HGTV Host Emily Henderson Shares Secrets For Seasonal Home Styling

Published 6:44 am Saturday, June 2, 2012

(NAPSI)—When the weather outside is frightful, a cozy home is so delightful. Emily Henderson, HGTV “Design Star” winner and host of “Secrets From A Stylist,” shares her tips for creating a winter wonderland with timeless items from the Lands’ End Home Collection.

“Whether hosting holiday festivities or an afternoon of winter fun, it can be easy to create a warm, inviting atmosphere that encourages friends and family to relax, unwind and stay awhile,” says Henderson. “With just a few small changes, ordinary spaces can transform into a magical, memorable destination.”

Here she shares her tips for creating a winter wonderland:

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1. Keep it fresh. Fresh greenery is to winter what fresh flowers are to summer. Welcome guests indoors and out by hanging wreaths in the window with a ribbon for a classic, polished look. Instigate fun with family and friends with fresh mistletoe. Or infuse spaces with the scents of the season using scented candles and oil diffusers.

2. Make little changes for a big impact. Changing out accent pieces, such as pillows and throws, is a simple and affordable way to transform a space. Pieces like the Needlepoint Houndstooth Pillow Cover and the Let It Snow Pillow Cover from Lands’ End offer a festive pop of color in patterns that extend beyond the holiday season. Mix and match them with solids for a bold statement.

3. Make it personal. Create a unique, inviting home with monogrammed items. Add initials to tablecloths, napkins and table runners to create an everyday gathering place that will be enjoyed all winter long. You can personalize throws and accent pillows for a living room that’s one of a kind.

4. Dial up the warmth. Incorporate soft, plush textures to add warmth to any room. Velvet offers irresistible luxury, while wool and knit items create a comfy, homey feel. Choose classic patterns, such as the navy and white stripe of the Lands’ End Mariner Knit Throw, to serve as a building block for other seasonal items.

5. Create a focal point. Spruce up the hearth. Give holiday greenery new life by changing out bows and adding new wintery accents. Swap stockings with rustic items, such as the Lands’ End Birch Bark Candles and Vine Tree Set, that features elegant pine tree silhouettes crafted out of wood.

6. Don’t put those ornaments away. Ornaments can do double duty. After the tree comes down, place winter-themed ornaments in shapes like snowflakes, leaves or mittens around the house as decorative accents. Choose ornaments made from materials such as pewter or antiqued “mercury glass” for a timeless look.

Learn More

For more home decorating ideas, visit and click on “For the Home,” call a Lands’ End Personal Shopper at (800) 707-2244 or visit Henderson’s blog at


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