The Talk: Holiday Decorations
Lifestyle expert Kristan Cunningham came by to talk about cool ways to decorate your home.
“You only get one chance to make a first impression,” she said.
That’s why you need to spice up your front door this holiday season. Don’t just throw up a tired old wreath. Try something new. Or old, as the case may be: try putting something vintage on your door.
The Talk: Vintage Holiday Home Decor
Kristan Cunningham suggested using a vintage fishing basket and hanging it on your door. You can put holiday-themed things inside, but you can change it as often as you like. Add holly or pine or whatever you like to the inside of the basket.
Kristan also recommended putting something from the inside, outside. She used an old sled to rest against the side of the door. That way, guests got a sneak peek from the outside what her home may look like.
The Talk: Seasonal Fireplace Decorations
Kristan Cunningham said people often get intimidated when they start to decorate their fireplace. It’s such a big epic part of the house to decorate for the holidays.
She recommended doing something different with your fireplace. Stick with old classics like adding some pine or holly to it and hanging the stockings. But add some vintage jewelry or even a long vintage chain to make it feel different.
The Talk: Kristan Cunningham Wall Decorations
Kristan Cunningham said that people always think they need to polish silver server platters, or even stop using them when they get too old. She recommended using them as a wall decoration.
She gave a good interior decorating tip: if you have one of something on your walls or in your house, it may look odd. But when you add several, it becomes a more even look and even adds a great theme to your home.
I’m not much of an interior decorator. I think that’s still a great tip, but putting silver serving platters on the walls in bulk looks a little too kitschy for my tastes. But to each their own! What doesn’t work for me may work great for you!
The Talk: Kristan Cunningham Christmas Tree Secrets
Kristan Cunningham said it’s important to work your Christmas tree from the inside out. Start by running the lights on the inside of the tree and work your way out. Add your more inexpensive ornaments to the inside of the tree, that way they reflect light but aren’t immediately apparent.