Tips and tricks from a local designer to help Houstonians get in the seasonal spirit. With Thanksgiving and Christmas approaching, fall and holiday decor and tablescapes are hot topics among hosts and hostesses and as more people will be staying home for the holidays this year, now is the perfect time to revamp your regular home with seasonal decor!
It can be difficult to feel the fall vibes and get into the seasonal spirit in the hot and humid Houston weather, but with a few interior design tips and tricks, anyone can learn to create their desired seasonal and cozy aesthetic in their home.
Local Houston interior designer and business owner, Angela Lee of Evolution by Design, is sharing her tips and tricks to help Houstonians get their homes ready for the upcoming holiday season and prepare for hosting the family and friends gatherings that come with it.
Cozy and cost effective
An easy and affordable way to give your space a seasonal makeover is by switching or adding a few more throw/accent pillows and blankets around the home.
Bring in colors found in nature or seasonal colors such as oranges and yellows for fall and blues, reds and greens for winter. Adding colorful accent pillows or a throw blanket is a perfect way to bring the new season into a neutral room – plus, you don’t have to spend money on more expensive home decor.
Pro tip: buy various throw pillow covers so you can switch them out all year long!
Make your home lookgourdgeous
Decorate your tables, shelves, outdoor spaces and front door with pumpkins and gourds. We love to mix and match with various sizes, shapes and colors.
Pro tip: Use the rule of 3 when displaying these items around your home for an elevated design and aesthetic.
Pumpkins don’t have to be orange! Paint your pumpkins to match the art, decor or patterns that already exist in your home.
Falling for foliage
Swap out your summer florals for fall foliage. Liven up your dining room with a seasonal centerpiece – use pumpkins, gourds, pine cones, seasonal foliage or flowers with seasonal colors.
Display wreaths on doors and windows
Hostess with the mostess tablescapes
Use the holiday or season as your theme for the tablescape. Add in pops of color with table linens and placemats.
For your table decor and centerpieces, use seasonal foliage such as fruits, veggies, leaves, acorns, pumpkins, gourds, pine cones, etc. This will provide texture, color and fragrance to the table.
Pro tip: If allergies are an issue, use faux foliage and remember to store them safely so you can use them the next year!
Use objects of varying heights within the design of the tablescape to create an interesting look and make the table appear fuller.
Use varying finishes in the table setting to add a little sparkle and flare. Mix and match glassware, crystal, flatware, chargers, napkin rings, etc.