Tired of some of the old holiday décor you’ve been using for years and ready to change things up? You’ll be happy to know that you don't need to spend a small fortune to give your home a merry makeover. Turn the tables on tradition with just a few changes to your current style to create an entirely new spin on your holiday season décor, without breaking your holiday budget.
Holiday Color Palettes
By focusing on a specific color palette or theme, while keeping some specific items from your existing décor, and incorporating a few new decorations, you can easily give this year’s décor a makeover. All you need is a little creativity to add some sparkle to your space this holiday. Here are a few color palette ideas to help you create a special atmosphere in your home and get everyone into the holiday spirit:
Rustic and Earthy
A nature-inspired palette brings a rustic ambiance to your home. Use existing items that fall into the woodland color scheme and add in new greenery and woodsy items like pinecones, yule logs, and evergreen sprigs. Add splashes of color with berry springs and dried flowers. Even adding in some plaid pillows and throws will add to the rustic, winter charm.
Merry and Bright
Don’t think red and green. Think pink and blue. Green and turquoise. Bright, fun colors translate to a fun and jolly Christmas. Bring out your brightest ornaments and decorations and supplement with some new, brightly colored ball ornaments. Add colorful ribbons to the tree and garlands. Paint a set of craft nutcrackers the color of the rainbow and buy or make new vibrant stockings for the family. And string multi-colored pompom garlands everywhere!
Mimic the icy colors of winter by pulling out your white and clear ornaments and décor. Add in new items like birch logs, frosted pinecones, and silver, and white garlands. Pieces with different textures that also work with this theme include glistening glass, white fur, pearly white finishes, snow-covered sprigs, white lights, snowflakes, and white berries and instead of red.
Cute and Quirky
The comforts of Grandma’s house mixed with some modernity create a look that warms the heart. Look for lighter-colored items like pastel greens, pinks, and turquoise. Use metallic and/or graphic patterns to keep things fresh. Try filling a footed bowl or platter with vintage-inspired ornaments or line your mantel with homemade snow globes.
Bottlebrush trees, tinsel, and vintage Putz houses add lots of colors and a bit of nostalgia. And don’t forget the timeless garland of strung cranberries and popcorn!
Traditional Holiday Palette
Tired of the classic red-and-green color scheme? Focus on just one of the classic colors for a red- or green-focused color palette. Add items that make your color choice pop, such as tree garland, placemats, pillows, throws, and single-color Christmas lights. Add charger plates in the color you chose to your table settings or use red or green drinkware. Add to your existing tree ornaments a box of single-colored ones that pull the whole color scheme together. Don’t forget to sprinkle in some familiar items and family mementos.
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