Home for the Holidays

Nostalgia. It has a way of creeping into our lives this time of year. Reminiscing about traditions kept since you were a child is one reason to look forward to the holidays. This year set the stage for a trip down memory lane by incorporating vintage-inspired décor.

Take a look at two versions on this decorating trend, each of which pulls inspiration from the pages of yesteryear and updates it with a modern twist.

Twinkle Twinkle

Bring the sparkle of new fallen snow into your home with the glimmer of metallic décor. Gold is the hottest color of the season, and you can go all in by bringing home a metallic tree. Gold and silver trees came into fashion in the late 1950s and continued to be all the rage into the early 1960s.

A few decades later, this look has resurfaced. Whether you use it as your main Christmas tree, as an additional symbol of the season in an adjoining room or as a welcoming beacon on your front porch, a gold Christmas tree will add sparkle and shimmer to your holiday.

Beautiful as is, it looks glamorous when dressed up with white lights. Or adorn the tree with matching gold ornaments. Then gather an assortment of coordinating decorations; we have an assortment of glittery details at Art Van Furniture. Our Chloe Room Divider in warm brown is a great place to display some sparkle. Or choose a shiny accent piece that will bring twinkle into your home year round, such as our mirrored chest.

Currier and Ives

Nothing feels more like the holidays than the winter scenes of American life created by Currier and Ives in the 1800s. The New York City printmaking firm created hand-painted lithographs depicting horse-drawn sleighs and bonneted women on skates … Americana at its best.

Bring this feel into your home by starting with the right shade of red. This year, the color that’s most current – and most nostalgic – is a rustic deep barn or cranberry red. Use it when choosing those items that will embellish your home. For a mature feel, decorate with Old World angels and a fruit and floral-adorned topiaries. Families will love using old-fashioned children’s toys, such as sleds or skates, to dress the occasion.

It’s also a great time to add a piece such as our Sideboard that will enhance your holiday décor and keep the American spirit all year long with its hand-finished floral detailing. Or put a more modern spin on the folk art-inspired look with our Striped Accent Chest.

Unwrap either of these looks at Art Van Furniture. You’re sure to find some other gift-worthy items to put on your list, so be sure to say hello to Santa who pays us a visit each weekend.  Click here for details.

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