Easy Holiday Home Decor Tips

Michelle at home with her son.

Because I appreciate a tacky, over bright holiday home and strive to one day be the most obnoxious house in the neighborhood (you think I’m joking don’t you… nope), Breezy Mama thought it best that I don’t give advice on this topic, but instead turned to interior designer Michelle Workman, who has spruced up homes for Jennifer Lopez, John Travolta and more, to get her tips on simple holiday decorating tips for your home.

How do you decorate your own home during the holidays?

For the holidays, I decorate to match my home – not the other way around. This makes it much easier to bring in the spirit of the season without having to change too much. I start by choosing a color. In my house, this is usually a pink or green – both are in my home’s color palette. I then go out and get myself decorations in whichever color I’ve chosen, along with wrapping paper and ribbons to match!

Can you give some tips for creating a beautiful dining table?

I love something from nature, like sticks and berries. And I love adding in something sparkly.

Any hints for a festive tree or other new takes/easy tricks on traditions?

My kids are very involved in the decorating process. They love creating snowflakes that glitter, or finding interesting sticks and spray painting them silver or gold.

Do you have any favorite candles or throw pillows or some other decorative items you recommend that are an easy way to get the home holiday inspired?

I love using Christmas-inspired throw pillows, again something that fits my home’s existing color scheme.

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MWorkmanKids2 As one of Hollywood’s most sought-after interior designers, Michelle Workman possesses a client roster that includes such esteemed and influential individuals as Jennifer Lopez, John Travolta & Kelly Preston, Kirstie Alley and Leah Remini.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Michelle’s penchant for the craft was almost immediately apparent. Some of her fondest childhood memories were of her mother chauffeuring her about the neighborhoods to take in the endless array of visually arresting homes. As a budding young designer, Michelle frequently took pleasure in envisioning and fashioning her very own customdesigned forts.

Michelle owns The Red House Interiors (click here), a home-furnishings and accessories store and showroom in Los Angeles. To learn more about Michelle, visit: www.michelleworkman.com.

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