You know that feeling you get when it’s your turn to host friends and family for the holidays and you want to make sure they love absolutely everything from the food to the decor? Especially the decor!
And while I la-la-love holiday knits and thick sweaters, in this context layering refers to holiday decor. Mixing old with new, highs with lows, classics with moderns.
My family knows that I can be a perfectionist at times. When I host for the holidays, I always I want to impress my guests with novel decor items. I pay close attention to all the details, because well, they matter to me. I like seeing their faces light up when they open their Christmas crackers and each of them receives a unique gift that they can’t find anywhere else!
The novel decor items you put out really set the tone for the holiday party!
Always having to put out NEW items can feel taxing, though, especially on your wallet. And resisting the urge to buy everything in sight from your favourite shops, particularly when they entice you with their shiny new holiday collections, can be tough.
That’s why layering is your best friend! I learned this little tip from the holiday preview I attended not long ago for President’s Choice Home Collection and The Real Canadian Superstore. I share more from that collection preview in this post on how to host with the most on a realistic holiday budget.
Holiday Hint! Layering for the season!
Not only is layering practical, it also allows you to be versatile. More often than not, we already own items in our homes that can layer nicely with our festive styles.
To help you get started, here are some tips I shared in Day 1 of 12 Days of Christmas on Identifying your Festive Style!
To help complement your style and to achieve a look that will impress your guests without emptying your bank accounts, utilize what you already have. What’s old can be new again!
Use what you have a solid decorative base, and start to layer in some new pieces as accents to build one final festive look. Have fun with it all by mixing textures, metallics and patterns until you get one unified festive style.
My favourite thing about layering is that it let’s me recycle the pieces I already have to make sure they always get used, and to be able to afford some new holiday season indulgences that will help set my table apart year after year!
Nick Joly | Inspired by Nick