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Living in SouthFlorida, where it is mid-80s every day still in November, the only real way to appreciate the changing seasons is to switch up the decor throughout my house. I used to focus primarily on the exterior of the home, but the children have so much fun helping my decorate, we’ve moved the seasons inside our home with simple holiday decor that compliments our furniture. Rather than a traditional red and green Christmas motif, I headed to Big Lots and selected white and light blue decorations for a cool feel throughout my great room.
Prior to having children, I always said my living-dining room combo was the one room in the house that I wanted to keep well-organized and toy-free. We purposely did not put a television in there to encourage conversation while we eat together as a family and entertain guests. To jazz the house up for the holidays, I began with the couch, as that is the largest piece of furniture in the room. Before, I had just two neutral beige pillows. I added four light blue pillows, two on each side, for a pop of color to brighten up the space.
I absolutely love snuggly blankets, even when it is warm outside. I have blankets all throughout the house. I purchased this white faux fur blanket and placed it on the top corner of my couch so it was ready to snuggle whenever I was. It adds a plush wintry touch to the space.
Next, on this piece of furniture nestled between two book shelves, I continued with the icy blue colors. The “Let it Snow” sign lights up with glittery blue letters, perfect for winter. The small LED candles come in a 9-pack, so you can distribute them throughout the room for a touch of light and sparkle.
Above is the view when you enter the front door. I like how the different ornament textures provide a visually appealing effect in the large glass vases. My daughter had fun placing all of the different types of ornaments in the vases with me.
This table located behind my sofa separates the sitting area from dining area. The glowing star adds interest and warmth to the space and acts as a bit of a divider. Because it runs off batteries, there are no cords to manage or outlets to worry about.
The final area I decorated is my dining room table. I added a more traditional, folk art piece to this area – a wooden holiday tree with faux snow, pine cones, and berries. I tied this in with the rest of the decor by carrying over the sparkly LED candles. The larger candle holders also contain LED candles. These are great with children in the house because they can be safely turned on and off.
Looking to include this simple holiday decor in your home? Head to Big Lots where you can find a variety of ornaments, tabletop decorations, candles, signs, lights, lawn decor, and more (styles and assortment vary by store)! I was really surprised by just how many aisles of holiday decor they had to coordinate with so many different looks. Big Lots has declared National Decorate Your Home for the Holidays Week as the week of November 16th – 22nd.
How do you decorate your home for the holidays?