‘Tis the season! Christmas is fast approaching, which means that it’s time to deck the halls with yuletide decor. From putting up the tree to hanging twinkle lights, there is no end to the decorating possibilities that will make you feel all warm and cozy inside.
Wintry Color Palette
During the holiday season, many people decorate with a lot of reds and greens in their homes. To mix things up this year, opt for a wintry color palette of shades of blue, silver, and white. Trim your Christmas tree with blue and white ornaments, hang silver garland, use chinoiserie tableware, and stick to cool-hued wreaths and stockings. Chic and Christmassy, this snowy scheme will help you embrace a winter wonderland aesthetic.
Tie A Bow
Take a cue from the presents under your tree and add bows to your holiday decor. Bows are lighthearted and childlike, adding sincerity and sweetness to your wreaths, garland, stockings, napkins, candlesticks, and more. You can vary the style and thickness of the ribbons you use depending on what exactly you are decorating. We love using thin ribbons to create bow ornaments for our tree – view our video on how to DIY your own bow ornaments here.
Garland is a traditional holiday decoration, but there are ways of making it stand out from previous years. Use it to wrap around your banister or drape it over your dining table or mantel. You can also hang it above doorways or mirrors and have it come down like a curtain. Instead of fir or cedar garland, consider eucalyptus, magnolia leaves, or a garland made from bells or Christmas ornaments.
Warm Metallic Accents
Metallic accents can be introduced through the use of candles, silverware, mugs, ornaments, and other decorations to add shine to your decor. Copper has an inherently festive look that brings a touch of rustic style, while gold brings a luxe, decadent quality to your Christmas. For copper, try piling up pinecones in a copper bowl, setting copper lanterns by the fire, or adding copper bows to your wreaths and tree. Gold accents can come in many forms, from gold rimmed champagne flutes to gold wrapping paper and a gold angel on top of the tree. These metals not only add glitz to your decor, but also cast a warm glow over your living spaces.
Take the tradition of getting an orange in your Christmas stocking to the next level. From using dried orange and lemon slices as garland to creating a centerpiece from fruits and berries piled high, there are endless ways to add a bit of citrus freshness to your modern Christmas decor.
Christmas begins the moment you decorate your home, so don’t delay getting into the spirit of the season. From sparkling ornaments to lush wintry greenery, making your Christmas decor feel magical is easier than you’d think. Gather all your decorations from previous years and add some new touches that will make this year extra special for you and your family.
Happy Holidays from EH Design & Team!