Here at Evite we're all about celebrating, so naturally this is the season we live for. We love all the traditions -- but we also love mixing the old with the new. With that in mind, here's a quick guide to this season's best decorating trends. After all, the last thing a celebration should be is boring.
Tranquil Color Scheme/All Is Calm...
With all the stress that can come along with the holidays, why not try a soothing tranquil color scheme this year instead of the same-old red and green? I've been seeing a lot of turquoise and white this season, as well as plenty of textures like burlap, linen, and reclaimed wood -- anything that says cozy and comfortable. The holidays may be about tradition, but going a little non-traditional with your decor can create a whole new feeling for the season.
Colored Trees/ ... All Is Bright
And speaking of non-traditional, if cozy and soft aren't your thing, try bold and bright. Go for a colored tree this year, or drape colored streamers from it. Forget the green and red, try hot pink or a bold blue. Sometimes bright color palettes can make the strongest holiday statements.
And May All Your Christmases Be White
Nothing gives a cleaner look to a celebration than all-white decor. "White Christmas" has always been a popular theme, and we're seeing a resurgence with this clean look for the holidays. With a white tree, white or beige stockings hanging from the mantle and white sparkly snowflake decorations, everything is easy to match!
Dress Up Your Tree Stand
And, though the centerpiece of any Christmas decor is the tree, consider making some slight adjustments to the tree stand to spice up a classic. Instead of covering your tree stand with a tree skirt, try setting the stand in something unconventional, like an urn, pot, or basket. A cool and unique stand makes any tree look distinctive.
Try a make-your-own menorah: You can wrap eight mini gift boxes and place votives on top of each, numbering them for all the days of Hanukkah. Or try upcycling wine bottles into candle holders by spray-painting them silver and adding tapered candles. Or add a gold-foil Star of David to wood blocks, and place pillar candles on them. Mixing DIY elements with tradition brings a whole new dimension to the celebration.
Get into nature this season by hanging a sturdy tree branch on a wall using 3M command hooks. Then hang ornaments from the branch at varying heights using twine or fishing line to create a cool "wall installation" that feels both rustic and modern.
Gifts That Match the Decor
I am drooling over those perfect trees with the corresponding wrapped gifts perfectly placed under the tree on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook. So why not take a cue from the pros and wrap your gifts in the same color scheme as your tree? It's a simple thing that will add a ton of holiday chic to your home.
Decorations Hanging in Windows
Try hanging different-size boxwood wreaths with red ribbon or paper snowflakes the kids made. Whatever you put in the window, it will add nostalgic cheer to your home before your guests even step inside.
The bottom line: The holidays are a time for celebrating, family, and good times with the ones we love most. So however you decide to decorate this season, remember, no decor is ever as beautiful as those you share the day with. So here's to the holidays, go make 'em beautiful.