Holiday Decorating – Last Minute Decorating Tips

I have put together some holiday decorating ideas to last well into the New Year and some last-minute touches before your upcoming holiday parties.


  1. Textural & Fur Pillows and Throws


Layer your sofas and chairs with textural pillows and throws. Adding fur to a room gives so much warmth and depth and creates the ultimate cozy feeling.



Photo: Restoration Hardware

Photo & Design: Anne Hepfer Design


Photo & Design: Jenni Kayne

Photo & Design: Locatia Architects, Cashmere Interior

Photo & Design: Aedriel



  1. Fresh Floral

Simple arrangements with red or white floral, integrating berries and greens.



Photo & Design: Jenni Kayne

Photo & Design: Nam Dang Mitchell


I love what designer Orsi Panos did with her fresh greens in a large vase, below.

Photo & Design: Orsi Panos Interiors


A stunning arrangement from a local floral shop – Blooms Fresh (I may have to put in an order!)

Photo & Design: Blooms Fresh


  1. Window Wreaths & Greens

Add that last-minute wreath (preferably real/ fresh) in a few of your windows or on your front door. Layer greens on your mantle, dining table or in a vase. And be sure to add some fresh eucalyptus somewhere in your arrangements. They last so long and the smell is invigorating, earthy and fresh.


First Image – Photo & Design: Monika Hibbs          

Second Image – Photo & Design: Studio McGee


Photo & Design: Grace Start


Fresh Eucalyptus

Photo & Design: Jenni Kayne



  1. Essential Oil Infused Candles


Candles give the ultimate hygge experience. I have a few ready for Christmas morning and of course they are essential for dinner parties. Keep in mind finding a fragrance-free scent without parabens or phthalates. Fragrance/ perfumes can affect several people and also not a healthy option to breath in. Stick to brands that contain essential oils only. I also love to layer candles with diffusers throughout the house to give that fresh, from the earth, and healthy aroma. Bathrooms are good for diffusers and a safe option where pets and young children are present.

A few of my favourite diffuser blends include:

Snowy Muskoka- Pine. Eucalyptus. Bergamot.


Christmas Morning – Orange. Clove. Cinnamon. Cardamom



Photo: Vancouver Candle Co.


My two favourite diffusers include:


Young Living



Happy Holidays!


From the team at Graceful Interiors + Design


Photo taken from Pinterest