Fill your liv­ing space with cozy-chic charm!

Look­ing for easy and af­ford­able ways to make your home even hap­pier for the hol­i­day sea­son? In­te­rior de­signer and home stager Meridith Baer shares the sur­pris­ingly sim­ple style tweaks that are guar­an­teed to trans­form any room into a warm and wel­com­ing gue

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“When you have a space with two or three solid state­ment col­ors, like the reds, or­anges and greens here, it’s nice to dis­play pat­terned cur­tains or rugs that con­nect or tie the hues to­gether,” says Baer. “It’s an easy way to es­tab­lish a co­he­sive feel through­out the room!”


“Set­ting the scene for hol­i­day guests is eas­ier than you think,” as­sures Baer. All you need is co­zi­ness and a few pops of color, she says. A quick way to bring in both: lay­er­ing ex­tra ac­cent pil­lows and throws in var­ied hues and tex­tures, from fuzzy wool to flan­nel.


“The first trick to a suc­cess­ful art wall is set­ting bor­ders,” says Baer. “Sim­ply use pen­cil marks to de­fine the perime­ter of the space you want to fill in.” Then to see which group­ing looks best, play with frame place­ment (on the floor or a ta­ble) be­fore hang­ing. Also smart: Add a hit of color by lay­er­ing a piece of cut-to-fit scrap­book pa­per be­hind each print as mat­ting.


Leaves, branches, green­ery…your back­yard of­fers all the fes­tive dé­cor you need to dress up your home, says Baer. These el­e­ments bring in eye- catch­ing tex­ture and sea­sonal style— for free! No-fuss ideas: pine cones piled into soup bowls and green­ery tucked in pitch­ers.

For more savvy ideas and style in­spi­ra­tion from Meridith, visit Meridith­

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