If your home is feeling a little less than festive, don’t fret! Though Christmas is under a week away, there’s more than enough time to bring some holiday cheer to your space. Target has tons of really stylish (and affordable!) options in their Wondershop — think faux greenery, twinkle lights, and all the trimmings. Plus, loads of gorgeous wrapping paper and bows for that perfect finishing touch.
To prove you can make a last-minute holiday makeover happen, we’re turning to Arlyn Hernandez, the Editorial Director of Style by Emily Henderson. Arlyn styled a few gorgeous pieces from Target, creating an effortless last-minute holiday look. We wanted to snag her advice so you could achieve something similar this weekend. Get ready to make a list and check it twice:
Hi Arlyn! Tell us about your holiday decor style. What was the vibe you were going for with your home this holiday season?
I’ve traditionally always been a “classic Christmas” type of girl. Growing up, my mom would sprinkle dancing snowmen and stuffed Santa Clauses around our home and I remember hanging lights around my bedroom. “Chic” holiday decor has never been a goal of mine until this year. Now that I’m happy with my home’s overall design, I wanted to create a more purposeful holiday look.
First, I kept the main spaces – my living and dining rooms – pretty neutral to avoid visual clutter. Then, I strategically layered in lots of faux greenery and seasonal touches around my home (such as these adorable Nutcracker figurines and bottle brush trees). And, to make sure things didn’t feel too sterile, I dried up some fresh oranges to hang on my tree and sprinkle throughout garland in my dining room.
What were some of the pieces you were most excited to include?
Target Home’s holiday assortment is so good this year! I mixed a few larger pieces such as faux wreaths, festive throw pillows and smaller décor pieces with personal mementos I made with my nephews in the past. Those DIY’s are the types of things that make holiday decorating special and unique and you won’t find on Pinterest and Instagram.
What advice would you offer those who still haven’t decorated but want to bring some festive spirit to their space in the next week?
It’s easy to think if you haven’t already decorated that it’s too late, but I am here to tell you that it’s not! Grab a few smaller items such as faux greenery, fairy lights, pillows and candles to instantly add a dose of holiday cheer into any room of your space.
Or, get creative with DIY’s such as creating your own family ornaments (which can eventually become a tradition) or drying out fresh fruit like I did for unexpected, but festive décor. Another quick and affordable holiday DIY? Create a festive door hanger by tying together greenery with a piece of wood and twine.