Holiday Decor – The Seasonal Shift

Holiday Décor – The Seasonal Shift

A few of my favourite things

With Halloween just a blur (that could be due to the sugar high) all systems are go around town and the faint sound of “Jingle Bells” in the air.

While scouting a few stores out this past Saturday my day started with ghosts, goblins and pumpkins galore. By early afternoon retailers who would put a swat team to shame had replaced all things scary with enough glitter and glitz to Deck the Halls from here to The North Pole (ok, maybe not quite that far!)

If, like me, you still have a Halloween wreath on the front door, visions of sugarplums aren’t yet dancing in your head, but now is the ultimate time to start planning your decor  for this season. Selection is at it’s best right now and talking from experience if you need to pick up a few items to freshen and update your Holiday look now is the time to do it, before it’s gone baby gone!

[singlepic id=143 w=320 h=240 float=left]On my jaunt I saw some fabulous displays, kudos to Metro retailers who have really outdone themselves this year.

  Colour Combos

 Turquoise & Lime – Love it. Fresh, a little funky and unexpected.  Lots of this palette around in baubles this year. Birds are the “it” ornament this season, from peacocks (great with this combo) to dainty glass birds with feather tails. These feathered friends make a great new addition and are available in every hue.Red & Lime – Didn’t think I would like this one either but the red really makes the lime pop! Last year I decorated my tree in a lime, chocolate brown and gold combo but this year I am thinking red and lime is the way to go. This shade of green instantly updates the forest green usually paired with red (so 1980’s)  White & Silver – I love the frosty glow of this holiday classic combo. Glittering snowflakes, icicles and shimmering silver, teamed with white lights to add a starry finish. Add one more hue and you get a whole new look. Purple would look so on trend – mum you were ahead of your time with your purple tree 2 years ago, it’s the colour right now.

[singlepic id=142 w=320 h=240 float=left]Hot Pink & Black – Very “Sex in the City”. Think feather boa, high heel shoe ornaments and martini glasses – what a fun girly, girl look for a theme tree with a feminine spin.  Bronze & Gold – A beautiful warm and sophisticated look. Try to stay away from gold with a high sheen and opt for matt finishes to make this scheme more current. A tree skirt in rich, chocolate brown velvet and glittered ferns in the same tone will finish this look off. Matt gold also looks stunning with black for a scheme that looks “oh so chic”.   

PREP’s Seasonal Décor Service can give your home the WOW factor whatever your budget!