Creating your own elegant christmas decor over the years many of us have collected many, many Christmas decorations. Every year we get them out of the attic and loving place in their usual place. But what if you are tired of the traditional decorating and you want a fresh look and feel different. Where do you start?
Start by brainstorming. Decide on a look. Would you like the feel of the old-fashioned Christmas look or want to create something modern, perhaps monochromatic. Who are you directing this look at? Do you have small children for whom you are trying to make a wonderland? Would you like minimalist ambience? Have you always wanted your home to look like an ice castle or an ornate golden palace? Are your teens want the theme centered around their sporting heroes? Having decided on a general direction then it’s time to choose a theme. You could decide to build your theme around traditional Christmas items, like snowflakes, candy canes, Santa Claus, poinsettia, reindeer, gingerbread houses or boys, Christmas trees, or gifts. Maybe you prefer something around the large arches, crystals, branches, or forms, or birds, or penguins. This is only limited to your imagination.
Having decided on a direction for the Christmas decor, the next step is to decide on a color scheme. By having a constant color theme throughout your house you have a coordinated look. Often the theme will determine this color theme. For example, if you decide to center your decorating to candy canes then the dominant colors are red and white. On the other hand, by means of bows, crystals, and branches of a monochromatic look is likely to icy blue and white.
Then a decision on how you can achieve necessary. Shopping for and creating the decorations adds new enthusiasm for this Christmas. Some of these themes make great family participation. Kids love to be involved in decorating the house. There are great places to shop, such as flea markets, Christmas craft shows, specialty stores and online. Unearthing an old-fashioned sleigh, vintage skating, or an old Christmas sweater might be just what is needed to focus on the theme.
Once you gather the materials you need to assess them for textures, size and suitability. Complementing the main items that you can use tablecloths, runners, sofa throws, pillows, and mats. The Christmas tree and decorations to carry the theme.
Improve your look by adding natural tree branches, pine cones, holly, and of course a Christmas tree. Remember when adding elements to the extent of the investigations. Each item must blend and complement each other instead of power over others. This is especially true when choosing a Christmas tree. It is sometimes difficult to judge the height of a tree in a party or when cutting a tree at the farms.
Carry out your theme. The wreath on your door, the holly on your mailbox, or a Christmas mat at the front door to welcome your visitors. By making use of the same color scheme outside as well as within the spaces are united.
Creating your own special Christmas decor is limited only by your imagination. Remember this is for you and your family.