Between her television gig, successful design firm, and newly launched vintage ecommerce site, we knew Jillian would have loads of holiday decorating advice. Check out the six foolproof tips she relies on each year!
Use What You Have
"I love the old books, minitrees, and reindeer that I have collected over the years. To make your collectibles feel more special this year, try covering them with a cloche or glass cheese dome! You can use ornaments, books tied with a bow — anything with a sparkle!"
Don't Wrap All Your Presents
"I love to wait until everyone is asleep and save some unwrapped presents for under the tree — just a big ol' bow is good enough sometimes. If your present is beautiful, it shouldn't be under paper!"
Keep reading for more of Jillian's holiday decorating tips!
Natural Garland Is a Must (Everywhere!)
"Try draping it over big leaning mirrors, your mantel, or even your headboard. I love framing my front door with it too!"
Decorate With Mason and Canning Jars
"Use any old mason jars, canning jars, or even clear vases, and simply fill them with minilights and plug in! It's simple and cost-effective decor. You can use just one or an entire collection and display them inside or outside."
"How many of us have old, vintage mercury ornaments that don't get used anymore? Remember the nostalgia of the holidays from when we were little? I love memories and the feeling of the good ol' days, and so I enjoy bringing out all the old ornaments and keeping them as a part of our holiday decor."
"Don't be afraid to mix metals: gold, silver, pewter, nickel, and brass. Mixing metals is so in and adds texture and soul to your decor!"