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Christmas Magic

North Peoria Homeowner and Entrepreneur Rebecca Taig Shares Christmas Decorating Tips

Article by Susan Lanier-Graham

Photography by Christine Andert—Picture Lady Photography

Originally published in North Peoria Lifestyle

Rebecca Taig and her husband Kenny bought their first home in North Peoria right before the pandemic hit. They love the family-friendly neighborhood and it's a perfect place for Taig's entrepreneurial spirit. Although she works as a geriatric health coach, she launched her own business online at RebeccaTaig.com (@rebecca.taighome on Instagram), where she shares gluten-free recipes and offers entertaining and home décor tips. 

We stopped by the Taig residence where we oohed and ahhed over the gorgeous Christmas décor, including a tall Christmas tree in the entryway. “The holidays are magical and we tend to go big,” says Taig, with that holiday spirit twinkling in her eyes. “I love the warmth and comfort Christmas brings, and we always decorate with purpose.”

As we nibbled pumpkin spice cake, Taig shared a few of her favorite tips for bringing the magic of Christmas to every home.

Christmas Decorating Tips:

The Taigs chose a neutral theme of gold, white, and silver to complement their home, but homeowners can choose whichever theme they prefer.

  • Start with a great tree. Taig uses a 12' flocked artificial tree illuminated with 1200 warm white LED lights. She places a smaller tree in the living room.
  • Use a variety of ornaments in differing sizes. Place larger ornaments at the bottom, large and medium-sized ones in the middle, and smaller pieces at the top. 
  • Add florals and picks. Grab these in your theme color at any craft store to add volume and texture to your tree.
  • Add decorative ribbon. Cut lengths of ribbon to fill the gaps rather than winding it around the tree. Tuck in a bit of faux fur to simulate snow and fill in the tree's interior.
  • Carry the theme throughout the house. Add crystal candlesticks, bowls with ornaments, and themed accents in adjoining rooms.

The welcoming touches in the Taig home definitely spread a bit of that Christmas magic. 

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