When deciding on using some of the decoration from years passed, ask yourself, “Has the room changed since I last used these decorations? And, if so, how can I make my décor compliment my home best?”
Here’s what to look for.
Wall colour. Throw pillows. Throw blankets. Although evergreen or blue hue spruce can work well with neutrals, be careful that you balance them out.
If you have school-aged children who will be crafting holiday items, they are most likely going to want to display them, also. This is where you run into a slight décor challenge, if you have stepped outside of the mainstream red and green.
You may find your colour pattern clashes with your lil blessing’s school holiday artwork. Therefore, if you are going to display their crafts on your tree, consider a multi coloured rainbow theme. You can still have your elegance by separating the colours.
For instance, if Junior’s art is green, you add it to the green décor area on the tree. If it’s a yellow star, it can blend in with the gold section of your colour pattern.
You may have a neutral couch, but you can really play up those throw pillows by choosing some candles for the coffee table or ottoman to compliment them. Then allow your tree ornaments to follow those colours.
Take a good look to see if they work well with your wall colour. If not, you may need to run out to buy some new holiday décor. If you chose not to buy new, then by simply sticking to a neutral and some evergreen garland around your home, you will maintain a nice décor.
Regardless of how you chose to dress up your home for the holidays, you can never go wrong with a dressed up heart. Try not to allow the stress of purchasing this, that, and the other thing get you down. The holidays are meant to be enjoyable for all.
Like the story of the Grinch, we all have a good heart in us. Let’s allow it to shine even brighter than our best décor.