Brighten the Winter Holidays

As winter sets in and days grow darker, many of us gravitate toward holiday decor that provides much-needed brightness and warmth. Luckily, you needn’t invest in a back-up generator, animated reindeer, or scads of candy-colored string lights to illuminate your home at this time of year. With a little imagination and a few simple tweaks, you can conjure a scene that’s seasonal and sophisticated.

 

Treat the windows

Place small industrial desk lamps, like our Clover and Cranberry, in each street-facing window – they have far more character (and post-holiday utility) than standard window candles.

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Gang up

A single candle is just a candle. A group of candles, coordinated and clustered together, is a statement.

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Use flicker

In fixtures where the bulb is visible, swap out plain bulbs for flicker bulbs that look like little flames. It’s a small switch with mesmerizing results.

Flicker Bulb

Turn it out

For a special twist, replace your everyday cabinet knobs with holiday versions. Our glass hexagonal knobs come in red, green, and 11 other festive shades.

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Tie one on

Add bows and greenery sprigs to wall hangings. All you need are a removable wall hook and a couple strips of tape (for fastening the ends of the bow behind your piece).

Holiday Clocks 

Stay grounded

Don’t endanger life and limb dangling string lights from the eaves; simply cluster them in wire baskets or large lanterns for an equally twinkly but infinitely safer effect.

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Throw about

It couldn’t be easier, but draping a seasonal throw over a chair or sofa injects instant holiday cheer into your room.

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