Whether you're sprucing up your home for guests and festivities, or looking to get into the holiday spirit a bit earlier this year, Bellacor has the inspiration and home décor that will make your Christmas brighter than ever. With so many styles and directions to take your seasonal décor, this is the perfect time for you to change things up and try something new for Christmas. Before you start filling your Pinterest board with Christmas decoration ideas, take a look around and assess your home's style in its current state. As a general rule, you want your seasonal décor to co-exist with your everyday look. That means sticking to a similar color palette that will match or complement what you already have. If your space features neutral color tones, dress it up with metallics and sparkle. If your space has distinctive colorful décor already, you can either replace the bolder items with something more festive during the season, or you can choose holiday décor that is more muted and subtle.
While some prefer to adorn their homes with kitschy décor or Christmas decorations they have collected throughout the years or have been handed down to them, others prefer to try new trends. The holidays are the perfect time to try a trend! Jewel tones like deep emerald and maroon are still in for Christmas and natural elements like rich greenery and rustic wood accents are very much on trend for the season. Whereas the trend used to lean toward light, white and bright for holiday, people are starting to go a bit bolder with their color scheme and are favoring dark, moody colors.
Decorate for Christmas Both Indoors and Outside
If you are hosting guests over during the holiday season, decorate the main areas where guests that guests are likely to see and the rooms where your own family tends to gather. To start, you'll want to greet guests with a warm and inviting entrance. Something as simple as a wreath hanging on the door is a cheerful touch, but you can also get more elaborate with outdoor Christmas decorations like twinkling lights in the trees, a trio of lanterns on the front stops, garland wrapped around the porch and faux plant arrangements near the front door.
Your outdoor Christmas decorations should be a preview of what your guests are about to see inside! Continue the look indoors; focus your attention and your efforts on the rooms your guests will see, like the bathroom, living room and guest room. The bathroom doesn't need anything elaborate. You could switch out the soap for a Christmas-scented soap and add a decorative hand towel or candle on the vanity. For the guest room, a themed throw pillow will give a welcoming nod.
For rooms that will serve as gathering spaces, like the dining room and living room, you can go all out from Christmas trees to wall décor. Dining rooms can benefit from table runners and candle centerpieces. Do you have a chandelier over the dining table? Hang garland from the light fixture for a cozy glow. The living room is where you'll likely spend the majority of your time and your decorating efforts. A towering Christmas tree can serve as a stunning centerpiece decked out with sparkling lights, ornaments and ribbon. The mantle above the fireplace will look extra cozy with garland, lanterns or candles, a nativity scene and of course, a row of stockings.
Christmas Décor Themes to Love
Similar to interior design styles, holiday décor has its moments and trends too. Some people will never tire of the ornaments and hand-me-downs that have been circulating through their family for generations. Others prefer to switch out their decorations for new ones every year.
As we said, if you're looking for somewhere to start, start by accenting or mirroring the look your interior already has. Does your style lean toward farmhouse? Then you may want to explore farmhouse Christmas decorations like wooden wall décor, traditional nativity scenes and forest-like greenery. Do you consider yourself a modern minimalist? Then simple, neutral-colored decor is for you. Consider a subtle approach like an off-white throw pillow with words like "peace" and "joy" stitched across. Metallic ornaments are perfect for your tree. If you consider your style to be luxurious or glam, shop for decorations in gold and silver. You might also want to add feathers in floral arrangements for a Gatsby-inspired look.
Whatever look you're going for, Christmas is about what makes your home radiate warmth and joy. Whether you try something new or stick to the tried-and-true, focus on creating an inviting experience for your guests and you can't go wrong.