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Decorating Your Luxury Home for The Holidays

Dec 13, 2021

Holiday Design Ideas for Your Luxury Home

Now is the time to begin decorating your home for the holidays! For a more sophisticated look, focus on holiday design ideas that are more natural and simple. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, here are some elegant decorating ideas to make your home look festive.

1. Ribbons and Bows

Add ribbon sets and bows to wreaths, doors, windows, mirrors, and light fixtures to create festive moments. Invest in high-quality ribbons and materials that will not only elevate the look of your display, but also last year after year. Make use of various colors to create a festive feel, or use monotone colors that add subtle grandeur. Consider curated ribbon sets from Knot + Spool, or request a custom order just for your home. 

2. Bells in Every Corner

Hang large sets of bells along doorways, on windows, mantels, and anywhere else you can invite a charming moment. Small garland bells lend whimsical flair and can be draped along mantels or entwined with garland. For a more rustic look, hang a few strips of leather-bound sleigh bells or rope-tied hanging bells

3. Layered Greenery 

Whether faux, fresh, or preserved, touches of greenery in the form of wreaths, floral arrangements, garland, topiaries, trees, or mistletoe are elegant holiday design ideas sure to stand out. Keep it simple and display lush garland across your mantel and along the staircase. For pops of green at every turn, add sweet boxwood topiaries topped with ribbons and bells to your countertops and tables. 

4. Colorful Details

Don’t forget to incorporate festival colors into your holiday design ideas! Traditional Christmas decor should feature shades of reds, such as burgundies and maroons. Hanukkah is traditionally celebrated with blues, whites, and silvers. Kwanzaa is a cultural celebration that incorporates red, green, and black colors. Tapered candles are a simple, yet elegant way to incorporate these colors into your home. Choose non-toxic candles, such as those made from 100% beeswax and cotton or wood wicks. 

5. Accessorize with Glass and Crystal

Now is the time to bring out your best crystal! There are many ways in which you can incorporate beautiful glass pieces into your holiday home decor. Fill your favorite crystal dish with colorful candies to double as a fun treat for guests and a festive statement piece. Crystal vases can also be filled with trimmed greenery from your backyard garden

6. Forage for Decor

Step outside and explore your neighborhood and forage for natural decor. Bring along a pair of sharp garden shears and cut snippets of colorful or textured twigs, greenery, florals, or stems that are abundant with winter berries. Gather pine cones, acorns, and whatever else catches your interest. Then, use what you have foraged to elevate your existing decor by adding them to bowls and serveware. The result is a festive holiday decor that’s both natural and native. 

7. Winter Planters

When you are decorating outdoors you can’t forget to put together your own winter planters. Decorate planters with vegetation that symbolize wintertime. You can add pine trees, dogwood branches, ornamental grasses such as feather reed grass, winterberries of various types, evergreen shrubs, maple leaves, and branches. Add faux berry picks, large ornaments, or a string of lights for even more layers of beauty! If possible in your climate, add your preferred colors by planting flowers that will winter over. Throughout the south, camellias and ornamental kales are especially popular and often found in holiday design ideas. 

Celebrate the Holiday Seasons at The Cliffs

Our culture at The Cliffs is rooted in festive celebrations. In addition to decorating, spending time with neighbors, friends, and family is also a big part of the culture during this time of year. Across all seven of our communities, the day-to-day happenings and events are shaped by members’ shared interests and passions. The holiday season brings our communities together and results in great memories year after year. 

Allow us to introduce you to the festive wonder of The Cliffs! Click the button below to see our three distinct regions, The Mountain Region, Lake Region, and Asheville Region

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