Photo courtesy of Flora Magazine; Designed by Suzie Kostick, AIFD, CFD, CF PFCI The turkey has been devoured, the last bite of dressing has been eaten and there is not an ounce of cranberry sauce to be found. So now what? Time to haul out the tinsel, hang the holly and untangle the hundreds of strands of twinkle lights, that’s what.

The holidays are here, and that means celebrations, gatherings and a ton of great decorating opportunities. The choices of where to find decorating inspiration and where to purchase this year’s hottest decorations are endless, but nothing beats your local professional florists for innovative ideas and beautiful accessories.

The looks for this holiday season seem to range from glitz and sparkles to natural and organic with each having several styles from which to select. Although each end of the spectrum has its appeal, styles that keep just a little tradition hidden in them seem to be the favorites.

If you like anything that sparkles and shines, you’ll love the mixed metallic look. Items that combine soft golds with aged silvers work well with many home decor styles.

Looking for a softer, warmer look? You’ll love the many selections in tones of rose gold and champagne that can be found in tree trimmings, ribbons, wreaths, candle holders and ornaments. 

Photo courtesy of Flora Magazine and designed by Suzie Kostick, AIFD, CFD, CF PFCIFor those who are tried-and-true traditionalist, bold reds and bright greens are never out of style. You’ll find elves, snowmen and Santas in just about every color scheme you can imagine.

Prefer the natural approach to a traditional holiday, this just may be the year for you. The comfortable farmhouse style with its muted tones and soft fabrics lend themselves to a cozier home holiday.

You’ll find lots of whitewashed finishes, snow-covered branches paired with red berries and flannel ribbons in tones of reds, grays and winter whites.

If you’re still a little dazed by all the twinkling lights and tinsel garlands, many local flower shops hold holiday open houses during this time of year, and they’re a fun way to see what styles and looks are popular in a festive atmosphere, many offering special savings on purchases made during the event. Many also offer ladies nights and DIY classes where guests can create a holiday wreath or centerpiece to take home.

So head on down to your local neighborhood flower shop and get inspired. Professional floral designers stand ready to help you select the finest decorations and floral gifts that will make this the merriest of holiday seasons.

Here are a few more holiday scenes to inspire you. Happy Holidays!

All photos courtesy of Flora Magazine Designed by Suzie Kostick, AIFD, CFD, CF PFCI

All photos courtesy of Flora Magazine and designed by Suzie Kostick, AIFD, CF, PFCI.