Holiday season is soon approaching and it's time to transform your home into a welcoming winter wonderland of twinkling lights, shiny ornaments and fresh scented evergreen. However, with so many beautiful holiday decorating styles to choose from, finding one that's right for you may seem like an overwhelming and daunting task. Each holiday decorating style has something special to offer but how do you decide which one's perfect for your home? Your holiday decorations should do two things: 1) reflect your individual style & personality and 2) tie in with the existing décor & furniture in your home.
Let it Reflect your Individual Style and Personality
How do you enjoy spending your holidays? If your ideal approach to the holiday season is to layer on cozy knitted sweaters, bury yourself under warm blankets and sit by the fire sipping hot chocolate and watching Christmas movies, then the Classic Christmas holiday style might be right for you. However, if you can't wait to throw on that holiday party dress, heels and sparkling jewelry, or if your perfect holiday get-together includes holding a martini glass and chatting over background music, then you might consider going Glam for the holidays. Just know yourself and stay within your comfort zone.
Keep with the Existing Décor of your Home
It's also important to tie in your Christmas decorations with the overall look, colour scheme and décor of your home. If your home celebrates natural and organic materials, if your dining room features a large distressed harvest table and a sliding barn door, then Rustic Christmas might be your thing. If your look is modern and quirky with bright splashes of colour and bold artwork, then consider Whimsical Christmas décor. The important thing is not to compete with the existing style that already works well in your home.
Below are seven featured holiday decorating styles to help you find inspiration as you prepare to make your home Christmas-ready!
1. Classic Christmas
It only seems natural that I start by featuring the Classic Christmas decorating style. Classic Christmas has a traditional colour scheme of cranberry red and deep green. It's all about warmth and comfort: a crackling wood fire, a tartan patterned throw and thick cable knit Christmas stockings. It features plush wreaths and garlands of fresh evergreen and bright red berries. Nothing says cozy like Classic Christmas!