6 easy ways to get your home holiday ready

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Make your home more welcoming by clearing out key traffic and entertaining areas. It’s amazing the effect a little less clutter can have on making your home more inviting to guests. Declutter counters, corners and nooks and crannies for a cleaner and visually attractive home.

Add mood lighting by installing dimmers. Dimmers can make even a large home feel intimate and warm. Supplement your dimmed lights with pillar candles and votives to complete the look.

Swap out throws and pillows for more festive versions. Thick warm blankets, fur throws and velvet lined pillows let guests know ’tis the season – and make your home all the more cozy! Pillows with fun holiday sayings or designs add just the right amount of seasonal flair.

Add shades to a statement chandelier. Whether it’s off-white or a bright pop of red, adding individual or even one large shade can really up the elegance factor of a chandelier that gets your home holiday-ready.

Hang an evergreen wreath to your front door. Pair it with a tasteful ribbon or burlap sash. No fuss or glitz required – this look is timeless.

Bring elegance and sophistication to your home with a new decorative lighting fixture. It’s no secret that lighting is the jewelry of the home – and a new fixture is an easy update that can really make your home shine this holiday season.