The holidays are upon us, and even though we survived 2020, and 2021 may have brought even more frustration and mixed feelings about the holidays, perhaps it’s an even more important time to decorate all our favorite spaces; but in a more SIMPLE way. Here a few of our favorite quick, simple, clean fresh modern holiday decorating tips to help give your special spaces a little touch of wintery magic. For me, amidst these cautious and uncertain times, global supply chain issues, and delivery delays, it is still the consistent tradition of simple but meaningful decorating for the holidays, that keeps my family grounded.
For a clean fresh modern cozy style, add a single pine cone or fresh cedar stem to your gift wrapping. Tie packages with raw linen strips, cotton ribbon, kraft paper, or twine. To give a cohesive look to your whole décor, coordinate the gift wrapping details to your table-scape!
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CONTINUITY AND COLOR SCHEME
When taking a “less is more” minimal approach to holiday decor, make sure to keep your color scheme clean and consistent throughout your decor. For a clean fresh modern look, we use white candles in clear glass. For visual interest (and for the collectors at heart), we suggest all clear glass, but mix it up in size and shape! Use assorted greens for dynamic contrast. Keep greens fresh and in the same proportion for a full and elegant display.
TIP: Many Christmas tree lots will allow you to collect and take the various tree clippings for free, and will keep displays looking and smelling fresh for weeks!
ON TREND: Gather LONG asymmetrical stems and branches for a clean fresh modern look and display them in tall pottery jars for a woodsy welcoming style.
BRIGHT DAYLIGHT ADDS A WINTERY ROMANCE
Place a small table or writing desk next to a bright window and group 3 to 5 mini pine trees with gifts. Display with a collection of assorted white candles in clear glass, and stacks of holiday books for inspiration.
For me, pulling out all the holiday cook books, photo albums, and the kids Christmas story books and placing them “out” for browsing and intimate inspiration is a tradition. It keeps the memories alive and grounds the holidays in what’s really important: Family.
SIMPLE KITCHEN TOUCHES
Adding simple fresh stems of pine can give your kitchen counter tops a cozy wintery feeling! Lace fresh stems in between canisters for a clean fresh modern touch of holiday, and fresh mini Christmas trees look perfect in white ceramic crocks!
When thinking about your holiday table settings, think about the basic layers first. Utilizing your year-round pieces in your holiday kitchen decorating can make storage easy and encourages more frequent use. For me, BASIC WHITE PANTRY WARE is always a no-brainer. It makes everyday an opportunity to make it a special day.
TIP: A large natural grain rustic CHARGER will ground your entire decor theme. For a clean fresh modern versatile farmhouse style, layer with your simple white pantry pieces and top with a WASHABLE LINEN NAPKIN, twine and a sprig of cedar, rosemary or pine. Once you have the basics, all you’ll need to change (from theme to theme) is the napkin details!
HOLIDAY DECORATING REMINDER
Remember, the magic in THIS holiday is the love you share and the traditions you cherish. Nothing is as important as connecting with loved ones during this time. Although this year brings unbelievable challenges, take a moment to celebrate. Even the tiniest gesture and hint of holidays can transform your spirit!
From our 4pt family to yours, we wish you holiday magic, health and joy, and loads of love!
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