Greetings! Now that our bellies are full of turkey and mashed potatoes, and the memory of dead giraffes and mouse remains are behind us (well, the smell lingers on, but nothing a few gas masks and candles can’t handle) we in the U.S. can join everyone else and fully turn our attention to Christmas! Hooray! Hip Hip Hooray! While doing a little research, I found some holiday inspiration for those of you pulling out all your decorations this weekend!
So sit back and drink in the inspiration as we fully escape today into Christmas! All of these photos came from Better Homes & Gardens online except where noted.
The top photo (above) shows a cute idea for a white tree, tie on colorful Christmas candies! This would be so cute in an entry or kitchen.
A red & white theme always works for Christmas.
A simply decorated tree works for country & contemporary themes.
Warm greens & whites are a holiday look that is easy to accomplish.
Play up contrasts for more interesting holiday compositions
Coordinate your holiday colors with your every day colors for a pleasing and festive look
Repeat color and shapes for bolder statements
Combine a mostly white scheme with hints of color, and use over scale decorations
Organic elements make beautiful decorations combined with ribbon
Fill in with florals and sparkling shiny leaves
Make your own decorations using cookie cutters (photo from Martha Stewart online.)
Play with horizontal and vertical lines and vary sizes of ornaments
Be unique! Here they added frames, lampshades, mirrors and topped the tree with a chandelier!
Think beyond a star, try feathers or a pheasant tree topper!
Or try making a topper from things you have in your craft supplies!
Use vintage ornaments in new ways. Try putting dowels in tree toppers to create centerpieces.
Put trees on table tops to give some visual drama or elevate a smaller tree to more important status.
White trees with colored ornaments can be a fun change.
Don’t forget to decorate outside! These laminated paper stars make an outdoor tree festive.