No...I haven't decorated my home for Christmas yet - I'm all about that late fall look for Thanksgiving. I just wanted to share some of the photos and holiday trend tips that I put together for an article in our local December Boomers and Beyond newspaper. One nice thing about writing a blog is that I can share the photos that didn't make it into the paper due to space limitations.
All of the photos in this piece were taken at Cottage on the River, a home decor boutique in Grand Rapids, Ohio. A special thanks to my friends, Karen and Erika, for opening their shop up for pre-open house photos.
And, as I mentioned, here is what's trending in decorating this holiday season.
Faux fur. From stockings and table runners to robes and slippers, faux fur will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy.
Personalization. Anything can be customized these days with initials, monograms and phrases that say – this is our home.
Look for ornaments, tags and banners coated in chalkboard paint and fill your abode with expression.
Plaid! Pillows, garlands, wrapping paper and ribbons are showing their Scottish side in tartans, hounds tooth, checks and window pane plaids.
Traditional green and red, bright, or pastel patterns are in abundance this season.
No Cords. No need to play the extension cord game. Unplug with cordless wreaths, garlands, swags and greenery for your outdoor decorating needs.
Many come with remote controls so no more running outdoors to light up your display.
Non-traditional Color Combos. Mix it up with a new color combination. Try cranberry and mocha, mixed metals, or silver and frost.
Flocked Trees. Bring the outdoors in with a flocked Christmas tree that exudes that freshly fallen snow effect.
Let the countdown begin! Showcase your family's individuality and style, and create an unforgettable holiday and memories that last well into 2016.