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Decorate for the Holidays in Traditional Style

Emmaline Harvey
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Your holiday decorating style is TRADITIONAL.

You love singing carols with family and friends and to “deck the halls” to the extreme. You’re drawn to decorations that are warm, familiar, and look like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting. Your color palette is primarily red and green (of course!), with some silver and gold mixed in to accent. 

Set Your Thanksgiving Table

Flameless Candles - THD - 300x300Cover your table with a rich gold or deep red tablecloth, and accent the table with napkins of the other color. Gather each napkin in a soft accordion and tuck into the glassware at each place setting to add height to your table.

Collect an assortment of large glass vases and place a flameless candle in the center of each. Fill around the candle with cranberries, acorns, or even corn kernels for a little Thanksgiving fun. 

Line the candles down the middle of a large table or gather in the center on a smaller table. Alternate the vases with live poinsettias to complete the look.

Now use your basics from Thanksgiving to transition to the next holiday!

Deck The Halls


Keep your tablecloth and place settings as you did for Thanksgiving, but add a charger plate in green to add another pop of color.

If you’ve taken good care of your poinsettias (learn how here), they should still be centerpiece-ready. Add a few more poinsettias or mix in some potted amaryllis surrounded by maidenhair ferns.

For an extra bit of sparkle, use a pump spray bottle to mist the blooms with water, then lightly sprinkle loose silver or gold glitter onto the misted area.

Empty out any acorns or kernels you have left in your vases and refill with more cranberries, cinnamon sticks, or even mini ornaments.

Let’s not forget the most important part of Christmas decorating: the tree. Light the tree with traditional glass bulbs or warm white LED string lights. Add the finishing touch with a beautiful gold tree skirt.

Maybe Traditional isn’t your style. Check out Rustic and Modern this holiday season.

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