Simple Tips To Fill Your Home With Holiday Spirit

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How often have you walked into a home and felt a pang of jealousy for their tasteful decorating or a little overwhelmed by the overt display of holiday cheer?

Holiday decorating doesn’t have to be a chore, its the little touches and simplest pieces that radiate with the spirit of the season, and make your home feel cozy and welcoming for your little or large holiday gatherings.

Place A Timeless Holiday Piece
Hand crafted and full of whimsy, we’re not ones to keep quite on our favourite holiday ornaments, and we’re excited that we can unwrap a little bit Christmas cheer before December 25. We’re pleased to feature a large selection of ornamental figures inspired by the art of Thomas Kinkade. These classic treasures spin, play music, and will light up your home for years to come.

Add Depth With Light
Cozy and comforting, candles and fairy lights imbue your home with a soft glowing light that is warm and inviting.

Simple pillar candles stacked together or set apart are a great adornment for a mantel, or place tea lights in inexpensive frosted-glass vases of different sizes and group them together on a side table to for layers of flickering light. Create drama along a stairway by stringing fair lights along the banister, entwined with feathers, pine cones, festive ribbon or evergreen boughs.

The Scent Of The Season
Little evokes the feel of the season than a familiar scent – pine cones, fresh fallen snow, cinnamon, apples, rich hot chocolate. Easily infuse your home with your favourite holiday aromas with a pretty Lampe Berger lamp that does double duty lightly perfuming each room as it purifies the air you breath.

Another fun way to play with home scents are DIY home deodorizers, like this easy recipe from Dandee Designs:

5 cinnamon sticks
1 dried lemon slice
1 dried orange slice
1/2 cup whole cloves
1 tbs. nutmeg
1/4 cup whole allspice
1 tbs. bay leaf pieces
3 dried apple slices

Combine ingredients. Add water to simmer on stove top.

A Happy Holiday Photo Display
In the entryway, on the mantel, even on the sideboard above the side dishes, hang a collection of your favourite holiday pictures from years past, or new photos from this year’s holiday photo session.

Gold Frames and Red Bows
Add a little holiday sparkle to your existing art work by re-framing a few or all of them in gold, and then add a simple, red velvet bow for the festive touch.

Now is the time to consider updating your walls with art that is befitting the season, like a beautiful tableau by Doug Laird or one of our scenic winter vistas. Visit our gallery to view more of our wide selection of art prints.