Design Advice

3 subtle ways to incorporate holiday decor

Holiday season is here! From festive drinks and bites, to holiday lights and cheerful celebrations, to the deep colors and velvet fabrics the season brings, we love this time of year. We’re looking forward to decorating this week—here are our top 3 favorite ways to incorporate holiday décor in a tasteful, subtle way whether you’re decorating your home or office.

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Style the mantle

Using a muted or neutral palette, garnish your mantel with a garland (magnolia or cedar are our go-tos). Add a few finishing touches with candelabras, stockings or a small vase.

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Add bits of greenery

A simple and easy way to add some holiday cheer is simply by assembling a greenery bunch in a beautiful vase, with accents like berries, fruit, or pinecones. Use as a table centerpiece or add to a stack of coffee table books with a holiday scented candle for an elevated display.

10 Winthrop Square | Boston, Mass.
Embellish an accent piece

Have an accent piece that is the focal point of a room? Focus on small ways to embellish the piece. Oversized mirror? Add a garland. All white room? Add a pop of red with dried red phalaris grass. Sideboard? Utilize the top to display already wrapped gifts.

Have other suggestions for minimal, subtle holiday decorations? Leave your ideas below!