Fashion Translation: A Glitzy Holiday Home

It sort of feels like I blinked and all of a sudden it was the week before Thanksgiving! How did this happen? I don’t feel prepared at all, especially when it comes to my home decor. When it comes to holiday style, I often rely on two very glam materials to get in the mood: velvet and sequins. Both of these materials are perfect for adding a special touch to your home for the holidays — but what about rugs?


Luxurious and opulent shag rugs are a great complement to velvet pillows. I’m a big fan of this dramatic, luxe look and suggest layering them on top of your normal patterned or solid colored rugs for an extraordinary look. I suggest keeping the palette cool and jewel-tone inspired for a wintry, special holiday vibe.

Photo Credit: Madame Figaro via Fashion Gone Rogue.

Shopping Guide:

Surya teal velvet pillow

Surya aqua Moroccan pillow

Glamour Shag rug from Loloi Rugs

Capel Trolley Line Vanilla shag rug


There’s also something so gorgeous about using silvery neutral tones within your space for the holidays. It almost reminds me of how icicles twinkle on tree branches! I’m already a huge fan of velvet when it comes to winter dressing for formal occasions and love any excuse to bring it into my home more. Velvet pillows are a must-have for glamming up your sofa, while embroidered pillows add a special pop to any space.

Photo Credit: Urban Outfitters.

Shopping Guide:

Jaipur Rugs Jennifer Adams pillow

Surya smooth velvet pillow in light grey

Avalon silver rug from Dynamic Rugs

Mysterio silver rug from Dynamic Rugs

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