By Steve Rose, Werner Lowe Fine Gifts,
Thursday, November 10th, 2011 11:00 AM CST
It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas, but is your home decorated yet? If not, don’t fret, you still have time, although now is a good time to work on your collection of Christmas items that will eventually form part of your décor.
If you’re like some people, you may stroll the stores to see the newest theme in
holiday decorating and perhaps add to your décor from years past. If you’re really creative, you can transform some of your older décor into newer treasures by using a bit of imagination. Or if you’re having a hard time coming up with ideas don’t hesitate to call Werner-Lowe & Betty Thomas Interiors and ask for one of our qualified designers to assist with your Holiday decorating. Whatever the case may be, know that your decorating theme should suit your lifestyle.
Don’t be afraid to tie in your Christmas decorating with your home’s everyday décor, i.e., pick up the colors in your patterned drapery or upholstered furniture- don’t just follow trends. For example, if your décor is based on white or ivory tones, you may want to complement it with tiny white lights, flowers, cream colored candles and natural greenery. Perhaps you may want to add crystal or glass ornaments to give your décor extra sparkle. If your décor is in the earth tones, you may want to accent with copper and bronze ornaments. If your tendency is toward jewel toned fabrics-emerald green, ruby red, gold, dark purple and sapphire blue ornaments will all complement your theme. And remember, it’s nice to have a color scheme, but don’t be afraid to add a piece or two that are a little different from your theme, either in color or style, this will promise to add a touch of whimsy to your décor.
Theme trees are still popular, the following exquisite color combinations are
guaranteed to showcase your tree throughout Christmas: white and silver, copper and bronze, burgundy and gold, ivory and gold, jewel tones or all pastels. Mini white lights will look best with all color combinations with the exception of the jewel tones and pastels, where the traditional multi-colored lights will work
For many people, holiday decorating at home brings back memories of plastic or
homemade Santas, snowmen, red, green and gold, with twinkle lights abound.
But taking holiday decorating to a new level is the goal as homeowners strive to
put a sense of elegance and grace into your home in the depth of winter.
Just remember to enjoy your home! Make it personal, be smart, design smart,
live well. Share your space with others during these wonderful holidays.
Now as we know Betty Thomas Interiors and Werner-Lowe Fine Gifts have
partnered on a new venture and they have opened at their location of 661 31W
Bypass, The Design Center, which will offer a total design concept with qualified
designers available to assist you. The Design Center is available to everyone and
is designer friendly.
We are again in our 3rd year of gathering donations for the Family Enrichment Center. Lets top last years donations, which I know with this economy there are plenty of families in need of toys, and any other items such as bath products for babies, diapers, wipes, foods, you name it, anything will help these families get through the holidays. We have started to recieve them here in the shop and would love to have them delivered by Christmas so it will be a bit of a Merry Christmas for these children.