'Tis the season to refresh home décor

Monday Nov 06th, 2017


A crisp breeze and falling leaves are tell-tale signs that the holidays are just around the corner. If home entertaining is in your plans this may also be the right time to redecorate. Here, Sharon Grech, the Benjamin Moore colour and design expert, shares her tips on how to refresh your home in time for the revelry.

Pick a Functional and Festive Palette: Create a welcoming atmosphere with paint to make your guests feel at home. When people think of holiday palettes, they think of traditional candy apple reds and forest greens. But don't limit yourself to those since the modern options will work all year long. Bold colour statements like Raspberry Glacé CSP-430 or Antiqued Aqua CSP-705 are stunning options that work beautifully. Add a finishing touch by accenting with pops of silver, gold and white and using candles or white poinsettias for a holiday feel.

Fix Your Focal Points: 'Tis the season for entertaining and hosting, so consider refreshing the rooms and areas that will be seen by guests. If you have a fireplace, the mantel is a popular focal point during the holidays. To make sure it looks its best, try giving it a fresh coat of Advance Waterborne Alkyd Paint by Benjamin Moore which produces a smooth, adhesive topcoat and is easy to cleanup.

Pay Attention to the Details: Use do-it-yourself creativity to put the finishing touches on your holiday décor. Why not plan a family-fun activity by using leftover paint on tree decorations or on pinecones for a rustic inspired centrepiece?

“And, painting an accent wall in the dining room, powder room or guest bedroom can also brighten up your home,” says Grech. “It is a quick and affordable way to brighten up rooms frequented by guests.”

Additional paint information and holiday décor inspiration are available at your local retailer or online at www.BenjaminMoore.ca.


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