Now is the time to adorn your home with the colors of the season, but holiday decorating does not need to steal your time or money. Think PERPETUAL PRETTIES and make your dollars do DOUBLE-DUTY! Choose baskets, jars and platters that will adorn your home throughout the year. Select dried flowers, beads and ribbons that can be whipped into a fresh new centerpiece January one. Look for candles and candle holders that will enhance your room all year round, and seek out those timeless designs you can augment and enhance year after year.
Classic and classy the feel of red and white as holiday décor is forever in style. A single package of bulbs displayed on a tray, or a few ornaments strung in front of a mirror add the glow of the season to any room. Purchase white candles to use as Christmas dinner lighting, enhance with a few poinsettias and once the celebrations have passed, trade out the flowers for shells and move into the bath to enjoy long after the festivities have waned.
Green does not need to be that central medium hue to be Christmas. Bring fresh style to your holidays by using green in shades of Chartreuse, Lime, Celadon, and Electric. Use candlesticks you already have, place one bulb on top, and make a simple and significant statement. Forgo the ornaments and dress your garland with green apples, pares, and pinecones to add to next weeks menu! Use an empty frame and hang bulbs in varying shades and sizes to make a picture perfect decoration.
If you long for the days of Christmas past make your look everlasting with rustic style. Choose a few hearty decorations to last a lifetime, and enhance with the gifts of nature. Add a bit of shimmer by painting a few pinecones deep gold, or add a bit of glitter to their edges. Use fresh cuttings of Cedar, Douglas fir or Eucalyptus for that pungent perfect sent that will linger throughout the holidays.
One nice decorative piece can sing the spirit of the season. Try placing wide ribbon on doors to imitate giant gifts! Forgo the tree and dress the mantle as your central place for holiday cheer. A whimsical wreath to welcome you home will warm your heart. One beautiful centerpiece in the middle of your table will transport you to holiday heaven, or cook up a batch of Christmas cookies and place in a beautiful basket for the best of seasons eating’s. Just one festive piece can stir your emotions and bring the soul of celebration into your life.