The holidays are a time for merrymaking, quality time with family and friends, and decorating the house to get into the spirit of the season. Add some punch to your home décor this Christmas with gorgeous centerpieces. Rediscover their beauty and use them to add some flair to your festive mix of artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands.
In a previous post, we showed you how the centerpiece can enhance the décor in any room. In this post, we go into how you can make it one of the unifying elements in your overall holiday décor.
Stick to a Theme
Choosing a theme and sticking to it provides a foundation for your décor. Even if you decide to go all-out, your theme will showcase the planning and organization involved in your decorating process. Santa and his reindeers are seen everywhere during the holidays, and so are winter themes. You can choose from those themes or find one that has meaning for you. When you start your Christmas decorating this year, take a moment to think about a specific theme. Once you see the results, you’ll be glad you did.
Color your World
Having a color scheme in mind before you begin Christmas decorating is the mark of a sassy decorator. If you want to tie all the elements of your décor together, you have to take note of the colors you use. You can always choose classic holiday colors, but choosing colors you love will give your home a unique flavor while showing off your decorating prowess. If you’re having second thoughts, you can never go wrong with a monochromatic or complementary scheme. If you’re one of the brave and the bold, you can use the 60-30-10 rule.
Sweat the Little Things
The devil is in the detail. To really make a difference in your holiday décor, you should take note of even the most minor elements in your design. Using tea lights on your table? Why not use dried corn kernels instead of sand? They add a dash of color to your centerpiece and make a subtle yet noticeable difference. Remember: it’s the little things that count.
Channel Your Inner MacGyver
Christmas decorating doesn’t necessarily mean buying new décor. When planning your holiday theme, take a look at what you already have at home and find a way to incorporate them into your design. For example, you can repurpose Thanksgiving centerpieces like candles, pine cones, and dried twigs or branches. As mentioned earlier, your décor theme is your foundation. Based on that, you can decide what items around your home you can use. Adding a Yuletide twist to old decorations is an art, and the first step toward mastering it is resourcefulness.
This piece of advice might be one of the most important you’ll ever pick up in your lifetime. When decorating your home, go with what personifies you instead of doing what’s trendy. Whether you’re the martini-glass-centerpieces type or the more traditional plaid-and-pine-cones type, your décor is sure to look amazing if you follow your gut. Maybe you’ll even learn a thing or two about yourself and your style preferences. Just go with what you love and enjoy yourself. Who said that you had to take Christmas decorating seriously?
Do you have other centerpiece ideas for the holidays? Share it with us in the comments!by