Festive Christmas Decorations
The holidays are in full swing! This blog introduces some of my favorite design and decorating tips for this special season. Let’s start the countdown!
The first place your family and friends will see when visiting your house for the holidays is your entryway! Bring the Christmas spirit to them from the car all the way to the tree.
Put two big planters on each side of your main door and fill them with magnolias and eucalyptus branches. If you have fake magnolia plants and you live in a place that doesn't snow, you can still give a snowy touch to them by spraying your magnolias with white paint on the edges. You can definitely leave those two big planters and change the plants during the year.
Another way to decorate your entryway is by lighting it up! Use some paper luminaries and line them up along your front walkway, driveway, etc. You can order them as a set online or create your own with LED candlelight. Don’t forget to place some rocks or sand on the bottom of your paper bag, so you don’t lose any of them with the wind.
4. Kitchen Decor
Since the kitchen is a common area in which family and friends gather together, the holidays are the perfect time to spend on decorating the kitchen. Use some festive evergreen garland to decorate your kitchen pendant lights. Don’t forget to use wire to secure them. If you have an island you can decorate it with garland as well.
This holiday, make an unexpected statement with different types of red and green feathers. Arrange them around your mirror by creating a simple outline with Christmas greenery and some feathers. Also, you can create a centerpiece for your dining table, and to add some dimension combine some curly willow branches to the piece.
2. Metallic + Mercury Glass
Combining some metallic finishes and mercury glass vases is the trend for this holiday season! Arrange some candlesticks into some mercury glass and it will reflect from the metallic surroundings and catch your attention. Add some red tones, with red Christmas berries. You will see how this combination will pop!
Don’t forget to add the traditional mercury glass balls into your Christmas decoration! Place them in a basket, on your Christmas tree, or on your fireplace mantle; combine different sizes for a more interesting look... It will add a high-end look to your décor!
1. Wrapping Paper
Wrapping paper is usually overlooked as a decoration item for the holidays. Typically, whatever is left over from the previous year, or is a good price, is used without thought about tying your Christmas tree scene together. Here are 3 styles to wrap your presents this year!
This is an old school style that is coming back in Christmas decorations. Use 3 plaid patterns of gift-wrap and then combine with some solid gift-wrap colors. Use them in different amounts but don’t overload with one pattern.
Cozy and warmth under our Christmas tree are what we want to see. Burlap, solid browns and white gift-wrap are the big choices for this Christmas season. Choose one color scheme and combine with two different wrapping colors and textures. Add different widths of ribbon. To enhance this natural look, add some wood texture tags as a final touch.
If you are looking for a different color palette for your Christmas decorations, this is the time to incorporate some pastels. Pink and light greens and blues are the perfect options for gift-wrap. Mix them up with patterned paper and wide satin ribbon. You will have a modern Christmas decoration.
I hope you enjoy exploring these ideas for this coming Christmas 2018!
Amy Youngblood and The Design Team wish you Happy Holidays and peace throughout the New Year!
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