Holiday Display Tips and New Store Items!

by Melanie, November 10, 2010
We haven’t posted in a while and we know you guys are missing us like crazy!! The holidays are right around the corner and it’s time to start thinking about how to get your home holiday ready. This time of year can be so overwhelming, but have no fear…. you have Whittington Design Studio to give you all the tips and tricks to create the most unique and beautifully festive holiday displays for all your guests to enjoy. You don’t have to set your dining room table just yet, but don’t wait until the last minute either. Ease your way into the holidays by doing something every week to get ready for the festivities to come. This week, try adding some clever hints of fall throughout your home. This will do the trick until Thanksgiving!

Photo: Canadian House & Home
Your table doesn’t need to be set just yet, but you can go ahead and start thinking about a clever table setting by creating a center display. Birch-wood candles can instantly create a chic and rustic look. They smell amazing too!

Birch wood candles available at Whittington Design Studio

Photo: Canadian House & Home

This simple table setting can be achieved by adding tall plants and maintaining a minimal color pallet. The runner creates a cozy element while also adding texture.

Photo: Better Homes & Garden
A natural arrangement with pine cones and pumpkins will get you in the holiday mood, and it’s easy to do it yourself!

This photo from Canadian House & Home demonstrates a very clean, sophisticated, yet cozy look that we love right now. We really like the way the neutral fabrics work with the wood tones and the pop of navy on the armchairs. A good way to get in the holiday spirit is adding a magnolia wreath on a window or door.

This wreath with a burlap ribbon is available at Whittington Design Studio

Photo: Canadian House & Home

Mixing in mini spruce trees to your existing accessories will instantly create a fall display that you will be able to use now through the end of the holiday season!

Everything looks more interesting under a glass bell jar! Try a gourde, rosemary bush or a very mini spruce under a glass jar on a buffet or table to add an element of interest.
Glass Bell Jar available at Whittington Design Studio

Photo: Better Homes & Garden

The key to a well balanced buffet or chest display is having some kind of tall object to add height. Oak branches this time of year are a perfect way to accomplish this simple style tip. Try placing a few branches with acorns in a tall vase or hurricane and even throw in oranges or lemons to add color.
This turquoise hurricane available at Whittington Design Studio is the perfect size and color.

This driftwood turkey is our current storefront obsession! Filled with orange and green acorns, it adds a whimsical pop of color along with a natural element that is very festive!!
Driftwood Turkey
An assortment of colorful glass balls on your dining room table is a good way to get your started on holiday decorating. The fall colors of the glass will add a perfect touch of sparkle under a dining room chandelier.

A scented candle is so inviting when the weather gets cold. The Paddywax Library collection has a variety of scents that you will love! They also make a great gift!

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