Decorating Ideas for the Winter HolidaysLooking for decorating ideas to spruce up your home for the winter holiday season? Paint renovations are the ultimate quick fix. Painting is cost effective and can happen with a minimal amount of lead time. Compare it to the purchase of a new sofa…

A fresh coat of paint applied to a modest foyer will cost you approx. $600- $1000. And it has much more of a visual impact! A new piece of upholstered furniture will start at $2000 and won’t be ready for 6 to 10 weeks.

Here’s Arteriors’ list of recommendations for holiday decorating ideas:

Paint your foyer walls a crisp and welcoming green. This is your home’s first impression – if it looks fresh and new guests will keep that impression for the rest of the home.

Decorating Ideas for a Tray CeilingDon’t repaint the woodwork. Trim painting is much more labor intensive than painting walls.  So it’s more expensive and time consuming. Do wash the woodwork with hot soapy water, a terry cloth rag and an old toothbrush for the nooks and crannies. Aside from the occasional chip, your woodwork will look 99% brand new!

Paint the walls in the living room a more current color such as a gray. It’s a sophisticated color that compliments lots of other accents in the upholstery and artwork. Painted walls are a minimal investment. Your choices can be bolder when you know that repainting is not a colossal undertaking.

Anyone still out there that has a white tray ceiling in the dining room??  Don’t go through another Holiday meal without an burnished metallic finish from Arteriors in antique bronze or  silver. It’s gorgeous, festive and cost effective, usually requiring a maximum of 3 days to accomplish.

Decorating Ideas for Winter HolidaysDe-clutter before having that big party! MJ Rosenthal, CPO (Certified Professional Organizer) of An Organized Life, can help families become organized and stay organized.

Use the furnishings you have, re-vitalize the arrangement in common rooms using the expertise of Laurie Heffernon from Done in a Day Decorating.  Laurie performs miracles by re-decorating, re-arranging and re-purposing what you already own.

Decorating Ideas for the HolidaysFor more decorating ideas from the artists of Arteriors, please contact us today!