1. Make your home shine at holiday time

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     If you are planning to entertain over the holidays give your home a little décor lift. Sally Morse, Director of Creative Services for Hunter Douglas, the leading name in custom window fashions, has quick, easy, and inexpensive suggestions to give your home a fresh festive flair for the holidays. Here are Sally’s tips:
    Novel Table Toppings
    The dining room table is the focal point of holiday gatherings, so it’s important not to neglect your holiday table decorations. Rather than use the traditional holiday tablecloth with the same floral centerpiece, go for something inventive for the all-new upcoming holiday season. Add a cheerful, sunshine color to cold winter months with clementines. Place a bunch in glass hurricane lamps. Normally used as candleholders, the hurricanes are tall and large enough to work as a centerpiece. Line several down the middle of the table or use varying heights for a visually interesting multi-level look. Another option is to create a lemon-and-clementine leaf garland that can also run down the middle of a table. The garland can be made with lemon leaves, floral wire, and a small rope, with real lemons and clementines placed on top of the leaf runner. You can also layer clementines in a glass cake stand with sprigs of mint or cranberries for a festive, upbeat space.
    Enchanting Light
    As the temperature drops and the daylight begins to recede, it’s a good time to start thinking about investing in new window fashions that will make the most of this light to create the ambiance of a room.
    Photo : Hunter Douglas Silhouette window shadings and Luminette Privacy Sheers work together for a warm and cheery holiday mood.
    Reworked Art
    One sure way to keep your family and friends on their toes this holiday season is to re-dress your wall art. Whether with one frame or with a wall of prints, swap your everyday art with holiday images. You can also try incorporating a punch of color and pattern by framing various holiday prints. The finished effect is a chic, very “now” look that’s just for the holidays.
    Unique Metallic Accents
    There is no better season to go to the extreme with our love of metallic and shimmer than during the holidays. There are limitless ways to introduce this decorative element into your home décor. For a new, polished idea, try incorporating a little sparkle into interiors with a glittering string of gold or silver beads hung around the Christmas tree. Also, in place of the usual holiday metallic candleholders, add some style to your celebrations by lining a variety of shimmery mercury glass urns or vases along a mantel or tabletop. 
    With these easy tips, you will have everything you need to make your home unique and festive for the season ahead.
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