Decor & Renovation
Jul 12, 2016
20 ways to decorate your home for Christmas
Blogger Karen Bertelsen shares her gorgeous holiday decor that has the perfect blend of traditional and kitschy decorations.
Barter for bargainsSource: Donna Griffith
A connoisseur of secondhand chic, Bertelsen knows where to find fabulous vintage treasures and—just as importantly—how to haggle. That gilt baroque mirror behind the sofa, for instance, was a yard sale gem she talked down to just $3. And those outrageously expensive antique ornaments sprinkled throughout the space? They were snagged for a song when Bertelsen gought a bulk container of baubles at the Christie Antiques Show.
Curate your collectionSource: Donna Griffith
Even if you’re not inclined to hoarding, holiday decorations have a curious tendency to multiply. Fight the urge to put every last ornament on display and, instead, pull an edited selection from the ever-growing stockpile. “If you don’t set it all out, you can actually focus on individual ornaments,” says Bertelsen, who tapped just three-quarters of her stash for this year’s decorating scheme. “Just because you don’t use a decoration one year doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth buying.”
Reupholster a chair— in 30 seconds!Source: Donna Griffith
The plush-looking perch in the corner of the living room looks significantly less shaggy after the holidays. “It’s actually a little mustard-coloured chair that I found on the curb. I just toss a Mongolian throw over it in the winter,” says Bertelsen. “It changes the whole look of the room in an instant.”