Simplify Holiday Decorating With A Theme
Themes make decorating any space easier, but they are particularly useful for Christmas
decorating because there is so much out there to choose from. Selecting a decorating theme narrows down your choices and allows you to focus on the details. Here are some Christmas
theme ideas we like:Silver And Gold
This theme will work with any combination of colors: red and silver, gold and green, etc. Keep tree trim, ornaments and other decorations in just these two colors. You can add greenery for accents, but keep to the color scheme for any major decoration.
Use different styles and sizes of wreaths throughout your home. Small wreaths can be used to adorn dining chairs, headboards and even windows. Mix and match faux greenery, real evergreen wreaths, colored ones, folksy fabric styles and wreaths made from string lights. You can trim your tree with small wreaths and wreath ornaments.
A country theme will incorporate homemade and folksy items such as fabric wreaths, painted wood ornaments, strings of popcorn and gingerbread ornaments. Skip the tinsel and shiny accents and opt for bows and ribbons in muted green and red hues. Wrap presents in Kraft paper tied with red or green twine and attach handmade gift tags.
If you collect Christmas items, use that as your decorating theme. Nutcrackers, Christmas stars, tree toppers… whatever you love can be used to create a holiday wonderland in your home. Use empty wrapped boxes as bases to display your treasures or add some greenery.