Timeless and classic paired with a neutral palette might be Camille Styles's every day go-to, but when it comes to the holidays, there's one thing on the mind: Color. Lots of it.
With quirky ornaments and an untraditional use of holiday classics, Camille created her own whimsical wonderland within her Austin, Texas, home. The vibrant and cozy space proves that you don't need snow outside to make a festive atmosphere inside. Here she shares four tips for decorating this season and yes, you're going to want to steal them.
Use colors other than red and green.
"I'm using teal, and pink, and gold, and all types of unexpected and untraditional colors and I think they're making my tree feel super fun and a little bit whimsical," Camille says.
To nail this look, she used and a variety of ornaments ranging from snowflakes to colorful stars and stuffed animals.
Hang your wreath in unexpected places.
"I wanted to add a decorative touch to the mirror that's above our fireplace mantel," she explains. To do this, Camille hung the wreath with fringe ribbon she bought at her local craft store and hung it from the mirror. Genius.
Use presents as accent pieces.
You spend a lot of time making gifts look pretty. Then, within seconds, they're ripped apart and all of that hard work is thrown away (literally). To get the most out of your wrapping, Camille suggests using presents around your house and not just under your tree. Whether it be an actual present for someone, or just an old empty box you decided to wrap up, it'll work. They do look really good as book ends.
Instead of trinkets, use festive throw pillows.
"There's really no better way to add a super cozy vibe to any space than through lots of fun throw pillows," says Camille. It's true, one can never have too many festive pillows, as proven by Camille's couch.
The best part of Camille's decor—besides looking amazing—is that it's mostly all from Target, which means you can recreate it easily. And, spoiler alert: Her tree is actually a faux pre-lit one since her husband suffers from allergies. "God bless a pre-lit tree, I think it saved my husband and I from a couple of fights," she jokes.
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