Many, many years ago I had this flamboyant friend who decorated her home in vibrant, intense
color schemes- a bit over the top for me at the time. I preferred what I call( the 3’s)Simple,
Safe, and Sweet! Even safer- monochromatic and serene. Then I discovered- The Red Door, in
Shreveport Louisiana, which has ignited a spark in me to step out of my comfort zone and try a
new decorating theme for Christmas this year! There are certain decorating measures to make
note of to pull this new look off successfully!
|Simple, Safe and Sweet|
Having committed to this project I am going to remind myself, dear reader, that a Christmas
palette does not have to be serene, traditional greens or reds, jingle bells and Santa’s of days
gone by. I do not have to use the same colors and designs year after year to celebrate the
traditions that I hold dear in my heart. I can try new bold colors and themes to give my home a
holiday look that reflects who I am today!
Fashion continues to influence home decor, and it has reached Christmas tree decorations too.
Tip: Never ever skimp on lights- for every vertical foot of tree, you should use a strand of 100
|Pack on the ornaments and add ribbon to make a grand statement|
After choosing a color scheme, decorate the Christmas tree with the new ornaments selected.
Making sure to attach these ornaments evenly over the tree and periodically stepping back to
check on placement.
Tip: Larger ornaments look best towards the bottom of tree and smaller ornaments look best
closer to the top of the tree.
When adding garlands or ribbon to your tree, there are many designer options. One is to add the
garlands or ribbon running from the top to the bottom, tucking the garland or ribbon into the tree
about every 2 feet. Option two is to run the garlands/ribbon in a circle around the outside of the
tree(imagine a barber’s pole.)
Well, I think I might just be ready to kick the Christmas Tree decorating up a notch! So, some
Keep the tree full and abundant, but not cluttered.
By adding oversized ornaments or embellishments to your Christmas tree the color scheme is
To add depth to your Christmas tree decor, cluster similar ornaments together then hang them
inside the tree and along the tips of the branches. The cluster will read more graphically than
just one ornament tucked and hidden.
Color scheme plays into seat cushions, throw pillows, rugs, furniture.
Coordinating wrapping paper reflects Christmas Tree palette for a cohesive and dramatic
How will you create your Christmas look~