The holidays are nearly here. Now’s the time to turn your inner elf loose and focus on decorating so your home will look its festive best by the time family and friends arrive. This year, designers are giving classic looks a new spin. Here are five easy ways to follow suit.
For sweet dreams on Christmas Eve, garnish garland with holiday mugs suspended from the staircase bannister with ribbon, then filled with bedtime snacks. Once everyone is tucked in, make the rounds to each room with hot cocoa for late-night sipping.
Slate delivers a luxe look to foyers and hallways. To get the look, try Mannington’s Cambridge resilient flooring (in Greystone color). It’s easy to keep clean (most spills clean with gentle soap or water) and doesn’t trap dust, pet dander and other allergens.
These days, more is less. Designers call that focal point decorating. Create lots of wow by dramatically decorating a few key areas in a room like the mantel and corner where the tree is displayed.
In a nature-inspired room such as this, hardwoods also create a focal point by adding visual warmth and balancing nicely with the chiseled stone wall. Mannington’s Rock Creek hardwood flooring (in Bear, Coyote and Fox colors) is a refined rustic with time-worn color.
Decorating with the unexpected -like silver trophy cups filled with cut greenery- adds a fresh twist to any room.
By combining the look of a fine sawn finishing technique with natural distressing, Mannington’s Black Mountain Oak LVS flooring (in Coal color) is a modern rustic that also updates rooms of any style.
Complicated, fussy decor has given way to simplicity. A single swag of fresh greenery and centerpieces fashioned from live plants gives guests the feel of dining in the great outdoors and help the room visually breathe.
Mannington’s Adura® luxury vinyl flooring in pattern ‘Casa’, offers a warm Chiptole color and captures the worn patina and imperfections found in hand-set terracotta.
Casual holiday flourishes throughout the home is also on-trend. Bits of greenery and red ribbon transform this seaside bedroom into a holly jolly retreat so comfy and cozy that everyone (pups included) will aspire to settle in for a long winter’s nap.
To complete the look, try Mannington’s Nantucket laminate flooring (in Driftwood and Sea Shell colors). It conjures images of relaxed days at the shore strolling on sun-bleached, distressed wood walkways.
The countdown to Christmas is on. Isn’t it time to give your home some classic holiday style?