Three Ways To Prep Your Home For The Holidays

The holiday season brings ample opportunity for fun, festivities and family gatherings. And if you're one of the many who hosts annual holiday soirees - from Thanksgiving dinner to New Year's Eve celebrations - you'll want your home to be in tip top shape.

Before your to-do list gets too long, cross off some home improvement and refreshing projects that have been piling up this year. Below, we're exploring three ways to get your home holiday entertaining ready this season. 

1. First impressions count.

It's easy for your entry or mudroom to accumulate clutter throughout the year - books, keys, bags, shoes and more. But this is the first impression of your home. Make an effort to declutter before entertaining.

To make things really pop, consider adding a unique framed piece of art or custom mirror to the space. (Mirrors are perfect for doing those running out the door last minutes checks as well!) The more it's a statement piece, the better. This is definitely a place where you can push the limits a bit. 

This Prisma Spiro mirror showcases a unique radiating circular design in sea glass acrylic with platinum accent color. Imagine the possibilities - we can design any size mirror from any of our thousands of frame mouldings.

This Prisma Spiro mirror showcases a unique radiating circular design in sea glass acrylic with platinum accent color. Imagine the possibilities - we can design any size mirror from any of our thousands of frame mouldings.

2. Get photo ready.

What better time to refresh your photo frame collection or print those family images? It's a simple, low cost refresh that can make a big difference. You might even want to get a few extra picture frames ready to go for those family memories you're bound to capture this season. (Holiday shopping tip: they make great gifts as well.

Our Jax Red with Gold photo frames come in the ideal holiday accent color, available in 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10 and made in Chicago. 

Our Jax Red with Gold photo frames come in the ideal holiday accent color, available in 4x6, 5x7 and 8x10 and made in Chicago. 

3. Upgrade your electronics. 

If you're hosting overnight guests, now's the time to update that old coffee maker or broken hair dryer. But our favorite gadget upgrade this season has to be Samsung's The Frame television. Samsung has come up with a solution to ingeniously solve every interior designer's biggest challenge - how to stylishly display a large TV amongst the rest of your thoughtfully curated decor. 

A brilliant 4K UHD TV with HDR, The Frame turns into a a beautiful work of art when the TV is off. And you can choose from black, white, walnut and wood frames. The best way to style it in our opinion? Cleverly integrated into a gallery wall display, of course. 

Image via samsung.com.

Image via samsung.com.

Ready to get going on your home projects before the parties commence? Visit us in Lincoln Park or Highland Park, shop online or get in touch - we're here to help get your home in top holiday shape.