When did holiday decorating become such a chore?
It seems like every year, as soon as the Thanksgiving table is cleared, it’s time to pull out the boxes of Christmas decorations—and not without more than a little grumbling and complaining. Sure, it’s hard work to unpack and hang our favorite garlands and ornaments—but it’s always worth it.
The challenge is, how to stay inspired?
This year, why not break with tradition and try mixing things up a bit?
Start by refreshing your decorations and looking at your home from a new perspective. Place decorations in rooms you’ve never decorated. Add colors you don’t normally choose. And enjoy how delightful decorating can be when you break out of the norm.
Here’s a round up of our favorite looks and ideas:
Embellish unexpected places
You’ve probably got your front door, fireplace mantle and living room decorating plan memorized by now. Why not liven up some new spaces? Hang a holiday garland in the kitchen, add a small wreath to a bathroom mirror, stack gifts on a bench or put a Christmas tree in your office.
Embrace New Colors and Patterns
While red and green will always be the go-to colors of Christmas, there are plenty of new color combinations waiting to be explored. Also look to fun patterns and prints to help you add holiday style.
As with all decorating, design is in the details. This holiday season, welcome your guests with the smallest touches that make your home memorable.
Written, heartfelt messages can be displayed alongside other Christmas décor on a piece like the French Two-Door Chest above.
Add Tiny Touches
Traditions are an important part of the holidays, but it’s equally important to keep seasonal décor fresh and interesting. Share your favorite holiday decorating tips with us, we’d love to hear them!