‘This is the season to decorate your house – inside and out. If you love to be festive but are sick of the same old icicle lights, tapered candlesticks, Santa Claus statues and poinsettias, read on for some creative inspirations. Fabulous Christmas Decoration Ideas are here for you!
1. Create An Unexpected Centerpiece
Need a quick and easy centerpiece that looks fresh and unexpected? It’s as easy as gathering a few spare ornaments and placing them in a bowl. Or, as suggested by this Penelope’s Oasis blog, try mixing shimmery or glittery ornaments with fresh flowers. The look is sophisticated and eye-catching.
2. Skip the Red and Green
Who said all of your Christmas decorations need to be red and green? In fact, if you want to get really creative, skip the red and green altogether and opt for an unexpected color scheme. Check out this designer’s purple and white tree for some inspiration on how to pull off the look.
3. Bring in Fake Snow
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow – inside your home. Pick up some fake snow at a craft store and go wild. Use it on your tree to fake a white Christmas, or create centerpieces or table arrangements using fake snow as a base. Check out this simple and festive centerpiece, courtesy of the Design Fabulous blog, using a silver tray, fake snow and light blue candles.
4. Ditch the Old Christmas Lights
Christmas isn’t just about looking good. It’s also a time to be green. If you haven’t yet made the switch to energy efficient LED lights, you’re behind the times. LED lights use less electricity, so they’re better for the environment. They’re also sturdier, much longer lasting and cool to the touch.
5. Create a Tree on Your Wall
Check out this creative take on a Christmas tree, featured on the The Inspired Room blog. The designer used garland, lights and ornaments to create a Christmas tree-inspired decoration above the bed. It’s part headboard, part Christmas tree – and completely fun and unexpected. This look can work in any room of the home, too.
6. Make a Funky Wreath
Wreaths don’t have to be made of garland or pine needles. Switch things up by opting for fake flowers, fabric swatches or even decorative paper to make your Christmas wreath. Check out this inspired Martha Stewart design, which uses tapioca wood flowers to create a gorgeous piece that will last for years. Martha even offers instructions on how to make it.
By: Ashley Smith