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Jazzing up your Christmas Decor

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Besides the Christmas tree, there are many ways we can "Holidazzle” our homes for the holidays.

Tips for Holiday Decorating with Interior Designer Amy Youngblood:

1. Embrace a color scheme. Red or green? Silver and gold? Blue and silver? Pick a palette and stick with it to create a unified look.  Accent with a pop or red if need be.

2. Wrap gifts early and get them under the tree…even if they are empty boxes!  A decorated tree with a variety of fun wrapping paper adds to the already festive scene.

3. Make that holiday table a special one.  For your big holiday dinner, besides a great centerpiece, add decorative items such as round metallic balls or holiday glitter. Layer different patterned tablecloths for a more customized look. Another tip, for buffet style dining, secretly elevate areas of the table for serving and display with paint cans.

4. Engage your senses with the light and scent of fun candles. They always adds to the ambiance of the room.

5. Accent items in your home that are unique and special.  Fill a beautiful decorative   bowl with metallic balls or add festive
bows and garland to a stylish pair of sconces.

6. Modernize your decorations. I’m not saying throw out Grandmas’ Christmas village set, but like every day décor in our lives, the trend is towards more clean-lined modern pieces.

7. Bring in the Great Outdoors! Now this decoration can last not only through the holidays but throughout the entire season. Fill a glass or metallic vase with corkscrew willow twigs or something similar to give interest and height to your table.

8. Finally, “Less is More.” While we want to be festive, we highly recommend decorating with class. Lighting up your home like a Christmas tree is overkill, not to mention dangerous!

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