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Dec 11, 2013

Lighting Tips

Celebrity Decorating Tips for the Holidays

Decorate for the Holidays Like a Star

The holiday season is about spending time with family and friends and upholding traditions, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some sparkle and pizzazz to your holiday décor. Take a look at our top tips for decorating this holiday season like a celebrity.

Magnificent Mantel

Get creative with mantel items. Use apothecary jars full of candy canes, flowers, cranberries, etc. You can choose a variety of colors for the mantel and replicate this color scheme throughout your home.

candy canes above the mantel

Look Above the Tree

To make a high impact statement consider the possibility of decorating your home’s fifth wall – the ceiling. A sparkly new chandelier and/or large hanging ornaments will transform any room.


Corbett Lighting 157-05 Flirt 26 Inch Two-Tier Chandelier

Thinking Outside the Box

If you’re tired of red, white and green, jewel tones are a great alternative.

Window Shop

Stores like Henri Bendel and Neiman Marcus, as well as local favorites such as Capitol Lighting, create amazing holiday themes and are very creative in their concepts. You can learn a lot about holiday décor from a little window-shopping.

bendel tree from abovebendel storefront with crystorama

Photo Caption: Henri Bendel holiday window display at the Fifth Avenue flagship store

** Capitol Lighting will be hosting a holiday sweepstakes with Crystorama.  The grand prize winner will take home the chandelier featured in the image above.

Don’t Forget the Front Door

Hang a fragrant live pine wreath, adorned with bows and sleigh bells. It’s the first thing everyone sees as they walk into your home, and it will set the mood for holiday cheer.

Hanging from the Ceiling

Luxury interior designer, Sandra Espinet, suggested hanging holiday ornaments from your chandelier or from doorknobs and window latches.

ornaments from chandelierornament from ceiling

Make sure to check out Capitol Lighting’s 12 Days of Giving holiday social media contest. Each day for 12 days we will be showcasing and giving away wonderful gifts.