No matter what holiday you celebrate in December, its tough to keep a little twinkle-twinkle out of your home's special-occasion decor. Sparkle and light traditionally shine brightly this time of year and get amped up this season by our current obsession with modern mix-and-match metallics and glossy finishes. So stash away crafty tchotchkes and popcorn garlands and polish up a lustrous festive look.
Glam up a small space by decking a bubble-gum-pink miniature tree ($10, Urban Outfitters, 235 Yonge, 416-214-1466) with a 10-pack of disco ball ornaments ($1, Dollarama, 730 Yonge, 416-924-1064 and others).
March this metallic penguin ($12.95, Teatro Verde, Hazelton Lanes, 55 Avenue, 416-966-2227) into your holiday scheme.
Pet lovers will light up at the sight of this sparkly winged pup ($12.95, Teatro Verde).
If your pad is more kitty casa than dog house, hang up these fabulous pearlescent glass felines ($14.95, Rolo, 24 Bellair, 416-920-0100).
Twist tradition with Kikkerland's modern modular menorah ($39.95, Rolo).
Save subtle for another holiday and wrap your serviettes in these crystal rings ($12, Propaganda, 686 Yonge, 416-961-0555).
Serve up your signature seasonal cocktail in an Eiffel Tower-stemmed martini glass ($15 each, Propaganda). Paris is the City of Light, after all.
Ikea's Glansa twinkling stars ($14.99, 1475 the Queensway, 416-646-4532, and others) come in turquoise and purple.
The Isig candle collection is printed with a mix of damask and floral patterns ($7.99/pack of four, Ikea).
Stand those candles in these festive matching holders ($14.99, Ikea).