For some folks it takes a hit of something strong (and illegal!) to get them high. For me? Holiday decorating. No joke, to say I totally love it would be an understatement. That’s not to say I’m one of the kooky types who keeps their decorations up all year long or turns their house into the Blackpool illuminations come September! Far from it: my first decorations go up on the first of December and come down after New Years Eve. That said, as soon as Halloween has past, I like to spend November sourcing the market for festive ideas and great value buys to add to my collection. I find it so exciting to wonder my favourite high street stores, independent market sellers and festive stalls to see their collections – and the imaginative ways they choose to display them. When I was younger we decorated the family cottage with decorations handed down from generations well before my time, but each year we added a few new ornaments to the ensemble. This year, I know I’ll be adding something to my holiday arsenal from West Elm. The problem is, what to choose? Perhaps I’ll go for the Hearts for Haiti Ornaments to hang on my tree, or maybe a dash of modern festivity with a Lacquered Elf, or even a graceful Papier-Mache Reindeer? It’s decision time: what would you pick from West Elm to add to your holiday decorating collection?
Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.