As you tackle the task of decorating your home for the holidays, it may be tempting to make everything Santa Claus or Jingle Bells related, but resist! You’ll want your home to maintain it’s classical style and charm and too many gimmicky holiday decorations can ruin that. If you want to decorate your home with the utmost class and style, pay attention to these decorating tips.
From Tacky to Classy
First off, let’s define the biggest difference between tacky decorations and classy ones. Tacky decorations generally include a plethora of holiday characters, cheesy sayings, and plastic-looking green and red decorations. That being said, if you’re going for a more classy look, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have any decorations at all that boast Old St. Nick’s face or a holiday greeting. You simply need to avoid overwhelming your guests with too much of one thing. Remember the golden rule of decorating: all things in moderation. Consider sticking with some of the classy decoration ideas that follow.
All That Glitters is Gold
Glitter is in and gold is the new red and green. Though it reminds us of pine trees and holly berries, using all red and green decorations is the biggest decorating mistake you can make for holiday decor. Instead, look for glittering ornaments, wreaths, and other decorations in colors such as gold, silver, or blue. These colors will remind of the holidays without being overwhelming.
For a really classy look, focus your decorations around nature by using garlands draped stylishly throughout your home. You’ll want to look into garlands made from evergreen boughs, pine cones, and gold and silver ribbons. Drape these delightful decorations around windows, on mantelpieces, surrounding doorframes, and along bannisters.
It’s All in the Centerpieces
Whether you’re creating a centerpiece for your dining room table or for your coffee table, you’ll want to spend a little extra time getting it just right. A centerpiece will be the focus of whatever room it adorns, and it can make or break the type of holiday style you’re going for. Avoid holiday sayings and characters and instead focus on re imagining more classy aspects of the holidays. For example, on your dining room table, you might want your centerpiece to hint at an evergreen tree with vases filled with pine boughs and pine cones, wrapped in a gold ribbon.
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