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Topic - Shanon Munn
If the idea of putting up your holiday decorations leaves you yawning, it may be time to think about updating your decorating scheme. Whether you opt to revamp your color palette or rearrange the items you already have, interior designers can help you take a fresh approach to the season.
While you may assume what you serve your guests to eat and drink is of paramount importance to a successful party, interior designers know the secret to hosting a party that will be talked about for months is developing a theme.
If you are feeling pressured to add some decorative pizazz to your home to wow your holiday guests but have spent your end-of-the-year budget on gifts, don't panic. Local interior designers have an array of inexpensive ways to give your house a unique look without overspending.
If you are hosting family and friends for the holidays, especially if this is a yearly tradition, you may be wishing your home looked a little fresher. While a total renovation may not be in the budget during these lean times, local interior designers have plenty of suggestions to add some pizazz without cutting into your gift-giving budget.
"Every year, I buy my personal and business Christmas cards and some of my gifts from UNICEF," Ms. Munn said.
Ms. Munn said, "The problem with a lot of holiday decorating schemes is that they are not pulled together or cohesive, so use a tie-in element. Go to your local fabric or hobby store and buy several yards of fabric in a color that goes with your intended holiday color scheme. Some good examples are lace, crinkly sheers, burlap and netting."