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When it's time for holiday decorating, whether in your home or the home of a client, remember that the mantle or accent areas are two easy places to start. Use fresh or faux decorating materials, or a mixture of the two, to add a festive touch to holiday events.
Decorate the mantle
The fireplace and mantle are often the focal area of a home, especially in winter. This is a great place to display winter greens, family heirlooms or your collection of Santas, nutcrackers, angels, snowmen or reindeer.
Four easy steps
No Mantle? Choose another accent area of the home as your focal point.
What's an Accent Area?
Choose a spot that draws attention to a primary place in the home to decorate. This focal area acts as a design element of your decor.
It can be an unusual space in the home, an architectural detail like a staircase railing or uniquely shaped window or a furnishing such as a sofa table or sideboard. Enjoy accessorizing the area with unexpected color and texture, a quirky or surprising container and materials that you love.
Festive décor can be fun to create or share with guests.
'Enjoy your holiday decorating.'
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