When holiday magic is in the air it’s practically contagious. Well we say, bring on the bug! … because there’s nothing we love more than bringing the spirit of the holidays home. While most folks who celebrate the Christmas season typically hang a festive wreath on the door or put up a tree, we take a more-is-more approach when it comes to spreading yuletide cheer. Follow along as we go on a room-by-room decorating tour – we guarantee you’ll find inspiration at every turn.
This is the first place you and your guests step when entering your home, so go for the gusto and make a memorable first impression. One common decoration you’ll find we’re obsessed with? Greenery. You can never have too much of it, whether it be garlands, wreaths, or simple sprigs. We love to tie the look together by using the same collection all through the house. Or, you can mix it up by using different greenery in each room, giving every space its own unique mood and point of view.
Once the garlands are hung, make a statement with glittering Gold Umbrella Trees for an unexpected moment that is sure to dazzle. Bring in a Gilded Nutcracker Butler to greet guests with a plate of cookies or candy canes, setting a playful tone for what’s to come in the rest of the house.
In the living room, the Christmas tree is always the star. Make sure that it truly shines by covering it from head to toe in sparkling ornaments and wrapping the base in a luxurious tree skirt, like the Velvet Cross and Fleur-de-lis Tree Skirt. Beneath the tree, gifts tied up in beautiful ribbons and bows are just as much decorative works of art as they are thoughtful presents for loved ones. Don’t be afraid to take your gift wrapping to the next level!
Accent with our flameless Dream Candles on every surface to create a holiday glow, adding as many garlands as possible for good measure, draping the windows and console tables.
Decorating the kitchen is sure to put you in the holiday spirit while you bake cookies with the kids or prepare a roast for visiting family. We love the idea of placing garlands on top of the cabinets or hanging a swag above the range (not too close, of course).
And there’s no such thing as too many cooks in the kitchen if they are Santa’s little helpers! The jolly elves of The Mark Roberts North Pole Catering Company are at your service, holding up trays that can be used for placing key ingredients when cooking or serving up canapes during a cocktail party.
After a meal is prepped and ready, it’s time to gather around the dinner table. Whether for pancakes on Christmas morning, or a turkey dinner on Christmas Eve, the dining room is the perfect place for creating a celebratory look that is uniquely your own.
A cordless faux-fir garland, glimmering with twinkle lights, is just as goodlooking running down the center of the table when it’s not in use. When the guests arrive, holiday-themed serveware provides visual interest on the tabletop as well as a home for traditional holiday fare. The Donatella 3-Tier Antler Server offers a modern take that hints at the holidays with gold antler detailing. Pair it with gold-rimmed dinnerware, eye-catching placemats and a bold runner – like the Donatella Holiday Plaid Table Runner – to serve up a meal that’s sure to taste as good as it looks.
What’s your favorite place to spread unexpected holiday cheer? The powder room? The guest bedroom? Show us how you decorate by following us on Instagram @frontgate and using #LiveFrontgate with your photos.