Hey everyone! I hope you are enjoying your week so far! I have been doing some holiday decorating and wanted to share my modern metallic holiday buffet (since it’s the only thing that is actually complete so far). I am working on the tree today, ha! Before I get into my mantle I wanted to let everyone know what the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway was for today. We are so excited for this one. We are giving away the gorgeous Loom Goods Pillow shown below. Isn’t it awesome! We are holding the entry over on Instagram so make sure to head to our account and Loom Goods account to get the entry details!
Okay, now on to my buffet (which is 30% off today at West Elm). When it comes to styling a space in general (or for a special occasion – holidays, birthday party, shower, etc.) I have 3 tips to keep in mind:
- Varying Heights: Make sure your items + objects have varying heights and are all different shapes and sizes. For example, I first styled my buffet with the J, O, and Y on the same level and I felt like something was off, it was boring and that I needed to spice it up a bit. Once I layered the “J” on top of my gold box, I was satisfied. The whimsical tree adds the needed height to tie the “Merry Christmas” banner and every thing else together to make it a coherent unit. If you are styling a food table for a party, add different heights with cake stands, trays, vases, etc. You will be surprised that you can utilize things you already have in a different way to achieve this affect.
- Add a pop of color for softness: Although I knew I wanted to keep my buffet neutral with metallics, I added a punch of green to make it come to life. It doesn’t take away from my “theme,” but it adds the visual interest that every space needs. I have this plant from Target that I put in my gold Anthropologie planter to hide the cement and make it congruent with all the metallics going on. It was already on my buffet, I just switched it up a little. Greenery and a pop of color (pink or even white flowers) soften things up and make it easier on the eyes.
- Keep it simple & together: I think a lot of times people add too much stuff, especially when it comes to holiday decorating! You know what I mean…you walk into someone’s house and it’s like santa’s workshop threw up everywhere. Haha, so dramatic, I know! Less is more most times when it comes to decorating. But seriously, my best piece of advice is to pick your main 2-4 areas in your home (your mantle, buffet, table or whatever it is) and focus on creating a pretty space in just these spots. Don’t try to spread everything out everywhere – make complete vignettes so the eye can focus and it looks polished and finished. Same thing for when you are throwing a party or in every day life, focus on your main spots and make those awesome rather than spreading your stuff too thin in random places.
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