Decorating for the season-Part 1

There is something very cozy about the holiday season. Temperatures plummet, creating a great excuse to light up the fireplace and wear cozy sweaters; there is a lot of running around and excitement and get-togethers… except it’s all over on January 2nd, and you are still looking at 4 months of hard winter here in New England! Joy indeed.

You might as well make sure your hibernation den is decorated in such a way that you get that much needed uplift every time you look around. When it comes to accessorizing your home for the season, my recommendation would be to stay away from the cliche red-and-green, Santa, elf themes and step it up a notch. There are wonderful pieces out there that can make it feel very cozy and holiday-y (is that even a word?) without being totally traditional and predictable. Here is a selection. Let me know what you think! Cheers.

First up is this little candle stand with a galvanized metal star on top. Its triangular shape is reminiscent of a tree, but not overtly so. The rustic wood, metal, and galvanized steel make it an ideal addition to an eclectic, farmhouse or industrial farmhouse type decor. Only about 2.5 ft tall and can be found for $19 at HomeGoods. 

Next, is this great little tabletop tree, with an unexpected twist. The texture and surprise factor you get from the gray fur is incredible. I loved this little tree. It is about 20″ tall and $13 at HomeGoods. Goes with any kind of decor, really, even glam.

Finally, I loved this little wooden deer! It has a very authentic distressed look, and totally looks like a family heirloom you inherited from your great-grandmother. Probably no more than 2 ft across, and $30 at HomeGoods. Goes best with eclectic, farmhouse and traditional decor, but hey, who’s to stop you from adding it to an industrial space? The wood tone would certainly add some welcome warmth to its surroundings.

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