For many spaces, the usual red and green holiday decorations are overpowering. The solution: Dress traditional holiday decorations (wreaths, ornaments, etc.) in your space’s color palette.
There are many ways to fill your home with festive spirit without endless strings of Christmas lights and singing Santas. Rather than overdoing it, complement your home with a Christmas color palette that supports the existing design of your home. Fresh holiday decorations are always one of the most beautiful parts of Christmas home décor, but it doesn’t have to be only a fresh Christmas tree or wreath. Decorate with an unexpected combination of flowers using a Christmas color palette of your liking, or skip the fresh wreath and lacquer it to use year after year. Fill a bowl with ornaments that compliment your space's color palette and Christmas tree for an easy centerpiece. Or, tailor your Christmas stockings perfectly to your home by using scraps from upholstery projects. No matter the theme or Christmas color palette you choose, there are so many small ways to decorate your home for Christmas that will make a world of difference during the holidays.
For an easy centerpiece, use a bowlful of glittery tree ornaments in colors that complement your space.
Add Spirit Whenever You Can
Don’t just stick to the tree and mantel. The whole room is game. Here, an ornament and card are tucked in among frames.
Tailor the Stockings
Use fabric remnants from reupholstry projects to make stokings that are perfectly tailored to your home.
Arrange an Unexpected Mix of Flowers
Try an unexpected mix of flowers for the holidays. Here we did an arrangement of berries and eucalyptus with some pretty pink roses. We mixed reds and pinks instead of the usual red and green. It feels fresh.
Display Christmas Cards
A basket an a table corrals holiday cards and lets your family and guests enjoy looking through them all season.
Laquer the Wreath
These oh-so-elegant wreaths are actually fresh magnolia wreaths preserved in a coat of white lacquer. The best part is that the wreaths can be reused year after year.