By Abby Hathorn
The spirit of Christmas is beginning to light up stores and homes here and there, the essence of cinnamon brooms and grandma’s homemade gingerbread cookies will soon fill the air, and Christmas music will be played everywhere. With many ideas floating around on the Internet and Pinterest, it can be a bit overwhelming deciding how to dress your home with Christmas spirit. So, how will you be decorating this holiday season?
Think about styling a home for the holidays like accessorizing an outfit for a Christmas party. It’s important to have key, traditional pieces as well as trendy ones. Now, don’t let decorating a home for the Season of Good Cheer stress you out because Ginni Griffin and Kaleen Riley from Ginni G Florist in Trussville are here to offer their advice.
First, pick out a fabulously inviting wreath or door hanger to add some Christmas cheer to any front door. “A very popular style wreath right now is a square wreath,” Griffin said. “Also, you can’t go wrong with a traditional Christmas greenery wreath for a front door.”
Riley said an alternate to the traditional wreath are wooden door hangers.
“You can do a cute snowman or a whimsical Christmas tree,” she said.
Second, decide on a theme for your Christmas tree. Ask yourself if you want to go traditional or trendy. “The latest thing that we have been doing is the really natural look by including cotton and burlap,” Griffin said. “For ornaments on a natural Christmas tree, a popular choice is mercury glass—it looks so great. “Whimsical, brightly colored trees are also in again this year.”
Third, choose flower arrangements that will compliment the rest of the decorations throughout your home. “There is nothing better than an open red rose for Christmas,” Griffin said.
Riley said you can’t go wrong with lilies, either. Griffin said she likes to include different greenery, such as long needle pines, pine cones and magnolia leaves.
Ginni G will have a Christmas open house Nov. 21-23.