Ali Fenlon from Rod Works Unique Wrought Iron Home Décor has fresh ideas for transforming your home for the upcoming season.
Bringing the holidays into your home should be simple and cost effective, not budget-breaking and difficult. Combining your everyday items with a touch of holiday flair will keep your budget intact and give you a look that is stylishly yours.
Helpful hints when shopping for holiday décor:
• Take an inventory of what you have right now. Make a list, or better yet take a picture with your cell phone or small digital camera. Then when shopping, you can always have each of your rooms and their décor right at your finger tips.
• When shopping choose items that work with what you already have. Changing your candle color is much cheaper than buying new candle holders. If you love your candle color just buy something to embellish your candles and candle holders, beaded garland or seasonal candle rings bring in the holiday look and are usually cheaper than candles. This works for lanterns, and wall sconces as well.
• Blend some of your everyday items with the new holiday items. A bowl or tray full of balls and greenery is the perfect place to add just a thing or two to give it a holiday look. Trade-out a couple of the everyday balls to holiday balls; remove the greenery and add a holiday pick.
• Soften your look with Linens. This can bring color and fun to table tops, baskets, trays, etc. Choosing a color and style that can be used throughout Halloween and Fall is a sure money saver. To save money, layer your linens. Choose a neutral bottom layer (usually the runner) then layer with a cheaper option like a place mat, napkin or even a dishtowel in your holiday colors.
Rodworks has a Fall sale starting Wednesday Aug. 26th, 2009.
Studio 5 viewers will be given a special surprise during the sale. Ask for it when you go into their stores.
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