WWW.CITISCAPES.COM | 109 Customer Appreciation: Realized We’d like to thank our customers for naming us a Best Bank in Citiscapes Magazine’s Best of Northwest Arkansas 2018. We work hard to help make our customers’ dreams come true — from helping someone start a new business to simply managing your finances safely and securely. Stop by your nearby branch or visit us online to see how we can help bring your dreams to life. Raising the standards for Landscaping and Maintenance in Northwest Arkansas Landscaping • Maintenance • Sustainability • Experience 479.856.6644 rootsnwa.com Ulanda’s Holiday Decorating Tips Whether doing lavish or simple decorations, spreading holiday cheer throughout any home, large or small, can be expensive. And, if being a talented decorator is not your gift, the process can also be a bit overwhelming. As a professional, Ulanda has a few tips to pass along: u Take advantage of end-of-season sales. “You can purchase items for next season at the end of this season for as much as 75 percent off. Go with sale items that complement your space and that way you can use them year after year.” u Stick with your home’s style for a cohesive look. “Look at your current accents – if they are mostly silver, go with that. If you have gold accents, do that. Add in ornaments and ribbons that have the same color and feel as the rooms you are putting them in.” u Get creative, not gaudy. “The decorations shouldn’t overpower your tree, they should complement it. We had an African-American tree topper angel, and it was sentimental because we used it as the topper every year – but she has a gold dress. When we moved here and switched the color scheme, I moved the angel to the powder bathroom with gold and white wallpaper – she looks great in there. For awhile I used a silver tree that I bought at Target as the topper. It was meant to sit on a table or the mantel, but it worked well as a topper.” ■