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Calm, Color & Cozy

5 Tips for Artful Holiday Decorating

The holiday season (i.e. winter) is the perfect time to infuse your living space with warmth and festive cheer. Here are 5 ideas for capturing some calm, some color, and some cozy this season.


1. Remix What You Have


Start by taking a fresh look at your existing decor. Rearrange furniture, swap out cushions, and experiment with different combinations. That neglected artwork in the corner? Give it a new spotlight by moving it to a more prominent place. Sometimes, a simple rearrangement can breathe new life into your space.


2. Add a Twinkle of Light


There's something magical about holiday lights. Incorporate string lights, fairy lights, or LED candles to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Drape them over artwork or around furniture to add a festive glow. The soft, twinkling lights not only create a cozy ambiance but also highlight your art collection.


3. Update Artwork for a Fresh Look


If you're passionate about art but unsure where to start, consider updating your collection with pieces that resonate with you. Choose artwork that complements your holiday theme or introduces a pop of color. Local art fairs, online galleries, and even DIY projects can be excellent sources for finding unique pieces.


4. Inspire with Personal Touches


Holiday decorating is a reflection of your personality. Add a personal touch by incorporating handmade or sentimental items. Whether it's a family heirloom, a DIY art project, or a cherished memento, these personal touches make your space uniquely yours.

One of my "shelfie" trees with a small bouquet at the studio


5. Showcase Your Art (Including Your Own!)


Don't be shy about showcasing your art, especially if you're an artist yourself. Create a mini gallery wall or dedicate a corner to display your creations. Share the stories behind the pieces to engage your guests and spark conversations.


This holiday season, let your home reflect your interests and collections. By remixing what you have, adding a touch of light, and updating artwork, you can create a festive and inviting space that not only celebrates the season but also showcases your unique style.


Remember, the right piece of art can be the perfect finishing touch. If you're looking to enhance your collection, consider exploring my artwork here. Happy decorating!


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