Designer Maria Wilkinson
As the holidays quickly approach, it's time to start preparing for the festive season and transitioning to an understated and serene holiday décor. Crafting an inviting holiday atmosphere goes beyond just visual aesthetics; it involves engaging multiple senses to evoke a sense of celebration and warmth. Here's a detailed guide from designer Maria Wilkinson on preparing your home for the holidays with intentionally and thoughtfully placed elements.
Toning down the color palette and incorporating natural elements is a wonderful way to celebrate the season, while maintaining the overall aesthetic of your home. Opt for a calm and relaxing atmosphere with natural materials and a subdued aesthetic.
Opt for a minimalist approach to decorating your Christmas tree. Choose a sparse tree and adorn it with a limited selection of ornaments. Consider a cohesive color scheme or stick to a single type of ornament for a clean and elegant look. For Hanukkah, place a menorah in a central location in the home.
Incorporate rustic elements for a charming and down-to-earth look. Use wooden crates, burlap, or twine in your decor. Consider rustic ornaments made from wood or metal for a simple yet delightful touch.
If you have a fireplace, make it the focal point. Arrange seating around it and light a fire for a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Decorate the Mantel with intentional centerpieces with a few carefully selected items. Consider a bowl of pinecones and candles or a cluster of white candles in varying heights.