Deck the halls with Delight:
Your guide to A holiday home


Season’s Greeting! As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to complete your merry makeovers  that will transform your home into a holiday home. Join me as we unwrap the magic of the season, one design tip at a time, including a bonus point for creating a welcoming space for your guests!

Dazzling Door Drama

Your front door is not just an entrance; it’s the opening act for your holiday home spectacular. Consider giving it a makeover with a fresh coat of red or evergreen paint. This not only adds a pop of festive color but also sets the stage for what’s to come. To up the ante, host a wreath-making party with friends and family. Gather wire frames, assorted greenery, and let creativity run wild. Add ribbons, ornaments, or other small Christmas items. Your entrance will be the talk of the neighborhood!

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Shimmer and Shine

Lights, camera, action! Twinkling lights aren’t reserved for the Christmas tree alone. Let them frolic around your living space, turning every nook into a cozy corner of magic. Drape lights along the mantel, weave them through the staircase banister, or let them dance gracefully in your windows. The warm white or multicolored glow creates an enchanting atmosphere, turning your home into a winter wonderland straight out of a holiday movie.

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Pillow Pizzazz

Now, let’s talk comfort with a side of style. Swap out your everyday pillows for ones that scream holiday cheer. Plaids, snowflakes, or sassy sayings like “Sleigh All Day” are your ticket to seasonal sophistication. It’s a simple switch that transforms your sofa into a snug haven. Pile the pillows high, mix and match patterns – your living room will be an irresistible spot for holiday lounging.

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Magical Mantel Moments

The fireplace isn’t just a source of warmth; it’s the heart of your winter sanctuary. Turn your mantelpiece into a scene-stealing masterpiece. Arrange candles of varying heights, sprinkle pinecones, and strategically place a few carefully chosen trinkets. Feeling crafty? Craft a DIY garland using holly or eucalyptus for a touch of nature’s elegance. Your fireplace will be the focal point for cozy gatherings and Instagram-worthy snaps.

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Cozy Corner Nooks

In the holiday hustle, everyone needs a retreat. Design cozy corners throughout your home, inviting guests to escape the frenzy. Create a reading nook with a plaid blanket and a stack of holiday books or dedicate a corner to a hot cocoa station. Marshmallows, candy canes, and perhaps a splash of peppermint schnapps for the adults will make these corners irresistible. These snug spots are your secret weapon for transforming your home into a winter sanctuary.

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Tablescapes to Talk About

Elevate your dining experience with a tablescape that rivals Santa’s workshop. Mix and match festive dinnerware, layer textures with a beautiful runner or tablecloth, and let your creativity run wild with centerpieces. Mini trees, pinecones, and metallic accents are fair game. A well-set table is the finishing touch that turns your holiday hosting into a visual feast for the eyes.

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DIY Bonus:

Welcoming Wall Wonder

Don’t forget to upgrade the functionality of your entryway! If you have an empty wall by the front door, consider adding wainscoting for a touch of timeless elegance. Install hooks for guests to hang their coats, a bench to make shoe removal a breeze, and perhaps a coat tree for a charming holiday touch. This practical yet stylish upgrade is not only a festive addition but a year-round solution for keeping your entryway organized and welcoming.

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With these detailed and delightful holiday home decor and improvement projects, you’re on your way to creating a festive haven that even the Grinch would appreciate. Embrace the chaos, let your creativity shine, and get ready to sleigh the holiday decorating game!

As designers at Delight in Designs, we can help with your holiday decor struggles. Book a consultation and we can discuss your vision for a holiday home. We are here to help you Love Your Home! Give us a call so we can chat about your space! 616-288-9780


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We are where West Michigan turns to make their house a home. Whether shopping our boutique showroom for a new piece for your mantle, working with our interior designers to refresh a room, or partnering with us for a total daydream-to-construction renovation, let us hear your vision of what would make it completely yours. We make interior design feel like working with a friend, and make sure you are left feeling… at home. Delight in Designs. Love Your Home.

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