There are only three weeks 'til Christmas — and I'm totally chill about it. That's because I'm focusing on the big picture to get my house ready for the most
chaotic blissfully busy time of the year. These are the moves that really make a difference:
1. Set a festive table.
It all starts here: This gorgeous dining table in warm wood looks exactly like the place you want to linger after a big holiday feast — and having some comfy dining chairs to match is a big must, too. Then, just top off the table with something cheerful. I love the look of greenery and warm candlelight, and now's the time to bust out all things red, whether they're holiday-themed or not.
2. Channel a little winter wonderland.
'Tis the season to get your sofa extra cozy (this welcoming retro number sets the right tone), your table cheery (love how this marble beauty naturally exudes a snowy vibe), and your lighting game on point: Pull out your softest throws and cushions, swap your coffee-table books for a few ornaments, and string up a couple strands of twinkly bulbs.
3. Go big and go home.
No kids' tables here! When the gang's all here, a seats-everybody extension table ensures you're equipped for an extra-large holiday dinner. Slim chairs keep everyone cozy but not crammed. (Bonus: You can lean into the sleek look with a contemporary black-and-white holiday palette.)
4. Embrace the shine.
Pillar candles, metallic accents (hello, wrapped presents!) and sparkly garlands set a festive scene without going overboard into inflatable-Santa territory. A tactile rug warms things up nicely, as do a few seats around the Christmas tree to encourage mingling (and maybe a little present-snooping).
5. Get ready for guests.
Make your out-of-town visitors feel extra welcome with an inviting bed done up in a luxurious throw. Creature comforts like a bedside table and lamp, plus a couple of your favorite recent reads, will make them feel right at home.
Make Structube your destination for a holiday-ready home: Its stylish, affordable furniture will impress your guests whatever room they're in — and whatever your style. Plus, to really get you in the holiday spirit, Structube is gifting AT readers free shipping on all purchases over $500! Just use the code ATCHRISTMAS until December 26 (on in-stock items only, not combinable with any other promotional offer).