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How to decorate for the holidays 2017

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How to decorate for the holidays 

Each year we struggle with how to decorate for the holidays.  Do we stay with time-lasting traditions, or try something new and innovative? 

Either way, it can be a long and arduous task.  So this year I’ve decided to keep my decorations classic and simple.  I thought about taking my decorating all the way back to when I was younger, but I don’t want the silver tree this year.  I’m opting for the more traditional look with the real tree, beautiful garland and vintage-style ornaments.

Of course, I’ll add my own twist this year.

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The Christmas Tree

I’ll be adding lots of red ornaments to my tree. Pairing that with my collection of Hummel ornaments along with beautiful gold garland and a plaid tree skirt.

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The Christmas Wreath

I usually have two wreaths on the door. One on the inside and one on the outside.  Both are simple in design.  The outer one is a simple red wreath with pine cones and some garland.  The inner wreath is one with a vintage feel.

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The Christmas Mantle

The mantle gets a lot of attention. The love fresh green garland all across the top. I add in more pine cones, red and gold ornaments, a few angels and a few candles.  And I can’t forget the toy soldiers, too.

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The Christmas Dining Table

The dining table centerpiece also gets a smaller wreath with a think candle in the middle. This one is usually in a hurricane type of container.

My guest bath downstairs isn’t forgotten. I add simple red, green and gold hand towels in a basket on the counter.  Since I actually have a bit of counter space, I put my smaller Charlie Brown tree in there. 

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The Christmas Bannister 

And lastly, my bannister always gets the green garland trim with small red bows, finishing the end with a large one.

These are just a few things and ideas I’m happy to pass along.  Take what you like and make your own. 

Always have fun when designing in general, for holidays and or a special occasion.

Happy Holidays!

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Christopher Porikos

Christopher Porikos is an Interior Designer based in the Los Angeles area. He has a background in Retail Visual Merchandising and is educated in interior design. His love of design spans from traditional to contemporary and his style can be as eclectic or clean as the project requires. His unique eye for design comes from his lifelong interest in architecture, history, sketching, painting and the arts.

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  • Comment Link Adam east Wednesday, 06 December 2017 06:29 posted by Adam east

    Great stuff I needed some inspiration!
    My house currently looks like a graveyard (Not lit up)
    Going to go out and do my shopping today in terms of home decor for Christmas.
    How much did you spend on all your decor?
    Here, I've found some Decor at discounted prices!