Christmas is a fun time of year; enjoying eggnog (or another holiday cocktail) with your family and friends and exchanging gifts. Maybe you’ve finally bought your own home or just feel like updating what you already have. Christmas decorations have come a long way from the dancing snowmen and bright red and green everything. Yea, those decorations are still fine, nostalgia is a great element to embrace. Although maybe you want to add a little more variety and timelessness to your decoration collection. There have been some great trends in the last few years that are bound to stick around.
- Multiple trees- big, small, any size. Use them as themed trees: one for your family/pet ornaments, one that’s fun and unique, one that’s traditional, whatever you want.
- Mixing metallics- Mixing metallics doesn’t have to be just a part of your wardrobe. Have a little fun while adding depth and richness to your Christmas color palette by mixing your metallics together. Depending on the items you get, use them as a permanent addition to your home decor.
- Expanding past red and green- why not add more colors? Nice rich blues and purples, or even just different shades of reds and greens, like emeralds and burgundys can create a modern (yet timeless), elegant air.
- Plant it up- many of us enjoy houseplants already. Either get some cute winter plants (poinsettias, christmas cactus, cyclamen, etc) for yourself, or others. A cute winter house plant will be sure to cheer anyone up even on the coldest of winter days.
- DIY Your heart out- run out to your local craft store and grab a pair of scissors and any other supplies to add an extra personal touch to your decorations. Things like paper garland, handmade wreaths, paper red and white lollipops/candy canes, etc can be the perfect way to get exactly what you want for your decorations. There are plenty of DIYs out there that will make it easy to get creative with your Christmas decorations.
- White- offset all your colors with some nice white decor. Whether it’s a nice white knit blanket, faux fur throw pillow, snowflakes, etc. This is an easy way to add texture, brighten, and break up all the colors in your other decorations.
- Wood- you can never go wrong with adding a bit of wood in your decor. By utilizing these natural elements, you will have a great backdrop for your decorations.
- Dried citrus- for your gift wrap, garland, wreaths, table piece, etc. Dried citrus is a great way to embrace the old world way of using natural, homemade goods, plus it’s beautiful too! All you have to do is go out and get some oranges from your grocery store. Then cut the oranges into slices, place them on a parchment lined baking sheet, and dry them in your oven on the lowest setting. After an hour, flip the slices over and keep an eye on them to see when they have completely dried.
- Twig trees- a great decision for your second tree or even if you decided minimize your decor. Twiggy trees are a great way to still hang your most treasured ornaments: the ones your kids made, a pet’s paw print, that special ornament a late grandparent/parent bought, etc. There are both tabletop(short) and floor (tall) tree options.
- Gnomes here, gnomes there, gnomes everywhere- I’m sure you’ve seen them in stores for years. These cute little guys are a great timeless decor idea for this and many Christmas seasons to come. Also, they are pretty easy to DIY!
- Bring your home’s decor into your christmas decorations- your home already shows who you are so why not include that too? For example, if you have a faux cow skull, place a christmas plant and a figurine next to it.
Shakespeare Home Improvement can help you make any room in your house ready for every holiday season by giving you the remodel you’ve been dreaming of. Whether you want to update your kitchen for all those holiday cookies, remodel your bathroom so getting glammed up for a party is easier than ever, or even just revamp your living spaces so you can have a beautiful home during both the holidays and year-round. Contact us today for your free estimate!