Get ready for the holidays

’Tis the season to transform your home with fun accents that set a festive tone and create a warm, welcoming environment for family and friends. From the tree to table settings, every little touch celebrates joy and good cheer.

But decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to mean bright red and green ornaments, pillows and tablecloths. Instead, try more subtle accessories. Rather than the traditional poinsettia, grace the mantelpiece with magnolia leaves or garland to create an elegant look. Adorn wreaths with ribbons and bows in complementary shades to establish a festive color palette with more sophistication than the season’s traditional primary colors. Simplicity with flair—that’s the guiding influence for holiday decorating and entertaining this year. For colors that don’t stray too far from tradition, mix subdued frosty greens with silver and ivory tones on strong accent pieces. Also, use seasonal pillows, throws and other accessories that incorporate the gentler holiday colors to add style and merriment to any room.

Where to Buy

Postcards Home, Robert Allen, H. Studio and Palecek are just a few Las Vegas stores that offer unique holiday décor and accessories if it’s time to freshen up your staples.


Starting on Black Friday and continuing every Saturday through Dec. 17, Las Vegas Design Center will offer complimentary Mexican hot chocolate and churros to put you in the shopping spirit. The refreshments are courtesy of Mundo, the restaurant at the center.

Noteworthy Events

Don’t miss the inaugural installation of holiday décor that will dress the atriums of Las Vegas Design Center buildings A and C starting Nov. 8. And for those who want to start their shopping a little early, the LVDC Fall Sale is scheduled for Nov. 11-12 and features discounts up to 70 percent.