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How to Prep Your Home for the Holiday Season

Autumn is in the air! Leaves are changing colours, every store offers pumpkin spice, and you may find yourself getting into holiday ‘nesting mode’. Early fall is the best time to prepare your home for Thanksgiving, Halloween festivities, Christmas, New Year's, and everything in between! Here are our top tips to recreate your space for the Fall and Winter holidays!

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9 Ways (plus bonuses) to Prep Your Home For Holiday Decorative Bliss

Do a Deep Clean. Spring cleaning gets all the credit, but Fall is one of the best times to give your home a deep clean and organization. Swap out your summer items and decor, and reintroduce your fall and winter favourites.

Get the Furniture You’ve Been Wanting. Now is the time to order those side tables you've been imagining would hold your holiday accent items or, finally, to order that mood-setting electric fireplace. These additions can take your holiday hoisting areas to the next level.

Get the Contractor In ASAP. If you have any repairs that need to be completed or work that requires a skilled tradesperson, now is the time to book them in. Replacing light fixtures, fixing leaky faucets, and getting that feature wall repainted is best done well before it’s time to decorate and host guests.

Maximize Your Entertaining Space. Minor upgrades can offer significant results when it comes to having extra room for guests during the holiday season. Additional seating, such as oversized sofas, accent chairs, ottomans, benches, poufs, and floor pillows, can make a big difference when everyone gathers around the fireplace. Extendable dining tables allow you to host bigger crowds anytime and reduce the table size when it’s no longer needed. Treating yourself to that buffet table for the dining room can make dinner service exponentially easier.

A christmas tree and dining room table decorated for the holidays

Make Your Overnight Guest Space Ultra-cozy. If you are hosting sleepovers, Murphy, foldable, and sofa beds are perfect space-saving solutions. Get what you need now so you can settle your space and purchase whatever bedding and accents you need.

Ensure Adequate Storage Solutions. Tis the season for throw pillows, slippers, and blankets! Keep your house organized with fixed and temporary storage solutions such as decorative baskets and boxes.

Do Something Fun! Make your holiday decor a conversation starter. Add something memorable, fun, and unusual to each room. A humungous Halloween web-decorated tree has been one of our top favourite unique holiday decorations.

Make Holiday Decorating a Fun Family Event. Let everyone in the family be a part of the preparation. Seize the opportunity to create memories, spend time together, and bond while preparing your home.

Add Some Seasonal Character. If you’re ready to be considered a holiday master, here are some bonus tips to make your home look like it belongs in a magazine:

  • Spread your holiday decor throughout the entire house. Ensure your style flows effortlessly from one room to the other.

  • Decide on your holiday colour pallet and stick to it from room to room.

  • Make your house extra cozy and inviting with accents, seasonal plants, pillows, and throws. Scented candles add the perfect mood-setting final touch to the space.

  • Don’t forget the holiday-appropriate accents and decor. Autumn, Thanksgiving, and Halloween have their vibe, while Christmas may look and feel entirely different in your home.

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Mini Seeds Interior Studio: Your Holiday Interior Designer Pros

Don’t let the best time of year cause you unneeded stress. At Mini Seeds Interior Studio, our team can do everything for you. If you are short on time and resources, booking a multi-day styling session with our team can provide you with the breathtaking holiday space you’ve dreamed of. We will come to discuss your wants and goals and then return and do it all for you. Space is limited, so contact us for your holiday consultation right away. Mini Seeds is your trusted and experienced Ottawa Interior Designer Near Me.

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