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Holiday Decor Spotlight: How to Upscale your Home for the Holidays

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Dec 02, 2022

5 Ways to Style Luxury Holiday Decor in Your Home

‘Tis the season! Christmas is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to welcome the yuletide season by decorating your home. The holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, and your home should reflect that. If you’re opting to decorate your home for the holidays, investing in the most luxury holiday decor will give it a subtle, but grand appearance.

The holidays are about uniting with loved ones and sharing in the joys and splendor of the season. So why not add the cheery and bright spirit of the holidays into each room? Just a single accent piece can transform a space from ordinary to festive. Continue reading to discover how to incorporate delicate, yet luxury holiday decor into your home.

1. Focus on Neutrals and Metallics

You may feel the need to grab every red and green trinket to accurately portray the Christmas spirit in your home. However, there are so many other options! Neutral colors and metallic finishes such as silver, gold, or mercury glass can take your home to the next level while also giving your space a soft and sophisticated ambiance.

If you feel the need for something more, add a pop of color! A forest green, deep maroon, or bright blue, fits the holiday aesthetic while not overpowering the rest of your luxury holiday decor. Your home remains warm and welcoming while still appearing festive due to a neutral and metallic theme.

2. Upgrade Your Greenery

Coniferous trees are not the only type of evergreen you should incorporate into your holiday home this season. Upgrade your greenery by styling them with natural sprigs and berries or modern lights and beaded ribbons. Either design choice you decide to take will highly upscale your space.

You can place your greenery any and everywhere! Try dressing up natural-looking ornaments and setting them on display with seasonal flora. Greenery also looks stunning when it’s placed on a mantle or table, surrounded by candles and knickknacks. Another benefit is foliage, like pine or balsam, will provide the space with a clean, seasonal fragrance.

3. Think Minimalist

Sometimes, less is more. Minimalistic twists can easily be incorporated in your luxury holiday decor. Throughout your home, deck the halls with snowflakes, evergreen garlands, twinkle lights, and other minimalistic decor.

For example, try swapping out a grand wreath adorned with large bows and sparkles for a thin, eucalyptus wreath either hanging on your front door, over your fireplace, or above the kitchen stove. Or, give your tree a revamp with small, modern ornaments that are festive. The key is not to draw too much attention from all your other decor. Even if you tend to go “all out” when it comes to decorating, you can still include minimalistic designs in your holiday decor.

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4. Details, Details, Details

When it comes to decorating a home, some may tend to get caught up in the big picture. However, when you’re decorating your house for Christmas, devoting attention to minor details can make all the difference. How you choose to incorporate these small details is all up to you, but here are a few suggestions:

  • Creatively tie a collection of seasonal foliage to the backs of dining chairs

  • Wrap lush garland around the staircase railing, held in place by long ribbons

  • Asymmetrically place luxury holiday decor to create movement and visual interest

  • Design statement centerpieces for the dining or coffee table

  • Easily customize stocking initials or name tags for a personal touch

Consider these suggestions or come up with some of your own, but just make sure to keep them subtle, effortless, and timeless.

Related: How to Decorate Your Coastal Home For the Holidays

5. Add a Rustic Flair

Who says luxury holiday decor can’t have a little rustic charm? During the holiday season, it’s all about staying warm and cozy so incorporating some rustic elegance is only fitting.

With the use of soft fur textures, wooden embellishments, and various shrubbery, you can create an inviting, farmhouse feel. Complete the look with a rich-colored floral arrangement, a mantle covered in a verdant garland, and a tree sprinkled with shimmering lights. With living in the Lowcountry, you can easily achieve that rustic flair by using the surrounding environment as your holiday decor inspiration.

Spend a Luxury Holiday at Palmetto Bluff

One of the most long-cherished Christmas customs is decorating your home for the holidays. By incorporating these luxury holiday decor ideas, you and your home will be ready to host many holiday events! At Palmetto Bluff, we believe creating lifelong memories is the greatest gift of all.

With our unique amenities surrounded by breathtaking scenery, it’s easy to find activities and experiences for you and your loved ones to make cherished memories! There’s no other place like the Bluff, especially during the holidays. You won’t ever need to worry about finding social activities to fill your calendar, since Palmetto Bluff offers its members an abundance of holiday events in addition to their year-round amenities.

Are you ready to come home for the holidays to Palmetto Bluff? To take the first step toward joining the Bluff, click the button below to browse our real estate. We look forward to spending the holidays with you!

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