25 Days till Christmas: DIY Home Decor

Take you’re pick on which Christmas Decor do you love the most.

When it comes to Christmas decorations, it’s easy to be a little overzealous. But if anyone knows how to keep things classy during the holiday season, it’s the 12 designers we chatted with here.

“Let your décor dictate your holiday palette,” designer Tobi Fairley reminds us. “No matter how gorgeous your holiday items are, if they are competing with your room instead of complementing it, the effect will be lost.”

Read on for more expert advice on how to keep your home festive and elegant at the same time.

From: ELLE Decor

1.Keep it simple

“I keep decorating for the holidays simple. I fill the house with potted paperwhites and potted white amaryllis. I scatter votives all around. I also put wreaths on the doors made out of evergreen and bay leaves, and drape the banisters and mantles with swags of the same.”

– Mark D. Sikes

2.Focus on the table

Decorate the dining room table. Rather than the traditional red and green, try something new like a fabric in malachite and hot pink peonies. Layer in black and white for a graphic pop. The plates [here] are antique French.”

– Grant Gibson

3 .Go natural

“Use fresh evergreen boughs, garlands, and wreaths combined with in-season citrus like lemons, tangerines, and oranges. It will give your home a beautiful natural look, and it smells heavenly!”

– Tobi Fairley

4.Create a living runner

“There’s nothing prettier than pairing fresh greens — whether boxwood or pine — with mercury candle votives and white lights.

Try interspersing the trio across your mantle or as a runner come to life along your dining room table: it’s a holiday look you’ll never get tired of!”

– Susanna Salk

5.Use scent as decor

“As soon as Thanksgiving is over, I keep a kettle on the stove with water, a sliced orange and cloves. I turn it on low heat whenever I’m home so my entire apartment smells like Christmas to me!”

– Lindsey Harper

6.Stage a holiday ‘shelfie’

“Use your bookshelves as an opportunity to inject a bit of holiday flair. Mix in bowls of ornaments, tabletop trees and other holiday accents into your bookshelves for the ultimate holiday “shelfie,” as shown here in my Instagram.”

– Nicole Gibbons

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