Al­ways on Hol­i­day

Liv­ing with her shop a stone’s throw away, Lori Barnard, of Tur­lock, Cal­i­for­nia, has plenty of in­spi­ra­tion for in­fus­ing hol­i­day cheer into her every­day decor. Here are a few of her ideas to help you get a cozy Christ­mas look through­out your home:

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Re-stock the Shelves. Switch out your usual wares in a fa­vorite step­back or cor­ner cup­board for plates with a hol­i­day theme or color scheme. If you don’t want to change ev­ery­thing, al­ter­nate dishes on dis­play or slip in a few framed sea­sonal prints. Add a tac­tile touch with fab­ric Christ­mas nap­kins or a ta­ble run­ner.

Amp Up the Color. If you love dec­o­rat­ing with prim­i­tive an­tiques, chances are your home’s pal­ette leans to­ward earthen tones. Liven it up with rosier reds, brighter greens and even yel­lows, whether it’s with rose-hip wreaths, wool stock­ings, bright shut­ters, col­or­ful or­na­ments or vividly dressed San­tas.

Go for the Greens. The sim­plest hol­i­day touch is to adorn ex­ist­ing col­lec­tions with fresh or faux green­ery trimmed with real or ar­ti­fi­cial holly berries for a dash of that eye-catch­ing red, as Lori did with her shore­birds.

Get Cozy with Quilts. Swap every­day quilts for hol­i­day styles fea­tur­ing stars, red and green hues, or holly. Hang one on the wall, drape one over a chair or use one as a tree skirt.

Say Hello to Santa. Don’t want to change out a fa­vorite sign for some­thing with a Christ­mas theme? Just cozy a lit­tle Santa up to it, as Lori did with the rus­tic sign over Blaine’s dresser.

Pops of blue brighten the mas­ter bed­room, in­clud­ing tex­tiles, books, a picket-fence tree, a wood bucket and an un­usual Santa dressed in pow­der blue and poised atop a mus­tard up­hol­stered rope set­tee. This room fea­tures a nau­ti­cal theme, car­ried out via plenty of seabirds and ships. 31

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