Bright and Bold
Photos by Carli Wentworth
Rearranging the furniture in my home just happens to be a way of life around here. Not surprisingly, the most popular time to do this is the holiday season. With the Christmas tree going up (I must confess to trees – not tree – here), things need to be moved. If you want the tree in the front window, the table and chairs (or whatever) must be relocated. One thing I love about moving furniture around is how somehow that can make the room seem shiny and new. If you are going to possibly move one or two things to accommodate your decor or tree, why not change the layout for the whole room while you’re at it? And, if you’re so inclined, you could pick up an item or two... let’s call it an early Christmas gift to yourself... to change the look or atmosphere of your room.
Trimmings from tinsel to ornaments are a must – and I’ve found just the right treasures to make your home not only “merry and bright” but truly a beautiful sight.
You can’t decorate without a little silver or gold (or both). Or maybe you can’t decorate without a lot of it! Red and green are always going to shine, but how about a surprise hit of turquoise this year? Or black and white to mix it up a bit? Whatever you do, take a step back and consider decorating your home for the season as a time to create something you will love and enjoy, not as a chore. Even the box of ornaments from the attic are shiny with the glitter of Christmases past... it’s all about how you look at it.