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Is Your Home Prepared for the Holidays?

by Waverly Wilde

It’s the holiday season and if you haven’t already prepared your home for the upcoming festivities, we have a few useful ideas to get your house in the spirit. From furniture decor changes that will set a cozy tone as fall turns into winter to having nifty appliances that will give you a hand with all the cooking and cleaning you’ll be doing, it only takes a few simple changes and your humble abode will be all set for the holidays. 

Whether you were planning on using Christmas living room decor or setting your dining room for Thanksgiving, we’ve strategized a way to keep your home’s palette festive yet broad enough that it could cover Halloween, Thanksgiving, and even the December holidays. You don’t want to fix your home up three separate times before the new year, do you? So, don’t wait until the last minute to get your kitchen, living room, and dining room in the celebration mood when our team at Colder’s can help you make it happen now. 

Make it Cozy 

As soon as we say our goodbyes to summer, we welcome autumn in with a giant sweater hug while pumpkin spice scents and falling leaves fill the air. It’s suddenly a cozy time and the homey feeling doesn’t go away for the rest of the year. A little addition of something comfortable is just the way to fix up your home for the holidays. A neutral colored couch may not seem like the most festive choice, but add a few wine colored throw pillows with a gold rug and your living room will show less of the usual kitschy fall/winter design schemes and an overall more sophisticated look. 

Also, don’t forget about the extended family’s comfort while cozying up your place! During the holidays you’re bound to have a few of your kin sleep over, and when that happens you’re going to want to be prepared. A sofa sleeper is perfect for family members staying the night because it can be used as both a conventional couch and a pullout bed! Just add an electric fireplace nearby and your guests will feel like they’re staying at a luxury hotel. 

Blend the Hues 

When you think about fall and winter colors, the truth is, they’re not very different. Although, while certain colors tend to correspond to a specific holiday (orange with Halloween, red and green with Christmas, etc.), if you use a different shade – perhaps a persimmon with a pine green – you’ll do much better at blending the holiday decor together. 

This Crestview Collection eggplant upholstered chair is a great example for intertwining your Halloween living room decor with your Christmas living room decor. The style and coloring of this gothic-inspired chair fits a haunted mansion theme – just add some cobwebs. On the other hand, the vintage nailhead trim, velvet material, and deep eggplant color could also be placed in Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol”-esque setting. 

Have fun with colors to find your perfect autumn/winter color palette. 

Decorate the Dining Table 

Continue to spruce up your home with a dining table long enough to sit you and your holiday dinner guests. And don’t lose sight of what goes under the table either! Adding a rug underneath your dining table reels in another level of cozy while also creating a regal focal point in your dining room. 

Give your dining table the extravagant makeover it deserves during the holiday season with a festive tablescape, too. Take advantage of the beauty of nature as it’s literally falling off branches and lay the leaves on a tray in the center of your table. Add pinecones, small white pumpkins, and cinnamon sticks to fit that fall/winter aesthetic. Add two to three candles throughout the tray and you’re done! This is just one idea, so don’t be afraid to put your own personal touch on the tablescape. 

Get Appliance Assistance in the Kitchen 

Does it ever feel like you use your kitchen more times in the last three months of the year than the rest of the year? It’s true. Between creating a Thanksgiving feast, contributing to holiday party potlucks, and baking snowman-shaped sugar cookies, your hands are probably full cooking a mess as well as cleaning up one. Luckily, with the KitchenAid dishwasher ProWash cycle feature, your dirty dishes will be the least of your worries. This feature determines the ideal cycle for washing dishes based on soil level and then makes real-time adjustments to achieve the best cleaning performance. 

The holidays are here so there’s no better time to start preparing than now! Whether you’re wanting to add cozy elements to your living room or give your kitchen an appliance upgrade so your holiday hosting is on point, our Colder’s staff can help you achieve your goals. 

Be sure to check out our furniture catalog for all your furnishing and home decor needs or our appliance catalog to peruse the kitchen cooking and cleaning options. Of course, if you’d like that personal shopping touch, we are always available by phone! Give us a call or visit your closest Colder’s location and our experts will get you started on your holiday preparations!