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Chic Holiday Décor Ideas from The Experts

  • Elegant staircase decorated with hoidy greens and pink ribbons

    It’s that time of year to think about holiday décor. If your idea of decorating over the holidays still centers around popcorn on a string and ornaments that have seen better days, it may be time for an upgrade. Instead, think modern hues and styles that allow you to be as festive as you want to be and still maintain a home that showcases your unique flair. This is especially important if you’re selling your home over the holidays. Let’s see what the experts have to say about chic holiday décor.

Unique fabrics
Rich fabrics like velvet and faux fur can help transform any space into a winter wonderland. “The retailer declared velvet ‘this season’s lust-have,’ offering quilts, duvets, throw pillows, and blankets in the textured fabric. And who could ignore their gorgeous new faux-fur throws,” asks MyDomaine.
“Twas the year of blush pink. Unsurprisingly, trendy gals are swapping their red ribbons, buntings, and blooms for something rosier… and much less expected,” said PureWow. Just tie blush pink silk ribbon around some greenery and voila! Your stairway will look beautiful!
Glittery white trees
By keeping everything light, bright and effervescent, your home will be a true show-stopper. If that’s not your style, try this tip from Elle Décor.
Blue Christmas
This year a festive blue hue is making its debut in holiday décor with traditional green and red. “It’s all about the blue,” said MyDomaine of West Elm’s luxurious take on this year’s holiday trends. “While red and green made an appearance in the form of an evergreen tree, ornament, or flower arrangement, almost every page featured a deep jewel-tone blue. Think dining chairs, pillows, and even dinnerware.”
Black and white
“One of the hottest holiday decoration trends is black and white,” says Connecticut in Style. I agree. It’s absolutely timeless. Black and white is also the ideal backdrop to add any color to; especially red.
Black and white brings endless possibilities when it comes to holiday decorating. How about a simple wreath with a black and white bow, or a buffalo check runner down your holiday dining table? Or let your imagination dictate where to add the pop of color.
Spread the Ornament Cheer
Just think about it, ornaments can look great in many places throughout your home, not just on your tree. “Don’t restrict magnificent baubles and sparkly snowflakes to the tree when it comes to your Christmas decor ideas,” says Real Simple. “Accentuate overhead lighting with shimmery decorations and stick to a fresh winter palette like pale blue and silver. Finish it off with an elegant satin ribbon gently dangling from the chandelier.”
If you’d like to use some of the holiday décor ideas above in a new home in Montecito, Hope Ranch or any of Santa Barbara’s upscale communities I can help.  I have many fine properties for sale on my comprehensive website. Just call me at 805.886.9378 or email me at

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