Nate Berkus shares holiday gifting and decorating tips

Nate Berkus is familiar with a factor or two about decking the halls.

And when it arrives time to embellish his house for the holidays, the HGTV star’s philosophy is “the far more significant, the merrier.”

“Being a father in addition to getting a designer has altered my viewpoint on the vacations in normal, but definitely on holiday getaway decorations,” Berkus — who shares daughter Poppy, 6, and son Oskar, 3, with husband Jeremiah Brent — explained to Web site 6 Model.

For instance, his favored Xmas ornament is not a 1-of-a-type art piece, but alternatively a sentimental bauble showcasing a framed photograph of him and Oskar reaching for snacks at the actual similar time.

“If I had to say a single issue in our household which is the most meaningful to me at getaway time, it’s the fact that both equally my a few-12 months-old son and I appreciate foodstuff and obviously we have no issue aiding ourselves,” Berkus explained.

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent posing for a photo together
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent star jointly in “Nate and Jeremiah Home Project” on HGTV and Discovery Plus.

And while no December decor is comprehensive with out a great deal of festive lighting, it is acquired to be child-evidence. The interior designer not too long ago teamed up with Duracell to advocate for protected decorating tactics, together with taping battery packs shut, swapping out lithium coin batteries kinds with a bitter coating and opting for flameless candles.

“When you seem at matters through the eyes of a little one you know how enjoyable it is all of a unexpected to have the household lit up with flameless candles,” he claimed, including that they also make for an superb tablescape.

“Planning a meal at home for any individual and possessing … their most loved foodstuff created, location the desk superbly, earning that an party … It’s those things that people today actually try to remember the most,” he reported.

Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent sitting on top of a piece of furniture
Berkus keeps a “running file” in his cellular phone all over the yr of products that his pals and loved ones mention they may possibly want.

But the interior designer’s undoubtedly acquired some aspirational presents in thoughts for Brent this period.

“We’re equally designers, obviously, so for us I feel normally the most effective gifts are a scarce piece of furniture or a ornamental object or a little something that we have identified at an auction or on the internet, a little something with a tiny little bit of record,” he shared.

“There’s a designer that Jeremiah loves — an Italian designer from the 1930s and 1940s — so I am hunting all about correct now for one thing that was designed by that individual designer.”

Nate Berkus holding a battery
Nate Berkus partnered with Duracell to support families celebrate safely.
Courtesy of Duracell

For some others on his record, Berkus is stocking up on one thing easier: white tub towels.

“You know men and women don’t buy towels for by themselves that generally, so it’s a truly realistic, luxurious reward … [that] needn’t be super costly,” he said, including that he likes wrapping every single established with a ribbon for a little bit of festive aptitude.