It's hard to believe after the year we've all had that we have almost reached the end of 2020 and that Christmas is just 2 days away! And even though Christmas may look a little different for many families this year, we're very lucky here in Australia that many households will be able to get together as (almost) normal! So whether you're someone who is planning a big, family Christmas, or something a little more low-key and relaxed we thought we'd help you out in your preparations and offer some tips and tricks for styling your home for holiday festivities, the summer season and the start of a New Year! Giving your home a little mini makeover can be the perfect way to welcome in the new year with a fresh look, a new colour palette and perhaps even a whole new style if you're feeling really inspired! Here are our 5 top tips 1. Update your Cushions and Throws...Adding in some new fresh scatter cushions and throws on your living room seating, and even on your bed is a great and very easy way to add a fresh, new look to your space. It's the perfect time of year to swap out any of your heavier, chunkier throws and cushions with lighter, softer ones in more breathable fabrics such as linen or cotton. With a wide variety of colour, texture and patterned cushions and throws available, you can achieve a great stylish look by choosing a few patterns and colour tones to pair together. (Image credit: Tailored Space Interiors Showroom) 2. Update your Rugs... Much like cushions and throws, now is great to time swap out your rugs from those perhaps heavier, darker looking ones, to something a little lighter and brighter. Rugs come in a wide variety of colours and sizes to suit your space and style and particularly for those high traffic areas, such as lounges and even bedrooms, they add a great cosy touch. (Image credit: Tailored Space Interiors Showroom) 3. Update your Wall Art...Art is a great way to add colour and texture to your space. It helps to draw the eye up and around and makes a space feel truly complete. Choosing pieces that suit the style of your home, in colours that compliment the scheme chosen in your soft furnishings, is the perfect way to create cohesion throughout the home. (Image credit: Client of Tailored Space Interiors) 4. Freshen up your bed linens...The end of the year is the perfect time to freshen up your bedding. Treating yourself to some new sheets is a great way to truly give a new fresh look and feel. There is a great range of patterned and textured duvet covers out there to help complete the look. And even some great bold coloured covers available if you're feeling extra creative with your space! (Image credit: Client of Tailored Space Interiors) 5. Christmas Decor... Of course, we can't forget about that festive end of year touch. Updating your space for the summer holidays is the perfect start, to see you not only through the end of the year but into the new one. However, it wouldn't be complete without some festive touches! Whether you've got a family gathering planned or something low key, adding some carefully thought out Christmas decor is always a great idea. Our tip is to choose a colour scheme and base your decorations around that. Perhaps greens, soft whites and gold. Or deep reds, white and silver. Or blue, silver and black. The possibilities are endless! Choose a scheme that will compliment your existing furnishings and run with it. Add your personal touches with some home-made decorations (dried orange garlands are lots of fun to make and smell amazing too!) or sentimental collected items. (Image sourced via Pinterest) It has been a year of many ups and downs and a plenty of unpredictability, but we all made it through. Let us know how you're celebrating and spending your Summer break and how you like to get organised for the Holidays. We hope to see you and work with you again in the New Year.