Get your home ready for the season ahead with the right foundational pieces. From comfortable seating to inviting light, create an inviting atmosphere for family and friends with heirloom-quality updates that will last for years to come. Whether you're looking for beautiful lighting or handmade decor, get started with our five easy ways to prep your home for the holidays.

Design & photo by @alainakaz

1. Set a festive mood with elegant lighting

While your home's exterior might be decked out with strands of lights, don't forget about your interior lights. The right lighting can completely transform the feel of your space, especially if your light switch has a dimmer (most of our lights are dimmable!). Complete your update with a beautiful finishing detail, like one of our solid brass switchplates. Whether it's an accent lamp in your living room or a statement light for the entryway, the right illumination will create a warm, welcoming glow for all who enter your home.

Design and photo by @chrislovesjulia

2. Finish your space with solid brass hardware

Looking for an easy way to upgrade existing cabinetry or furniture before your holiday gathering? Swap out your cabinet hardware with one of our solid brass options, which pair perfectly with saturated tones and rich holiday hues. We use solid brass as the base for each piece of hardware, so it will last for years without chipping or fading. Customize with your choice of multiple finishes and styles to match your space.

3. Complete your guest room with cozy layers

Create an inviting retreat for guests with premium bedding—your friends and family will appreciate the cozy, thoughtful touch. Rich solid walnut furniture provides a timeless foundation, while layers of soft quilted bedding and a plush hand-knotted rug add texture. For a simple update, complete your guest bed with a woven throw or quilt in a warm, saturated hue.

4. Refresh your living space with new accents

Add color and texture to your sofa with several new pillows or elevate your mantel with a trio of brass vases or planters. Pillows and decor in rich tones and vibrant hues feel just right for the holidays, yet can still work throughout the rest of winter. From hand-blown glass vases to raw silk pillows, we source the finest materials for our decor and accessories.

5. Add character to any room with a vintage find

Vintage decor will instantly infuse your space with character and a sense of nostalgia—plus these one-of-kind items will provide an interesting conversation starter for holiday guests. We source antique items from around the world, then carefully restore them at our studio in Portland, Oregon. From vintage oil paintings to antique Turkish rugs, find unique items from a range of time periods with our antiques and vintage selection.

The holidays can be a busy time—that's why we're here to help you discover simple home updates that can transform your space in minutes. Whether it's an easy hardware swap or a beautiful new pillow, stop by one of our stores or shop online to find heirloom-quality items for your home.