It’s that time of year again; the weather is changing and the holiday season is in full swing. Regardless of your religion or what holidays you choose to celebrate, chances are that this time of year is a busy time for you. If you do a lot of holiday hosting, it’s likely you’re going to make some hearth and home changes, and decorating is likely underway. After all, you want your home to look fresh and festive for your holiday celebrations. All of these are the traditional elements of a festive space, and all of them feature modern twists that will help your holiday home stand out in the crowd.
Centerpieces are the Center of Attention
From the holiday table to the mantel above the fireplace, centerpieces are the main attraction in terms of holiday decorating. They draw the eye, but if done incorrectly, they can mar the beauty of a space. Traditional centerpieces are widely accepted, but they’re not necessarily unique.
To be unique, consider the centerpiece a work of art. This is an opportunity to showcase something from a collection you own, such as a vintage vase or even a piece of history. Documents, lamps, plates, and other serving ware should be presented on a sidebar, shelf, or mantle. Vases, flowers, or cornucopias should be presented in the center of a table. For ideas on the types of documents that are appropriate for showcasing, check out the Raab Collection, which features a diverse selection of historical documents (all of which would make excellent talking points in your décor).
How you present is equally important. Light the area with skylights, candles, or twinkly holiday lights. Add some additional items that are related somehow. Again, using a document or piece of art as an example, you could include nearby a photograph of the author or an array of glistening garland in complimentary colors.
Choose an Offbeat Wreath in a Nontraditional Color Palette
When you think of the holidays, one decoration that you will always see is a wreath. The best thing about wreaths is that they are very customizable. You can buy wreaths in almost any size and width, and almost any design. DIY wreaths offer the most opportunity for creativity, and there’s plenty of instructions on Pinterest. Another great thing about wreaths is that they are very affordable and can be used from year to year (so long as it’s made from sustainable materials).
Cozy and Unique Fireplace Décor
If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, the holidays provide the perfect opportunity for dressing it up. After all, nothing says it’s the holiday season like a beautifully decorated fireplace. Everything about decorations in this area can be completely customized to fit the décor of the room.
Sometimes, the simplest method to have a creative room is to use a unique color palette. The season’s colors are traditional silver, gold, green, and red. Choose purple, earth shades, or icy white for a truly unique look. Hang anything from garland, lights, candles, flowers, or pictures; to holiday specific symbols like Christmas stockings or a minora.
The most important part of the celebration are the people you choose to celebrate with. When they come into your home, you want them to be amazed at how beautiful and festive everything looks. The best way to do that is with decorations. These are just a few of the decorations you may choose to use and there are countless more options available to create the ultimate celebratory atmosphere. So try them out, make them your own, and enjoy the holiday season.
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