Holiday decorations are fun, and can develop into a unique and special collection – one that you and your family and your friends enjoy viewing each and every year.
When creating your holiday decorating scheme, remember that many of the principles and elements of design are pertinent to the way we use holiday decorations. Since color makes the biggest impact in a room, the holiday colors we choose are essential for a successful outcome. Your colors can complement or accent a room’s rhythm so your choices should start with your room’s basic color scheme.
Red and green might be your best choice but you may need to think outside the box a bit when creating your overall holiday design plan. Gold and silver? White and blue? Purple and green? Holiday décor comes in a wide variety of styles and colors – making it easy to coordinate into any existing design.
A focal point is vital in good design; therefore, a focal point will enhance your holiday decor as well. Perhaps a tree, a wall hanging, a center piece or a mantle scape can serve as the center of attention.
When selecting this item, keep in mind that its proportion should be appropriate to the room. For instance, if your tree is under 6 feet, it will look odd in a 2-story room. When adding holiday touches to your accessory plan, it might be best to simply add one or two holiday touches, and be sure to group your holiday collections together for more visual impact. You might also want to add a few holiday decorations in unexpected places – windowsills, armoires and yes, even bathrooms deserve a little bit of a festive touch.
Your front door deserves special attention this time of the year. Hang a wreath and position a spotlight to shine on it. Everyone who passes by will experience your holiday spirit! Creativity is important – but it’s not necessary to ruin the holiday budget by purchasing too many decorations. Pine cones and pine branches, twinkle lights and shiny ornaments can go a long way in effecting a holiday atmosphere.
It’s a great idea to take pictures of your holiday decor to store in a holiday file. You can share the photos with friends and family who are not able to visit this time of the year and it is the best way to recreate your design for future years.
Most importantly, enjoy your holiday season!