Wrenda Goodwyn • special to the Fort Myers News-Press• Dec. 8, 2012
If you are waiting for inspiration to motivate you to start (or finish) your holiday decorating, this may be a good weekend to spring into action! The good news: there are lots of ideas this season for easy and beautiful designs that will have you decorating your home like a pro!
If you are thinking about changing or updating your look this year, consider adding some of the popular metallics, bling, jewel tones, feathers and fresh, shiny colors to your home. Think moderation and be selective!
If you’re in a time crunch, and who isn’t, Frontgate lets you create your own signature style with a choice of three beautiful design options. Select one and you will receive everything that you need for the tree from ornaments, enhancers to ribbon and trim. It also includes coordinating garland and a decorated wreath. It couldn’t be easier. Almost like Christmas in a box. www.frontgate.com.
Use your traditional favorites but don’t be afraid to try something new. Some of our favorite decorating tips are listed below. Use them and tell your friends that you hired a designer to help this year!
Tips for holiday decorating like a pro
Make an entrance! Start at the front door and take your door from drab to fab with a fresh pop of color! Think greens, reds, turquoise (if you are bold). Remember, it is only paint, so don’t be afraid! And don’t stop there! Take last year’s wreath and give it a makeover to complement the door. Beautiful shells, branches, colorful ribbons will help you create a new wreath in no time. A huge impact with minimum expense and effort.
Use what you have! Don’t put everything away and transform your home into a winter wonderland. Use what you have in your home as your stage. If you have a piece of artwork that you love over a mantle or table, start there and add holiday decorations that compliment it. And don’t forget: what comes from nature works best!