Holiday décor and more…or less

The options to spruce up your home for the holidays are endless, but the trick is not to overwhelm. The good news is that your home doesn’t have to look like it was hit by a tornado of glitter!

Here are some tips:

Infuse florals & natural greenery

Last holiday season, we offered tips on how to make a statement with your mantel. To add to that this year, we suggest incorporating florals or planters to balance bold statement pieces, like metallics or mercury glass. Muted, earthy tones offer a great complement to shimmer and shine.

Add broad winter themes

Another approach to holiday décor is to choose accents that transcend the season. Make it last all winter with winter-themed accent pillows: think snow and skiing themes. Bonus: you’ll save time and effort hauling those holiday boxes to and from the basement!

winter pillows

winter accent pillows: snow dog, downhill skier, sled dogs

Listen to your inner holiday cheerleader

In the end, follow your gut. If you unabashedly love the glitz and glam, take the traditional route—bold ornaments, iridescent glitter, and all!


Don’t know where to start?

For some holiday inspiration that won’t break the bank, we’re offering 20% off holiday ornaments, lighting, wall decor, select rugs, and more during our accessories sale.

 

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Coffee Table Tips & Trends

Coffee tables come in all shapes and sizes: rectangular, square, oval, round…

So, that means there are many fun things to consider when searching for a table that’s just right for your room!

Placement

No matter what type of coffee table, it’s not meant to be right in the center of the room (or so close to the sofa that you can barely get by). The general rule of thumb is to place the table about 18” away from the edge of the sofa. This allows enough space to easily move onto the sofa and close enough to place your drink down, without having to get up!

Height

Coffee tables vary in height, so the rule here is to have it sit about 1-2” lower than the sofa.

Organization

Do you like to keep a clean look and have a place to hide your remote controls and magazines? Then consider a table with drawers for storage or a shelf beneath where you can place baskets.

 

Family-friendy

Round or oval shaped tables, or even an upholstered ottoman, are good to consider for a family with young children toddling around—no hard edges to bump on as the little ones start to walk and explore!

No-fuss cleaning

Glass top tables can be great to show off your beautiful floor below. They’re also easy to spray clean, and if you like to entertain a lot, there’s no need to worry about coasters!

Bringing the outdoors inside

A beautiful wood table can vary from natural and rustic to sleek and formal.

Mixing it up

This can be a really fun opportunity to mix up woods and metals. Solid wood can offer a more tailored, formal look, while a crank bottom touts a fun and functional vibe.

Check out our selection of occasional and coffee tables, on sale now!

 


 

 


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Mixing Fabrics & Patterns

Mixing fabrics and patterns can be tricky. It takes real thought and true planning to pull off multiple patterns in one room.

Luckily, our design associates are pros and can help with this effort—or, if you want to attempt on your own, you can think about it like this:

  1. Find your most prominent—likely largest—pattern. Use this as your starting point.
  2. Pull your solid base color from this. This will ground everything and will help define the color palette for the secondary patterns you pick.
  3. Balance your scale of patterns by choosing a mid- and at least one small-scale pattern.
  4. Bring in some textures. All of the fabrics should not have the same feel and texture. For instance, it’s okay to mix a velvet with a denim or cotton.
  5. Remember: you don’t have to follow rules for same-size patterns on pieces, e.g. large patterns on large pieces, or small patterns on small pieces. You can use the large pattern on something bigger, like an accent chair or chaise—it doesn’t have to be just pillows.

Here are a few more quick tips:

  • Choose 3 or more patterns in the same color scheme
  • Be sure to space the patterns throughout the room
  • Mix the size of the patterns, e.g. a large floral with a medium stripe + small plaid.
  • Every once in a while, go ahead an add in a solid!

Check out our selection of accent pillows & throw blankets, along with our bedding selection, for inspiration!


 


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Design Services: What it’s all about

Before we get started, how would you describe yourself?

Is it:

  • “Ready to roll up my sleeves and plan my entire bedroom makeover!”
  • Or, “AAAAAAAAAA!!! This room is driving me crazy! I’m not sure how to begin! Help!”
  • Or…are you somewhere in between?

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Q&A with Artist Jennifer Hallock

Earlier this year we worked with Jennifer Hallock, a native New-Englander, on some exclusive artwork for sale in our stores. Here, she shares a peek behind her inspiration.

Jennifer Hallock

What is your inspiration?

“Color and form is typically the inspiration behind all of my work, whether abstract or not. Color has the power to really move and inspire all of us, but for me, I also use it to express myself. Creating art is often a process of letting go and “releasing” something intangible.”

Jennifer Hallock in Burlington

Jennifer discusses her exclusive artwork for Boston Interiors at an event in our Burlington store.

What do you focus on?

“Most of my work utilizes bright or cheerful colors because that’s the mood I’m reflecting at the time. I tend to focus on cloudscapes because they involve a sense of movement and freedom in form which gives way to lots of space for interpretation. Mixing the colors, moving the brush across the canvas, it’s almost a form of meditation for me.”

Jennifer Hallock Float Print

Jennifer Hallock “Float‘ Print

What’s your favorite part about the process?

“There’s no right or wrong, good or bad; it’s just about the process. And a lovely bonus when the finished product is a reflection of the beauty of that process!”

Check out Jennifer’s blog, find her on Instagram, and see her pieces for sale on bostoninteriors.com!


 


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