Make it Glow
Interior designer Dawn Hearn shares a few tips for creating the perfect inviting Christmas look for your home.
Create a warm Christmas look by adding personal touches.
THE HANDS-ON APPROACH Sometimes, the Christmas items you find in a store just don’t fit your perfect holiday décor. “If you can’t find the right fit for a tree skirt, make your own,” Dawn says. “We often just purchase several yards of velvet, linen or burlap to wrap around the base of the tree.” This look can be adapted for slim or fuller trees, and no sewing is required.
LIGHT UP THE HOLIDAYS Candles can add a beautiful glow around any room. “I like to use candles on fireplace mantels and coffee tables,” says Dawn. “The flameless battery-powdered pillar candles and votives are great for these locations.”
A BRIGHT FINISH Sometimes, your décor needs a little flash. Dawn advises to add metallic finishes, even if you don’t usually decorate with shiny, fancy or luxurious items. “Bright, metallic items reflect the Christmas tree lights and candlelight beautifully,” she says.
To read more about Dawn Hearn’s Christmas design tips, turn to page 108.