that you can carry on throughout other holidays. Share your holiday decorating with us on Instagram! We would love to see how you decorate for the season!