Saturday, October 11, 2014

It's Fall, Y'all! Get the front of your home ready! Guest blog from Lula Belle Interiors

I'm Jody Tirone from Lula Belle Interiors and I am a holiday-aholic. I admit it! I am obsessed with holiday decorating. My house goes through several different transitions through the fall. I start with gorgeous fall decorations, and then I bring out the scary for Halloween, and finish with thankful decorations of the Thanksgiving season. My addiction is your advantage because through the years I’ve learned some dos and don’ts of getting your house ready for the holidays.

I truly believe the outside of your house sets the tone for what’s happening on the inside. It is the first impression, whether it is brightening the day of those passing by or creating a welcoming space for those visiting. There are a few tricks of the trade to ensure your house looks like Southern Living and not the Griswold’s!

Tip #1: Remember the Scale & Color of your door
There is nothing worse than a wimpy wreath that is dwarfed by a beautiful front door. Color can also be a problem. Pick a wreath with a color that will pop against your door, not blend.

Tip #2: How does it look from the road?
I’ve seen some wreaths or decorations with details so small that you can’t see them from the road. Sometimes I couldn’t even tell what was on the door. It is always better to pick a wreath that is simple with large details.

Tip #3: Making Your Own Wreath
When making your own wreath, always make the wreath while hanging on a door or wall. If you make a wreath flat on a table the flowers or pumpkins may not be in the right direction after hanging.

Tip #4: Consider the Color of Your House.
If you have a house with pink brick the fall colors might clash. Instead consider non-traditional colors that would complement your house.

Here are all the tips combined into fall perfection!

So, now that you know the basics, where do you begin? Queen of Hearts Antiques and Interiors! Queen has custom wreaths that will set your door apart from your neighbor. Here is a sampling of what you’ll find at Queen of Hearts this fall.

This blog was written by dealer Jody Tirone, of Lula Belle Interiors (LULAB) on E Bay St in Alphaetta - like her page on Facebook to see all of her fabulous finds!