Over the years, guests have raved our homes’ impressive features and the luxury we impart in every design aspect, down to even the most minute details. Many visitors may not know though that we employ a talented team of designers whose job it is to consult with homeowners about the décor of their home. It is their talented eye, attentiveness, and creativity to whom we can credit the stellar reputation that we have developed. Even if you’re not renting your home out to guests, the holidays still offer an excellent occasion to take design tips from professionals like our Exclusive 30A team. Decorating with festive accessories not only makes it more inviting to guests but also contributes to the magical atmosphere that surrounds this wonderful time of the year. Plus, once you have a vision in mind, the decorating is a very fun family activity! We’ve highlighted some easy tips and must-have decorations from our talented design team, as well as trends within the luxury sphere to give you some inspiration for decorating your home this Christmas!
- Stick to a Theme
When decorating your Christmas Tree and its surroundings, it is important that you keep the big picture design in mind so that everything flows seamlessly throughout the room. Highlight your home’s gorgeous assets through designs that are either understatedly flashy or minimalist. Most homes around 30A are very neutral and minimalist in nature. Even if yours is not, going over the top with your decorations will lose some of the inherent style your home already possesses. Stick with the theme that you choose when selecting decorations and draw inspiration from talented designers.
Photo credits: Ashley Luego/Modern Glam, Janis Nicolay, Tuft and Trim
- Nature is Your Friend
Speaking of neutral, utilizing nature within your theme to either purchase or create your own decorations gives the home a festive atmosphere without being overbearing. Use evergreen chains or clippings that you can easily decorate in the same theme as your Christmas tree or leave more minimalistic to accent areas like the stairs, light fixtures, your mantle, or your table. Pinecones and pine needles offer excellent subtle touches to your decorations, with the added benefit of smelling wonderful too!
Photo Credits: Tammy Damore, Jennifer Holmes, Kate Alexa Wood, Lauren McBride
- Take Advantage of the Weather
One of the greatest assets that we have in the south (particularly 30A) is our year-round gorgeous temperatures! It only makes sense then to take advantage of the sunshine by decorating outdoor spaces so that they can be enjoyed during your Christmas festivities. Adding ribbons, more evergreen, a tasteful amount of lighting, wreaths, and bulbs to spruce up your patios and balconies will draw family and friends outside for the usual outdoor relaxation that we love.
Photo Credits: Laurey W. Glenn, Roger Davies, Charles Walton IV
- Atmosphere is Built with Lights
Think about how magical holiday light shows are, and consider what draws people to comes view them. Besides looking beautiful, these lights provide an innate warmth that boosts the Christmas spirit. We’re not saying that your house needs to be seen from space, but adding a little lighting to accentuate your home and the decorations you’ve selected can go a long way. Start by picking out lights that will match your color scheme and that will not be too ostentatious. Whether they already are decorated or not, target non-traditional places like the fireplace, stair rail, or landscaping features to string these glowing strands. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your treatments (like this glass with ornaments and lights pictured below); if done correctly,we guarantee they will improve the ambiance of any space!
Photo Credits: Getty Images, Laurey W. Glenn, Kiraly Perfetti
Implementing these popular design trends for the holidays will make the atmosphere of your home something to cherish for both your family and visitors! Find more inspiration by reading articles from trusted design sources like Coastal Living or studying the design patterns utilized throughout our luxury vacation rentals! You could also just skip all this work and spend your Christmas season on 30A in one of our professionally designed homes. We represent the most desirable vacation rentals in the area, making your stay truly exclusive. Call (844) STAY-30A or (844) 782-9302, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through our website. Plus, remember to follow us on Twitter, Instagram or “Like” the Exclusive 30A Facebook page for more information about the exciting things happening on 30A. We’d love to hear from you!