It may be the most magical time of the year, but the holidays also mean it's gift-giving season and it can be stressful trying to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. If you have a family member or friend who appreciates good design and beautiful home decor, look no further for a great gift idea they will truly enjoy.
There are accent pieces to suit every style and budget and everyone appreciates knowing their loved ones have noticed they take pride in their home's appearance and atmosphere. Whether it's a college dorm or a dream house, a thoughtful gift of home decor can bring a little holiday joy for years to come.
Home decor gifts should satisfy at least one of three primary goals: comfort, convenience and style.
Comfort gifts are meant for your loved one to enjoy when they have no visitors. They are a great choice for anyone no matter their personal style because comfort gifts do not have to match the rest of the home's decor. In fact, they can be bold or even humorous because the expectation is they are put away when not in use. One of the most popular comfort gifts is a luxurious blanket for relaxing on the couch or a favourite chair. Bright, cheerful patterns are a great way to give your loved one a smile, especially if their style is minimalist or muted.
Convenience gifts are meant to make home life a little easier for your loved one. They include a wide variety of items, everything from pet care, to a closet insert for storing shoes, to a towel warmer for the bathroom.
Convenience gifts require a little more forethought than comfort gifts because you have to understand your loved one's current amenities and lifestyle. However, they are often well worth the extra planning.
Young people, whether they are students, renters, or new homeowners, often greatly appreciate convenience gifts.
Style gifts are what people most associate with the idea of giving a loved one home decor. They are intended to complement or elevate the recipient's existing style and require some expertise to ensure they're a hit rather than a big miss. Style gifts can be inexpensive such as stylish throw pillows or canvas print wall art, or a significant gift such as floor rugs or furniture.
One of the easiest and most popular ways to give the gift of home decor is with a well-chosen lamp. Whether it's a sleek, modern floor lamp or table lamp with a tasteful pop of colour, lamps are an attractive gift. This time of year, they are also a very practical one. Long nights call for more light, and can really brighten up a home for holiday entertaining – making them a great hostess gift your loved one can plug in right away.
Whoever you are shopping for this holiday season, consider home decor – especially if you are sneaking in one for yourself. This is a great time to indulge and get a great deal on an accent piece you have been wanting for a while. We spend so much time in our homes that it only makes sense to do everything we can to make them inviting spaces that make us feel great. At Buy The Yard Interiors, we can help you choose the perfect gift for someone special, even if it’s for yourself. All you have to do is contact us via email or phone and we will schedule an appointment.