Get Guest Ready : 5 Winter Decor Updates

Photo Courtesy of Illume Candles

‘Tis the season for house guests, visiting in-laws, and impromptu parties. Let Homefest help you bring the warmth and joy of the season to your home with our 5 Tips to Get Guest Ready and make everyone feel welcome.

Refresh Your Winter Décor

The holidays are always a great time for a little winter face-lift and nothing is more motivating than the flurry of guests that will be in and out of your home during the holidays. You’ve no doubt got your tree up, your mantle decked, and holiday décor scattered about but don’t forget those warm, seasonal touches.  Nothing is more inviting than plush textiles; think chunky, knit accent pillows, soft, hand-woven throws in cool winter hues, or a new area rug* to tie the room together. Pop a seasonal arrangement in your kitchen, the bathroom, or on a bookshelf to add a little color and texture. Evergreens, juniper, eucalyptus, pinecones, and sprays of red or white berries are seasonal favorites and an effortless way to give a nod to the season.

Light It Up

Nothing plays up that holiday feeling like the warm glow of a candle lit room and the fragrance of seasonally inspired candles and diffusers. From hurricanes and votives to scented jar candles and fragrance diffusers, you can’t go wrong. Tuck them into the powder room, the kitchen, the guest room, and throughout your living room to make things merry and bright. A few of our winter favorites will bring the scent of a winter forest to your home, including Frasier Fir from the Thymes, Nest’s Birchwood Pine, and Balsam & Cedar and Winter White from Illume*. For that wood and spice fragrance factor, Erbario Toscano’s Symphony of Spice diffuser is the perfect blend of seasonal spice in a stunning decorative accent piece.

Punch-Up Your Powder Room, the Guest Room & Guest Bath

If overnight guests are in your future, it’s always a good idea to give your guest quarters a once-over. Punch-up the powder room with fresh hand-towels*, a luxe soap and lotion set, and a scented candle. Make your guests feel welcome with thoughtful touches in the guest bath like a collection of personal care products. From bath bombs to body balms, our personal care products from Yuzu* are this year’s favorite indulgence. Make sure your guest room is a comfortable home away from home. Spruce things up with fresh linens*, a new accent pillow or two, and a warm and cozy throw. Go the extra mile with a scented candle or fresh flowers and a collection of local periodicals.

Raise the Bar

Make the holidays merrier (and your life a little easier) with a well-stocked bar, festive barware, and an assortment of gourmet goodies on hand. The holidays are a time to celebrate so we’ve got you covered with wine glasses and decanters, champagne flutes and ice buckets, and of course all your barware staples. You’ll never be caught off guard when impromptu guests arrive, point them to the bar while you whip-up an effortless charcuterie spread or decadent display of sweet treats from our gourmet shop.

Set a Festive Holiday Table

Whether you love the old world charm of Vietri’s Old Saint Nick, Lastra Holiday, or Juliska’s Country Estate or you prefer the sophisticated elegance of Match Pewter, let us help you outfit your holiday table. And let’s not forget the kids’ table; our collection of holiday melamine is festive, dishwasher-safe, and kid proof. From holiday dinnerware and serveware to stunning centerpieces, Homefest is well stocked to help you ace the holidays.

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Cookie exchanges, cocktail parties, and holiday dinners…let the festivities begin! We know your home is an entertaining hub from now through January 1st and we’re here to help make those holiday gatherings festive. Homefest has got you covered when it comes to decking the halls, the mantle, the tree, your table and more, plus great holiday décor ideas to take the stress out of decorating.

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