Holiday Decorating with Seaside Style
Tailoring seasonal decor to fit your lifestyle doesn't require forgoing tradition. Stylist Elizabeth "Liz" Demos of Savannah gave this cottage a creative spin on the typical tree, stockings, and presents that keep in mind the surf and sand outside.
Mix simple, solid-colored paper with artisan prints. By attaching vintage ornaments and even pinecones to packages, you can make them work with your other decorations.
Don't Settle for One Tree
Putting a small tree in the bedroom gives homeowners something to enjoy in their own space. Instead of adding lights, try flocking the tree to tone down the bright green and create a wintry look.
Use Indigenous Accents
For a native, not store-bought feel, try cutting from your own yard. Tuck pine into vases on the mantel and into the tree. Real pinecones as well as silver faux ones can be placed around the house to continue the theme.
Design Some Stockings for Mom and Dad
Hang stockings in the master bedroom that are specially made using a linen fabric that works with your palette.
Make It Fun for Children
Bulky, woolly stockings just don't give off a seaside vibe, so instead, have children put out customized galvanized buckets in expectation of Santa's visit.
Use Your Silver
In lieu of a typical poinsettia, put small seasonal trees in silver containers for a holiday touch that lasts into January. Colorful Christmas ball ornaments hide the inner pot and dirt.
Decorate Every Inch
Use every inch of your home to spread holiday spirit. Small groupings of mercury-glass votive holders and ornaments bring seasonal shimmer to the stairs. Sprigs of greenery and large pinecones add texture.