Some of the more popular Christmas decorations are trees, wreaths, garland, and all the trimmings that come with them. And the trees, wreaths, and garland are no longer just green. They come in a wide array of colors, from stark white to vibrant pink and even iridescent purple. These colors can be complimented with accent colors like a lime green to go with the purple or pink, and even a bright yellow would pair nicely with the purple. No longer are homeowners limited to the traditional colors of red and green. But for those that like the classic colors, even the traditional red and green are getting a makeover with sparkles, iridescence, and glitter. And accenting the decor with silver or gold is sure to bring any color scheme to life.
Many times homeowners just put up their Christmas decorations without giving it much thought. Well, they do think about where they are going to put their items, but beyond that, most purchases are made simply because they like the item, or they think it will look good in a particular space. But beyond that, there is little thought of an overall theme. In recent years, it has become more about theme than anything else. This doesn’t mean tossing everything and starting over. What people are doing is taking a current assessment of what they have and seeing if there is already a theme in what they own. Most people, when in that mindset, will immediately see one. It may be snowmen, Santas, Christmas mice, or other little trinkets of commonality. Once this is determined, it can be easy to create an even broader theme from what is already there and simply add to it.
Take, for example, snowmen Christmas decorations. If someone had even a simple collection, it would be easy to decorate with them and add to the theme. When someone thinks of snowmen, they often think of snow or snowflakes and will associate the colors of blue and white. Right there, a color palette exists. So let’s take the tree for starters. Even in a snowman theme, one could either use only their snowman ornaments with white lights, or change up their tree by using white lights, snowflakes and iridescent ribbons of blue. Add in a garland of snowflakes and even some snowflake ornaments and wrap the bottom in a blue or white skirt. Next would be the fireplace mantle. Take a few snowmen of varying heights or sizes, some garland, and white or blue lights. Wrap the garland with the lights and lay that on the mantle with the snowmen in a grouping, maybe three on one side and two on the other, with a picture or two of a wintery scene in between them. The next places of interest to decorate would be the front door, the entryway, the dining room, and possibly the kitchen and guest bathroom. Again, nothing has to be extravagant, and many times simplicity is the way to go.
Another popular one is the traditional décor of red and white, particularly if there is a Santa theme. Many people are accenting their Santa Christmas decorations and theme with candy canes, busy elves, cookie decorations, and even sprigs of holly leaves and berries for accents.
This is just a sampling of ideas that are out there for Christmas decorations and themes. Find an online Christmas store for additional pieces to add to any collection.