This holiday season, gift yourself decor that adds a cozy touch to your home and lasts through the season. Pack up your linen throws, swap fresh stems for heartier greens, give your guest room a refresh, and ready your entryway for guests. Sure, store-bought decorations make things festive. However, you can make your home inviting with thoughtfully chosen pieces you won’t want to pack away as soon as the holidays are over. Shop our list of holiday FINDS at local stores and in their online shops. Deck your halls in style!
Looking for an easy way to edit your entryway? Start by swapping out your doormat. Instead of opting for something holiday-related, look for one that lasts more than one season. This “come in and cozy up” doormat fits the bill. Find it for $44 at Apple & Oak.
Bring life into your entryway with a small (and easy-to-manage) plant. The beautiful green and white leaves of a marble queen pothos will feel right at home from fall to spring and into summer. The plant needs medium, indirect light, so any entryway is the ideal home for it. Ranging from $19 to $32, you can purchase this plant at Flora Plant Shop. We suggest purchasing this pot, too.
Consider switching up the rug in your entryway before family members come home for the holidays. This vintage rug will make a big impact in any space. If it fits within your budget, snag it before it’s gone! It is available at Redo Home + Design for $1,200.
Lighten up your space and complete your entry table design with an eye-catching lamp and shade. Penny Morrison lampshades deliver stylish fabric options to upgrade lamps of every shape, size and color. This brown and white spotted fabric shade is handmade in England and sold locally at Lumen Lamps. Available in five sizes, prices range from $195 (for an 8-inch shade) to $355 (for a 22-inch shade).
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Give your guests an extra blanket to keep them cozy. The fleece-lined throws by Turkish T are super soft and a stylish addition to your guest room. Plus, they’re machine-washable. Multiple colors are available at White’s Mercantile for $145.
You can always trust Paddywax to deliver beautiful candles with dreamy scents. This candle has notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, tobacco, patchouli and vanilla — perfect for cooler days. Trust the experts and order this candle from Two Old Hippies for $32. It will create a welcoming environment for your guests.
Offer some light bedtime reading with this book by Chase Reynolds Ewald. Striking photos showcase the beauty of living in a naturally beautiful place and how one can bring texture, color, coziness and originality to mountain homes. Find this book in Vignette’s online shop for $50. Don’t be surprised when your guests try to take it home!
Display a few favorite pieces that visitors can enjoy. The experts at Epiphany Design Studio suggest a trio, such as this one, to tastefully complete a design. The studio carries a handful of local artists, so the selection is always changing. These works range in price from $178 to $328. Visit Epiphany Design Studio to see more.
If your family is spending the holidays at home, you will need extra seating to accommodate everyone. Instead of swapping your couch for something larger, find furniture that does double duty. A bench can act as both seating and decor. Find this caramel leather bench on sale for $465 (reg. $845) at Merridian Home Furnishings.
When it comes to buying blankets, comfort is key. This organic yarn throw is delightful, and you can use it in a living room or sitting room. The neutral ivory color ensures it will fit your aesthetic while adding comfort to your space. Shop this item at Providence Interiors for $150.
Wreaths aren’t only for the front door. This eucalyptus and grape leaf wreath belongs inside above a fireplace or on a window or wall. The mix of natural and manmade materials is stunning, and it can live in your design well into the new year. This beauty is available for $79 from Ashley Meier.
Snag a statement pillow to make a big impact with minimal effort. Designer Ceri Hoover’s first foray into soft home goods is a large accent pillow featuring the brand’s signature cheetah-on-leather design. Animal prints aren’t just for fall, so hang onto this pillow all year. Find it online for $325.
Local artist Chris Coleman creates gorgeous works of art that deliver effortless style. Fill a blank space on your living room walls with this “Blue pine crying in the rain,” and admire it for years to come. Thankfully, you can now shop the artist’s collection online. This beauty is $550.
You can never have too many blankets, especially on movie nights with the entire family. Happy Habitat makes recycled cotton blankets knitted in Kansas City. L&L Marketplace’s most stylish shop, Daphne, introduced us to the brand and has us lusting after the multiple color options. Shop these blankets and more for $173.
Let pumpkins round out your holiday decor from October to December. We envision the smallest of these velvet pumpkins living in a decorative bowl on your coffee table or mantle. The larger sizes can stand alone, but they also work in pairs. The smaller sizes ring in at $17 and the largest is $64. Find the selection at Maxi B. Home.
Trade in your old, worn-out dining chairs for something current and comfortable. Masaya & Co.’s dining chairs are made from solid tropical hardwoods and are built to last. Plus, the details of the homemade chairs will be a conversation starter with guests. Chairs are sold individually for $490 at Masaya & Co.
Nashville ceramicist Sarah Cihat is the genius behind these hand-cast porcelain dinner plates with playful green accents. Use these as a fun alternative to your traditional china or mix-and-match the old and new. The best news? The plates are dishwasher and microwave safe. Shop them for $66 each at Wilder.
A tablescape isn’t complete without napkins. Juliska’s Forest Walk pattern makes the perfect seasonal addition to every place setting and can be used for Thanksgiving, Christmas, winter gatherings and more. After dinner, toss them in the wash. The napkins are $15 apiece and can be found at Epergne.
Goodbye, boring candles. Replace your standard white ones with these playful, colorfuloptions made in Highlands, NC, from maple tree molds. With nine color options, it is hard to pick a favorite. The candles come in sets of two at The Copper Fox Gallery for $33.
Cheers to the holiday season! Make sure you are ready to celebrate properly with a whiskey glass for yourself and a few for friends. Pour whiskey, bourbon or rye into this glass, which boasts a sophisticated style. Glasses are sold individually for $17 at AshBlue.
What is a whiskey glass without whiskey? Ready your bar for the holidays with a bottle of O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey. New on the market, this whiskey is moored on the riverbank of Ballard County, KY, to create a dynamic, smooth spirit. Find a bottle for $74 at Woodland Wine Merchants, and raise a glass!
We hope these items help prep your home for the holiday season!
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