Christmas Is More Beautiful In a Home Designed by a Pro

Angelica Angeli
Interior Design Collection
3 min readDec 22, 2015


Image Source: DCU Design

Millions of Americans are facing the holiday season with disappointment around the capacity to entertain elegantly.

Christmas is a time for decorating the home and entertaining guests. For those who haven’t been keeping their interiors current, it can be a depressing reality check that no matter how much one does, no amount of holiday decorations will compensate for the “bad bones” of a poorly designed home interior.

To show how much of a difference a designer can make, let’s creatively compare photos showcasing the following decorations used in homes that were professionally designed versus homes that were not.

First, the Christmas decor accessories:

Now, let’s put them into different rooms to see the effects.

Take a look at this beautiful living room by Lumar Interiors , and then the living room afterward, which both use the same Christmas decor. The difference in aesthetics when comparing the following images is dramatic.


Image Source: Lumar Interiors

These interior design pros have predominantly stuck to one color scheme in their design; their tones are warm and the homeowner can easily incorporate a bit of red to fit the Christmas theme.

However, this room doesn’t come together with the same Christmas decor items:

Image Source: HGTV


The following comparison was made just with two Christmas decor pieces:

Image Source: Design Directives

Even though only two decorations have been placed in Susie Hersker’s design, this living room is very much radiating a cozy, festive, and inviting ambiance.

However, the very same decorations placed in this room simply don’t create the same holiday cheer:

Image Source: Ugly House Photos


Our last example includes a stunning interior by one of my favorite designers, Nandina Home & Design:

Image Source: Nandina Home & Design

One of the design elements used to make this living room so beautiful is the earth tone palette, which provides a great base for Christmas (or any season’s) decor.

On the other hand, this living space shows a less refined color scheme and a generally bland, outdated feeling, although it uses the same Christmas decorations.

Image Source: Ugly House Photos


When a homeowner keeps their interior current, then it becomes effortless to create a special feeling for the holidays. Consulting with a designer will guarantee that your home will provide you, your family, and guests, the feeling that you all desire for every special occasion, large and small.



Angelica Angeli
Interior Design Collection

Lover of beautiful things and places! Interior Design & Architecture Journalist.