Inside a Festive Home That Makes Holiday Décor Look CHIC


Jenna Peffley

It's that time of year again. The time to drag down the dusty box from the attic marked "holiday" that's filled with broken ornaments, tangled lights and gilded accents that we dutifully place around the home in their prescribed holiday spots. But what if this year, our holiday décor looked, well, updated? 

For Venice-based mama, designer, and blogger Sarah Sherman Samuel, getting the festive accents just right lie in two key pieces: "As soon as the holidays hit, I start decorating by adding a little extra sparkle to my space with metallic accents and twinkle lights." Plus, "bringing in fresh greenery (with or without sparkle) makes it feel more like the holidays," she tells MyDomaine.

To make sure you get the most bang for your holiday buck, focus your decorative efforts in the rooms that get the most foot traffic. Ahead, we chatted with Samuel to see how she's updating her living room, bar, and dining room with choice pieces from Bloomingdale's and some easy DIY tips that you can copy. We promise, you've never seen holiday cheer look this good.

Now that your living spaces are ready for hosting, how about the rest of your home? If your bedrooms need a little sprucing, see some of our favorite picks from Bloomingdale's below. 

What décor accents instantly get you in the mood for the holidays? Tell us in the comments.