Holiday Special: Deck the Halls
Stockings from Restoration HardwareTraditional Christmas colors are red and green, but don't be afraid to mix it up and think outside of the box. It's your home, and your holiday, so if you want to add some purple, go for it! Do something unexpected! Pick any color you want as your base, and make it YOUR holiday color. You can decorate your table in purple, make an entirely purple wreath, and even decorate your tree purple. Add accents of white, gold and silver, and you are all set. Remember, go for color!
Purple tablescape from Catch My PartyCreate visual interest by hanging ornaments at different heights. Hang them over the table, on the bannister, at the mantle, anywhere. You can even hang ornaments from your light fixtures! Don't be afraid of trying this out in your own home, and then go with your gut. If you think it looks fab, stick with it! When you're deciding which ornaments to hang you can stay with one color...or add a splash of an accent color. You can also choose ornaments that are the same, or create a little more interest by adding different ornament shapes and sizes. Remember, it's your home, and your holiday!
Hanging ornaments from Style EstatePlay with your walls! If you want to bling out your walls, but don't want to paint, just add decals! They are fairly inexpensive, and can be removed easily at the end of the season. After you get your decals, do something unexpected like decorate your decal! Why stick with the ordinary when you have a chance to add your own flavor? Have a wreath decal? Add some lights. Have a Christmas tree decal? Add some ornaments.
Snowflake decals from WallTatThe tablescape is the easiest thing to mix up during the holidays. You can get some really affordable tabletop items, and rotate them during each dinner party! You can add tons of color this way, in the candles, linens and plates. Fresh flowers are always nice. Bringing natural elements to the table add more than color, they also add a gorgeous scent. Remember, design isn't just visual, it's about experience, which uses all of our senses.
Tablescape from Bower PowerRemember: To find your fabulous, take a chance, and step outside the box. Don't be afraid, be confident. It's your home and it should represent you! How will you be decorating for the holidays this season? I'd love to hear from you! Will you be using traditional holiday colors, or something different this year. Is this year a DIY year, or are you buying most of decorations? Where are you shopping? Leave a comment below and let me know!