Have you noticed? The days are growing shorter, even in Hawaii. The year is winding down. Fall is upon us. As the seasons change, a lot of us are trying to find some fresh ideas to spruce up our homes for the upcoming holidays. Take a look around your living area. Could it use a little excitement? You can change the look of your space so easily by rotating or adding a few well placed accessories. Bring in some color!
Here are 4 simple steps to create your holiday home:
1. Is your sofa a neutral color? A few well placed accent pillows or a soft comfy throw can add some holiday pizzazz to your room. It not only adds color, but gives the room a comfortable, inviting feel.
2. Do you have some favorite holiday accessories? I collect ceramic pumpkins and I love to display them every year. You can do the same. If you don’t have a collection, start one! It can be your holiday tradition too.
My pumpkin collection. Photo by Christine Bongiorno-Grabau
3. Bring a little nature indoors. Buy a few small fresh pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones to create a cornucopia for your coffee table dining centerpiece. Place a basket of ruby red apples for your guests to enjoy. Roast fresh nuts in the oven and display them in a bowl.
Photo by Christine Bongiorno-Grabau
4. Heat apple cider with mulling spices. Not only will your home smell wonderful, it’s also a delicious treat everyone will enjoy.
It’s almost Thanksgiving. Enjoy the comfort of your surroundings Take time to appreciate the blessings you’ve received this year and spend time with the people you love the most! Has this post inspired you to do something special this Thanksgiving?
Contributed by Christine Bongiorno-Grabau, Home Furnishing Consultant at HomeWorld Furniture Honolulu. Christine has been in the furniture business for 15 years. She has traveled extensively around the world but loves Hawaii most of all and has called Hawaii her home for the past 18 years. Besides home decor, Christine enjoys cooking and entertaining her big Italian family.