Ah, the magic of the holidays. While the classic tree, garland and twinkling lights inarguably bring that idea to life, furniture and décor brand Arhaus believes the best design—year-round and during December—is all about personal taste and style.
As you create the spaces that help you to gather and relax, your unique aesthetic should shine through—and according to the brand, this is especially true during the holidays. So, how will you pair your practical goals with total design glory? Arhaus has three style stories to spark your greatest ideas …
TIMELESS AND TRADITIONAL
Let’s start with the look that never goes out of favor: the aforementioned holiday archetype. Essential to creating the welcoming feel of coming home for the holidays is a sense of warmth. That can be difficult to pin down, but Arhaus has a few tips for achieving it.
Keep it classic by sticking with predominantly reds and greens, and consider flickering candles and touches of burlap to bring a vibrant, yet relaxed vibe. The wreaths on the back of the chairs above were made by hand from fresh rosemary, which exemplifies another great technique: Using real greenery and florals brings an authenticity sure to charm the spirits of all.
Oh, and we mustn’t forget to mention strings of lights … there is something indescribably cozy about them as they shimmer and glow in the background.
FRESH AND FESTIVE
Now, we’ll step away from the traditional. Your inspiration for this style set: “as fresh as new-fallen snow.” Choose pieces that feel simplistic and clean-lined—allow the natural wood trees above to guide you—and lean toward neutral shades, rather than the bright hues typical of holiday decor.
Arhaus offers up Scandinavian design as a key source of influence for those looking to go this route. It’s all about straightforward forms and no-fuss function, but with a touch of whimsy—perfect for the minimalist who craves sophisticated and subtle embellishments, like the lighted branches, tassel blanket and accents of earthy woods in the Pearson vignette.
MERRY AND METALLIC
Last, but certainly not least, let’s cater to the lover of all things glam. Luxury to the max, with more than a little holiday sparkle—if this sounds like your mandate, Arhaus has got you covered, too.
Unexpected hues and soft goods combinations, lustrous accents and metallic features galore define this genre. Be sure to focus on richness, in textures and tones; anything that feels decadent is probably a must-have. Think alpaca pillows and sparkling candlesticks, like those on display alongside the Branson collection.
Each of these styles brings its own gorgeous flair to the season of cheer, and Arhaus has the perfect picks for them all: fresh and faux garlands, wreaths and floral arrangements; whimsical accents; faux-fur throws, pillows, stockings and tree skirts; pre-lit trees and one-of-a-kind ornaments.
Plus, novel present ideas abound … take Arhaus’ 2020 Gift of the Year, the Snugg chair. Upholstered in oh-so-soft faux fur, it’s super comfy.