Tis the season for holiday decorating.
The air is getting crisp outside, which means the holiday season is around the corner. Even though you may not be having a big Christmas party at your house this year, a festive-looking home will help to lift your spirits for the holiday season.
Whether you want to take this changing of the seasons as an opportunity to do a complete redesign of your space or just add elements to boost the festiveness of your home, an interior designer can help.
Let’s look at a few holiday decor tips you can do on your own and discuss what you need to know about starting an online interior design project at this time of year:
Holiday design and decor tips
It’s been a rough year for many of us. With the rising cases of COVID-19 in our province, we’re expecting many to be spending more time at home with their immediate families. You can help to raise everyone’s holiday spirit with a home that’s festively decorated inside and out.
Here are some great tips for decorating your home for the holidays this year:
Swap seasonal colours:
Winter is a great time to swap out key items in your home to change up the colour scheme. This season is great to feature traditional red and greens, frosty blues and whites, or glitzy silver and gold. Swap out pillows, accent pieces, and decor items to match the new colour scheme.
Get festive by hanging up lights on your house and outdoor trees. We’ve seen some stunning holiday displays using wicker reindeer. Place a festive wreath on your front door to show off your holiday spirit.
Bring in new plants:
The holiday season is perfect for displaying floral arrangements in your home. Consider getting a festive poinsettia for your coffee table or kitchen island or decorating with some fresh evergreen branches.
Use hurricane vases:
These work year-round and you can swap out what’s inside based on the season. For winter, put some fresh cut evergreen branches, holly tree cuttings, or even fill them with holiday ornaments.
Place your Christmas tree:
If you celebrate Christmas, put your tree in a spot in your home where you can enjoy it the most. Make sure it doesn’t obstruct how you move through your home. If you have children consider putting it somewhere they can see as they walk down the stairs on Christmas morning.
Decorate the table:
This is a great place to decorate, even if you’re not hosting formal dinners this year. A festive table runner and centrepiece that matches your seasonal room color scheme or theme, can add a warm ambiance to your dining room.
Greenery on the fireplace mantle:
The options are nearly endless for what you can do with this space. A green garland or real evergreen/holly tree clippings look fantastic wrapped around some LED, battery-operated candles and holiday bits and bobs.
An interior designer can help you choose the right holiday decor and decorate your home to fill it with Instagram-worthy shots while making your home comfortable and liveable.
But, if you feel that right now is the time for something a little more substantial and long-term for your home decor, then you might want to consider…
Starting an online interior design project in Winter
The changing of the seasons is a popular time to do a more in-depth redesign of your indoor spaces. If you’re getting a bit tired of your current home decor and design, maybe now is the best time to consider refreshing your space!
Working with an online interior designer puts you in control of the project with the guidance of an expert assisting you every step of the way. When you work with online interior designers like the team at Good Space Plans Online, then all consults are done via video conferencing or the phone. No one outside your bubble or “Safe 6” ever enters your home.
Here are the 3 steps of what you can expect when working with Good Space Plans Online:
Step 1 – Inform: What do you need?
Before undertaking any home design or decor project, it’s good to start with a look at your habits, lifestyle, personal style, and routines.
We often ask our clients to collect pictures of designs, styles, and pieces they like. We also want to know a bit more about your lifestyle and habits. For example:
- Do you have kids?
- How do you spend your time when you’re at home?
- Where are the main entrances and most trafficked areas of your home?
If you plan to have regular overnight guests in the future when COVID restrictions are lifted, we will want to consider that in your plans.
Once you put together your thoughts about the style you want, your interior designer will ask you to take a few measurements of your space and existing features and furniture. Then, they will start shopping around to source suggestions for the perfect furniture, decor, and floor plans to reflect your unique personality, style, and needs.
Step 2 – Enlighten: Let’s make your plan
This is when your Good Space interior design team works their magic to research, shop, and design your space! Giving you your very own design plan to follow. At your next meeting with your interior designer, they will share new floor plans and provide options for every element, including floors, walls, windows, and ceilings if they were part of your design request.
When doing an interior decorating project near the holiday season, your plan may include temporarily moving furniture and other items to accommodate cheery holiday decor. Your designer will explain everything in your design plan and this is your opportunity to ask questions so you can further customize your designs.
Step 3 – Inspire: Finalizing your designs
Now that you and your designer have chatted more in-depth about your proposed design plans. Your designer will take your feedback and suggestions and create the finalized design plan. Then your final plan will include all the details of every element of your project. This may also include sourcing the products for you.
The next steps move at your own pace and can be adjusted based on your schedule. Your online interior designer has given you everything you need to purchase and create the space of your dreams when you’re ready to get started on your own time.
Get a free estimate!
Ready to elevate the space you’re living in? Visit our free estimate link to learn how much or how little it costs for the home of your dreams! You can also call us to book your Good Space plan today and begin transforming your home for the holiday season and beyond.