Home Decorating Creating a Happy Home for the Holidays

Creating a Happy Home for the Holidays

Autumn has (somehow) come and gone and now the ever-busy but wonderful holiday season is upon us. When this time of year rolls around, we inevitably find ourselves running around, shopping for gifts, planning festive holiday menus and readying our homes for guests. Too often, we’re so concerned with pleasing and meeting the needs of others that we forget how important it is to bring joy to ourselves as well.


With this idea in mind, we’ve rounded up a handful of suggestions for prioritizing your happiness and comfort this season while simultaneously making your home gorgeous and guest-ready for the holidays.


Replace Your Bath Towels

When was the last time you gave your bath linens a refresh? There is nothing better than a buttery-soft towel after a relaxing shower—so why not bring home that simple joy to experience daily, not just on special occasions.



Refresh Your Bed for Better ZZZs

What better way to aid in holiday exhaustion than to ensure that your bed is outfitted in the most comfortable linens possible?


For a full-on refresh, start by choosing a silky-soft foundation of high-quality sheeting and build up the comfort with a coordinating duvet cover, matelassé or blanket.


For a quick holiday spruce, add in a new decorative pillow (or two) and a super-soft Selke Fleece Blanket. These simple additions will make guests feel welcome and bring you a little joy every time you walk into your own room.



Bring on the Candles

Candles offer warmth and create a home-y atmosphere, perfect for making guests (and yourself!) feel welcome and comfortable.


Soothing scents like sandalwood and subtle florals calm the mind and can aid in relaxation—Perfect for bedrooms—While fresh linen scents and bright citrus scents are ideal for bathrooms and kitchens.


Our favorite go-to holiday candle is Rigaud’s Cypress Candle, which offers a blended aroma of pine needles and cedar wood.


Treat Yourself to a New Welcome Mat

You should feel happy and welcome every time you (and your guests) step through your door, so why not treat yourself to a colorful new 2×3 or 3×5 rug for your entryway?


This time of year, when mud, snow and wet boots abound, we love our durable and always stylish indoor/outdoor rugs. They’re easy on the eyes and even easier to clean, so you and your guests don’t have to feel guilty about the inevitable dirt and grime.



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carol November 15, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Beautiful items, but way out of my budget.


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