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DU Home provides Florida Weekly holiday decorating tips

With the busyness of the season, being innovative and creative can be hard when decorating your home. Our DU Home Collection staff shares how to make your home festive for the holidays with FL Weekly

“The most important thing to remember when decorating for the holidays is to have fun,” said Robin Martin, DU Home Collections’ boutique manager and wife of The Decorators Unlimited President and Founder Bob Martin. “Unpacking objects you haven’t seen in nearly a year is an opportunity to reminisce about holidays past.”

From the lights to the ornaments and from the trees to the wreaths, transforming the interior of a house into a winter wonderland — South Florida-style — can be cause for celebration.

“Engage your family, play holiday music, and serve finger foods to make holiday decorating fun and memorable,” Ms. Martin said. “Fill your home with scents of the season by incorporating pinecones, cinnamon sticks, and seasonal greens into your décor.”

Aromatic candles, potted poinsettias, and vases filled with hydrangeas are easy and effective options.

So is smart-home software obtainable via cellphone apps. “Use technology to set the mood by programming lights and music to turn on before your arrival to welcome you home,” Ms. Martin said. “For a coastal look, white lights make a beautiful backdrop for shell ornaments and organic elements such as sea fans.”

Whether your interiors are coastal, modern, or traditional, incorporating the style of one’s home into the decorating duties will create an exciting twist.

“Holiday decorations can reflect the style of your home,” Ms. Martin said. “If your home is casual and cozy, you might want to incorporate whimsical decorations such as Santas, snowmen, and strings of popcorn.”

Modern means gold and silver accents and maybe sprigs of baby’s breath. Traditional calls for color.

The associates at DU Home are available to assist in selecting gifts and provide complimentary gift wrapping.

Published By: Caitlin Kader

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