3 Easy Ways to Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are knocking at the door with guests not far behind. It’s a joyful but busy season of hosting and gathering. We’ve pulled together three simple DIYs to help you freshen up your home yet leave you ready to relax and enjoy all the moments that matter most.

Photo Courtesy of @jg_propertysolutions 
Featured Color: Iron Ore SW 7069 

Work Some Magic in the Dining Room

During the holidays, the dining room can become a cramped and crowded hub for hosting. For a more spacious feel, create the illusion of depth with color. A dark hue like Iron Ore can achieve this while also bringing an elevated look to the space. Paint just an accent wall or cover walls and trim with the same color to soften angles and evoke the impression of expansiveness. 

Photo Courtesy of @our_edith_house 
 Featured Color: Mount Etna SW 7625 

A Little Love for the Trim

Refreshing trim is a simple and often-overlooked way to make an impact with little input of time or cost. To heighten the drama, go for a monochrome look using a moody shade like Mount Etna. Blending the trim, walls, and ceiling brings harmony and creates the impression of open space. Or, to keep things more simple, you could choose a darker contrasting color and paint just the trim to define borders with sharp, bold lines. Make the project even easier and simply touch up the existing color for a fresh, clean look.

Photo Courtesy of @tracyzlock 
Featured Color: Pewter Green SW 6208 

Freshen Up the Fireplace 

Gather round and nestle in to the cozy vibes with a quick and easy fireplace refresh. This festive focal point provides the perfect backdrop for your holiday gatherings. With a bold neutral like Pewter Green, this DIY can make a big impression year-round. It’s an easy, statement-making update that will grab the notice of family and friends. 


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    Is H&C ULTRAPAVER Water-Based Natural Paver Sealer on sale at 50% off?

    Fred J Nintzel
  2. I would like something in green sea it’s a small bedroom thanks

  3. What type of paint is safe to use on a brick fireplace surround? Ours is almost identical to the one in your photo.

    Thank you

    Sandra Doncaster
  4. I’m looking for a color to go with gold, green and gray. My walls have been a deep gold for many years so I want to get away from that. What color would you suggest?

    • Sherwin-Williams logo

      Hello Linda, a green would be the best color family to unite those different color families. We can give you some options if you let us know which family of green (sage, gray, yellow) you would like. Thanks again.


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