The fall and winter season of indoor entertaining is nearly upon us, so now is the time to spruce up the home for your invited guests.
Sharon Grech, a colour and design expert at Benjamin Moore, says there are simple steps anyone can take on to achieve a more stylish home.
Grech says for a sleek and modern festive colour scheme, choose a grey such as Thunder as the dominant shade. Designers find this popular colour is the perfect foil to most accents.
For a current look, pair with Spring Dust or Wythe Blue. Sparkling accessories like silver napkin rings, glass candlesticks and chic white dishware will add to the modern feel.
For a more traditional holiday colour palette, use a variation on the red, green and white palette.
Grech says maroon is a hot colour in fashion this season and in a dining room can evoke a nostalgic, joyous mood.
If you aren’t prepared to paint the walls, try painting a large canvas with a solid coat. Place it slightly above the buffet or mantel to create a colourful statement.
Bring in shades of green with the vivid Agave and layer your table with lots of natural linen and bronze accessories for an update on the classic look.
A tall clear vase filled with long branches is simple and rustic. Evergreens, pine and colourful baubles can be gathered and used on tabletops as a seasonal touch.
Chalkboard paint adds a fun twist to kitchen décor. Share your holiday glad tidings by scribing happy sentiments and warm wishes on a surface painted with chalkboard paint.
Your wall or pantry door becomes a menu for all guests to see and the children’s painted tabletop and a bowl filled with chalk keeps kids busy and adults free to mingle at holiday gatherings.
A few quick swipes of this transformative paint create endless design possibilities.
For a less permanent option, grab a smooth wood board that can easily be propped on a wall or moved around to suit your kitchen’s design.
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