A Cheery Charleston Home: Furniture & Decor Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays in Charleston are a truly inspiring time of year, from the 64 foot Christmas tree in Marion Square to the Holiday Festival of Lights on James Island. When it comes to individual homes, the decorations are nothing short of magical with magnolia wreaths and twinkling lights galore. Of course, you should also bring some holiday cheer inside your home to lift your spirits all season! Here are some of our favorite Charleston home furniture ideas for your home, curated by our Charleston interior designers.

Charleston Home Furniture That Brings the Outside In

Ok, so we might not have snow very often in Charleston, but we can create the feel of a wintry atmosphere with our decor. High-end furniture inspired by nature, like our Marnie End Table brings the beauty of the wintry woods into your living room. With carved branches or embroidered leaves, our nature-inspired home furnishing would look perfect by the fire with a stack of books and a mug of hot cocoa. You can even burn some pine-scented candles for an extra woodsy feel in your home.

Get Cozy with Textures

If you really want to feel snug as a bug this holiday season, layer up luxe textures to add warmth and intrigue in any room. Soft shearling fur, smooth velvet, and woven baskets instantly make your home feel warmer in colder months. Our Charleston interior designers can help you with layering rugs for a soft, welcoming foundation in a room. During the holiday season, you might even think about specifically arranging your high-end furniture around the fireplace or the Christmas tree to soak in the lights of the season.

Add Home Furnishings that Sparkle

All that glitters is gold during the holidays! From your family menorah to the angel on top of the tree, there are many heirlooms we cherish that sparkle this season. When it comes to high-end furniture, if you’re looking to add a bit of grandeur and old-world charm, an ornate gold mirror will not only create a beautiful focal point in a room but also add to the festive feel during the holidays. The Olive Branch Mirror combines the inspiration of nature with sumptuous gold leaf for a truly stunning effect.

Make Dessert a Focal Point

The holidays are all about delicious treats! Pumpkin pie, gingerbread cookies, and maybe a kringle will make an appearance this Christmas and New Year’s. Instead of using your everyday plates to serve your holiday treats, make a display that will impress all your guests. When in doubt, elevate your treats on a cake stand, like the Berry & Thread Whitewash Cake Stand with a matching Glass Dome. They’ll stay fresh under the dome and look beautiful!

Spruce Up Your Home with Greenery + Flowers

Besides the tree, consider adding fresh greenery and flowers to your Charleston home furnishings. Stick to a simple color palette of red, white, and green with all of your foliage. For a stronger impact, you can also string garland up the stair railings and along the mantle. Red poinsettias are a classic flower, or you can fill your vases with white hydrangeas as pure as the driven snow. You can also use fresh elements on your holiday tables, like magnolia leaves and sprigs of holly berries.

Need a Hand? Visit Our Charleston Home Decor Stores

This year has been difficult for all of us and we deserve a little extra holiday cheer now more than ever. Many traditions will look different because of the virus, but being at home amidst cozy Charleston home furniture is definitely a bright spot this year. If you’re in need of a home spruce, our team of Charleston interior designers is ready and willing to lend a helping hand at our Charleston home decor stores. Start by taking a look at our online favorites and reach out if you need more inspiration.

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