Chicago, IL (OPENPRESS) December 6, 2011 -- Topiarius, a Chicago-based leader of urban garden and floral décor services, understands the importance of creating a warm and inviting holiday atmosphere for family and friends.
"Holiday and seasonal decorating is a passion for 85 percent of U.S. households with Christmas taking the lead as the single most important decorating holiday," said Sara Jenkins-Sutton, vice president and co-founder of Topiarius and the company's expert in design and décor projects. "Today consumers want simplicity and personalization. Today's holiday decorations have become so colorful and so varied that anyone could create a look as unique as their decor."
Jenkins-Sutton offers the following easy and economical ideas to create the right mood to celebrate the 2011 holidays.
• Simplify The Scheme: Numerous knick-knacks create a cluttered look, ditching the ones without emotional value can define a room's look. A decorated mantle makes more of a statement than an assortment of scattered accessories throughout a room.
• Create Decorating Tradition: It is commonplace to decorate a family room tree together for the holiday season but instilling other activities, such as, wreath making can become a family tradition like dying Easter eggs or carving pumpkins. Use easy-to-find items around the house such as buttons, napkin rings, stickers and common art supplies.
• Sparkle The Season: Take advantage of winter's early evening darkness with bright accents and lights. Add lights to other décor besides the tree and outside trees. Use candle ware and other décor with natural luminosity, like glitter, gems or mirrors.
• Color Explosion: Put together unexpected color combinations rather than the tried and true. Add color, silver or copper accents.
• 'Tis the Season for Green: Recycle old holiday ornaments by adding ribbons, dipping in glitter or using holiday wrapping paper and a bow for a fresh look.
• Outdoor Décor: Extend outdoor container life after the first frost by filling them with accents like fresh cut evergreens and branches, holiday berries, or ornamental bulbs when the weather gets to cold for plant growth. If filling outdoor containers is not feasible, just a decorated wreath can make an entryway look polished.
• Festive Floral: Add color to a room with red and white vases. Fill with colorful roses, carnations, mums, daisies, etc. Or, float the flowers in large crystal or glass bowls.
• Themed Trees: Branch out from the ordinary with a themed tree that channels the home decorating scheme or personality from classic to urban chic or a color theme.
For additional ideas and tips on holiday decorating and to learn more about Topiarius' seasonal color program, visit www.Topiarius.com, follow them on Twitter and like their page on Facebook.
About Topiarius Urban Garden and Floral Design:
Founded in 2003, Chicago-based Topiarius offers the best in urban garden and floral décor services. Co-owned by Craig and Sara Jenkins-Sutton, Topiarius offers outdoor landscape design and care from the construction and installation of furniture to regular maintenance, urban gardening, special occasion and event floral design, exterior and interior seasonal decorating and snow and ice care. Their distinctive designs and professional installations are known for breathing new life into indoor and outdoor spaces.
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