December is here, and Christmas time is finally upon us! This is the season to fill your home with holiday spirit for friends and family to enjoy. While there are many ways to beautifully decorate your home for the holidays, there are some things to avoid if you want to keep an elegant look.
Here are three tips to avoid a decor disaster:
Don’t over-do it. Remember, there is beauty in simplicity. If you have too many decorations, your look will go from merry and bright to cluttered and overwhelming. Select a few of your favorite decorations and showcase them in a room.
Stick to one theme. There are many styles with Christmas decorations. If you have the country Christmas look with lots of red, rustic decor, stick to that style throughout the house. If you prefer lighter Christmas decor such as whites and golds, try to choose decor that is compliments that soft feel.
Don’t ignore the outdoors. If you don’t want the hassle of putting up Christmas lights around your landscape and on your house, there are still simple ways to make sure the outside of your home has the holiday spirit! First and foremost, avoid the tacky yard displays! Add a large Christmas wreath to your front door with small twinkle lights intertwined to welcome your guests. Garland on your banisters with a string of lights, and winter plants on your porch will instantly transform the outside of your home with little effort.
Embrace the warmth and elegance that Christmas brings this season, and have fun trying new looks in your home!