It’s that time of year – there is a nip in the air and the holidays are right around the corner.  And what does that mean?  Entertaining, of course!  So make sure your home is dressed in its Holiday Best

A year has passed – have you made any of those changes that you wanted to make?  Did you finally get those window treatments installed and your powder room re-painted?  What about turning the old spare bedroom into that guest suite you have always envisioned?  Don’t worry, you still have time to make a big impact on your home before all of those guests show up.

Here are some quick hit tips that hold a lot of punch, and you will still have time to make your neighborhood holiday party.

Dressing Your Home in Its Holiday Best

First things first – custom window treatments.  Nothing changes the look of a room like the addition or change of window treatments.  Window treatments greatly influence the feel of a room, and work as a bridge between the many styles that often end up in a home.  Using lots of fabric in rich colors and textures can add formality.  For a more casual look you can add tailored valances in simple fabrics.  The options are endless, and there is a perfect design for your windows and needs.

Adding window treatments to your home will also “finish” a room.  Leaving windows bare can make a well designed room look like the walls were forgotten – so be sure to dress those windows!

Another great impact on a room is the addition of color to your walls.  You can get dramatic results for a relatively low cost just by painting – and what a difference it will make!  Don’t get stuck in the thought that white walls go with everything – it is just not true.  White walls can make a room feel cold and impersonal – painting your walls a warm tone will make the room more welcoming.  Use your furniture or your area rug to help lead you to the right color choice.  Determine the base color of the fabric patterns in your room, and start there.  And remember – if you don’t like it, you can always repaint.