The holidays can be stressful enough without having to worry about decorating. But since decorating is so much fun I thought I’d post a blog with three easy tips for beautiful holiday decorating.
Tip # 1: Bring the Outside In
Mother nature produces some of the most magnificent holiday decorations, like fruit, eucalyptus, branches and wreathes. Bringing the outdoors inside provides a great natural air freshener and evokes a nice organic feel.
I think this chandelier is brilliant. It’s got a soft natural vibe and even has little ornaments on it. Note how lovely the pomegranates look below.
These pieces of sage wrapped around candles not only give off an amazing scent, but they are eye-catching as well.
Do you see the little limes in this garland? Those mixed with sprigs and pinecones make for a really unique, natural mantelpiece piece of décor.
Tip #2: Touch All Areas
Every area of the house deserves a little holiday cheer. You can use something as simple as a bowl of cranberries or as extravagant as an extra Christmas tree. Other simple ideas are candles, wreathes and vases full of ornaments.
This modern take on a wreath is made of yew, holly, spruce and eucalyptus, and it offers up a very warm welcome into your home.
Centerpieces aren’t just for the dining table – they’re perfect for coffee tables as well – especially when they are as classy as this one.
These festive candles would be great anywhere in the home, particularly in the room that gets the least amount of Christmas attention: the bathroom.
Tip # 3: Create a Focal Point
Whether it is your fireplace, stair railing or Christmas tree, it’s great design practice to create a strong focal point.
These lanterns mixed with branches are stunning and just begged to be looked at.
A staircase like the one above is a perfect home for Christmas decorations. If you have a lot going on in the background, like the wall of photos, it’s a good idea to keep the décor simple. Note the little stash of logs in the corner!
A chandelier above the coffee table is such an unexpected place to spread holiday cheer – but it’s perfect!
Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful. Just remember to bring in some natural elements (eucalyptus, sprigs, berries), make little touches to all parts of the home (bathroom, entryway, fireplace) and have a focal point (table setting, Christmas tree, stair case).
Happy holidays, everyone!
[Please note: Unless otherwise stated, none of the above images are mine. Please click on images for attribution].