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Holiday Decorating Tips from Designers

Produced by Julianne Hilmes

Looking for some fresh holiday tips and decorating inspiration? Some of our favorite designers have come to the rescue. Snag their ideas below.

Designer Tobi Fairley loves to celebrate the holidays in style. When it comes to holdiay color palettes, this color maven says " go for colors that work for you, whether your décor is full of cobalt, purple, pink, turquoise, or green." Read all her tips here. 

Kate Valentine Spade takes a breather from her big Frances Valentine shoe and handbag launch to divulge her holidays tips to Traditional Home. "I encourage you to have your own distinct style and commit to it." Read all her tips here.

Designer Lisa Hilderbrand loves Christmas so much she could practically fill a book with tips about decorating for this one holiday. "Hang shiny ball ornaments deep inside the tree—they will reflect the lights and multiply their effect." Read all of her tips here.

This holiday season, San Francisco-based Scot Meacham Wood gives us a peek inside his petite, plaid-clad home in the City by the Bay and shares his tips on decking the halls, Meacham Wood-style. "My true leaning at the holidays is ‘more is more,’ but I’m also an editor. Every room has one big, serious Christmas decorating moment supported by several small items. It’s all about balance." Read all his tips here.

Known for her fresh, sophisticated, and simple aesthetic, Lonni Paul provides 10 tips for achieving some of her favorite holiday looks. "For holiday decorating, color is key. Stick to a palette of two to three colors to simplify your decorating, and the end result will look perfectly put together." Read all her tips here.