Don't you love how in holiday movies the entire home/setting looks like it was made to be decorated for the holidays? Take "Home Alone" for example- there was never a more Christmasy looking home! Well, if your house isn't typically decorated with deep reds year round, you can add a touch of holiday to each room with these simple, affordable tips! Woman's Day took their inspiration for this article from Swedish decor- choosing reds and whites that will suit the decor in most homes. If you've already got a mostly white color palette in your home, it'll be relatively simple to add some holiday cheer.
&bull, In the kitchen: Have cake stands ready for holiday treats, add a few red/white linens, hang a wreath in your window. You might accent white dishes with painted blocks from the craft store. Paint a tray, or tie a ribbon around a serving bottle.
• In the dining room: Choose white linens and a red table runner (or the reverse if you have kids!) Tie these Mini Wreaths onto each chair.
• In the living room: Hang cute cotton dishtowel stockings. There's a link to the tutorial on how to make them. Stick with brown kraft paper and red ribbons for gifts and they'll fit right into this decor.
Of course, this is only one route you can go, but we like the simplicity and the tasteful color scheme. You can view the entire slideshow complete with links on how to make a lot of the decor yourself at Woman's Day.
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