Decorating for the Holidays
We cherish our heirloom ornaments every year when we get to unpack the little morsels of holiday memories. We stare at each delicate treasure as if it’s the first time we’ve seen it but in our heads, memories of bygone years are swirling in a neat pattern and color scheme: baby’s first Christmas, first Christmas married, first Christmas while pregnant, and first Christmas after retirement. Each year brings a “first Christmas” for something! With so many firsts, there can’t be repeated decoration themes, can there? Each year brings a new opportunity to create a holiday theme that represents your season. Here are some tips for decorating for the holidays.
Where to start? Well, we recommend while you’re contemplating your theme, colors, and decoration layout, you start your decorating in the main part of the home. Where do you live in your home? The kitchen, living room, family room, patio? If your home is like most, the kitchen and dining room (living room comes in third place) is commonly where the family gathers. Focus in those three areas first and if you still have the decorating bug, by all means, move on to the next room.
Deciding on your theme is the first step; more than likely when you figure out your theme, the color aspect of it will reveal itself. Maybe your theme is your favorite color so all your decorations would be a pop of that color here and there throughout your home; of course, all your ornaments are a necessity on your tree; they are too special not to be displayed! If you are looking to enhance your tree or you need more ornaments, browse through our ornaments at the Holiday Open House– we will have something for everyone.
Next, what kind of decorations could be placed all around your home to bring in the Christmas spirit? We think you will love our Christmas Gnome, so festive and adorable! Flocked trees and Snowmen big and small can be strategically arranged where everyone can adore them and help us bring the mid-west to our desert landscape . White candles, white twinkle lights, white icicle lights outdoors will do the trick as well. Other pops of white: white bows, white ribbon, white gift wrap, white gift boxes, and maybe a white sparkly tree skirt. Add holiday charm to any hutch, bookshelf, or open storage area by tucking white patterned ornaments into baskets and tiered trays and sprinkling them with fake snow. Check out our patterned glass ornaments and our etched glass ornaments – they will perfectly adorn your tree this year.
Birch tree faux logs for your fireplace or faux fireplace adds a wonderful seasonal charm. Even if your wreaths and garland are green, you can flock them as much as you’d like. You can find white garland and white wreathes if you are staying strict to your snowy theme. Set out all white stockings for a frosty find on Christmas morning. Stockings can still have patterns and come beautifully decorated. In past years we have done doggie tree themes, Candyland theme, rustic, emerald, peacock and a dramatic gold themes. These ideas can transfer over to just about any color you may want. Pick your theme and then look for these items in the colors that would best reflect your theme ideas.
Keep in mind when decorating, different textures can be mixed beautifully together. Layered throw rugs under a coffee table or in a bedroom is an eye catcher. Throw pillows and blankets can make a seasonal statement as well. Your couch can go from standard to holiday pizzazz with throws and pillows. Again, depending on your theme, your choices of color will vary. Patterns along with texture deliver on the warmth and coziness you’re looking for in your holiday décor. Snowflakes, reindeer, gingerbread men, and snow men are captivating in any home and etch the holiday spirit right into your heart.
Honestly, can you have too many decorations? We say No Way! We want to help you be creative and if you have a vision, we want to help make that a reality for you. Nothing says HO-HO-HO like HOME SWEET HOME.
You are invited to our Annual Oro Valley’s Winter Wonderland Open House November 11-13th