Making it Sparkle

Making it Sparkle


Holiday Decorating Tips from Decorating Den

When decorating your home for the holidays does it reflect your family’s Christmas spirit, or does it reflect the Spirit of Christmas Past? If your seasonal style needs updating, Gigi Willetts of Decorating Den Interiors offers some advice. “Instead of adding the usual holiday decor to your space, use the seasonal switch as an opportunity to reinvent the rooms you will use to welcome and entertain your guests in”, says Gigi. “Get inspired! Take this time of year to try something new by decorating your home with unconventional hues and textures that express your current style, while complementing the traditional pieces you already have.” Decide on a central holiday theme or time period and the colors that go with it. For example, if you prefer the wildly popular vintage or midcentury look, pick hues that are of that time, such as bright red, aqua blue, and white, and don’t stop with the Christmas tree! “Even if your whole home does not reflect this period, sprucing up smaller areas and focal points like an entryway, fireplace mantel, and table settings or centerpieces can add just enough to convey your holiday motif.” Gigi can help you figure out what pieces will fit best and how to integrate them. Contact her if you’d like a professional decorator to help you with your next remodel or redecorating project: or (803) 463-3000.


Brighten Your Space with Ethan Allen

With shorter days and winter on its way, you want to keep your house looking and feeling warm and bright. Accent lighting can go a long way towards creating that cozy atmosphere. Ethan Allen has an outstanding selection of lighting products at great savings. A floor lamp can bring subtle attention to a neglected, dark corner or provide just enough illumination for a favorite reading chair. Versatile, clear glass table lamps provide a nice glow and are available in a variety of sizes and shapes to best fit your existing home decor. A wall sconce or two can give you directional light – using either electricity or flame – and add flicker and flash to a dull wall or entryway. Candlelight creates ambiance all on its own. Ethan Allen’s large collection of candle holders will will display your tapers and pillars impressively, and a crystal chandelier can make any room more elegant. From embellished to rustic, Ethan Allen’s unique pieces are made with love by craftsmen and glassblowers from all around the world. Consider brightening your home for the upcoming holiday season for an inviting space that visiting friends and family will appreciate.



Shop for the Season at Carolina Imports

Carolina Imports is well known as a local importer and retailer of furniture and home accessories. They are also a fabulous destination for holiday shopping! Find something for everyone on your list – handmade furniture, lamps, art prints, pottery, porcelain, and various other home accessory items. Enjoy perusing their 8,000 square feet of warehouse space to find unusual Christmas gift ideas and get inspired to create seasonal displays throughout your home. Carolina Imports also has a large selection of South Carolina wood furniture, handmade from plantation grown mahogany, teak, oak, elm or pine, so you can have a table worthy of your holiday feast, and big enough to comfortably seat the whole family! Browse Carolina Imports’ showroom full of home decor and unique, low priced gifts. With additional items in every week, you never know what you’ll find!


Create Your Perfect Bedroom with Southern Bedding

Baby, it’s getting cold outside! This is the time of year when you need your bedroom, and especially your bed, to be a warm and comfortable retreat at the end of the now shortened days. Southern Bedding of Columbia has an incredible in-stock selection of reversible, single, double, queen, king, California king standard, pillow-top and memory foam mattresses to choose from at their 32,000 square-foot factory in downtown Columbia. They also offer bed frames and bedroom furniture to complete your perfect sanctuary. Friends and relatives will soon be in town for the holidays – make their stay as comfortable as possible by turning a guest bedroom into a lavish space away from their home that they will love. Southern Bedding of Columbia offers affordable quality bedding and furniture, and everything is 100% made in the South (most made right here in Columbia!). Stop in to Southern Bedding, “where sweet dreams start,” and see the area’s finest affordable bedding for yourself!

Laurel Crest


Give the Gift of Flowers from Blossom Shop

The Blossom Shop has a huge selection of gifts and florals for the holiday season! Whether you are shopping for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or New Year’s, they have all of the flowers, wreaths, centerpieces, gourmet baskets and bouquets you need for decoration or as gifts. Their professional staff can help you pick the perfect arrangement and will make sure it’s there on time. Blossom Shop delivers throughout Columbia and offers same-day delivery for your last-minute gift needs at no extra cost! They also deliver quality flowers nationwide through their trusted florist network. Find the perfect gift for family, friends, coworkers or boss, for those not living nearby, or just treat yourself with a selection from The Blossom Shop. Plus, while you’re busy getting your shopping done, you can now buy flowers anytime, from the palm of your hand with Blossom Shop’s Floral App! It’s easy to use and takes just seconds to download. To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your orders at least one day prior to Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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