Saturday, December 4, 2010

OpenThis Door to More Holiday Decorating Ideas!

A Welcoming Holiday Wreath - HGTV

Even though I am still not ready to decorate for the holidays due to work (a good thing)  I thought I'd pass on some of these ideas to you. Don't be afraid to extend your holiday decorating ideas into the bedrooms in your home. Add greenery  - even a small Christmas tree to carry the mood throughout your home.   Small packages wrapped in festive paper topped with ribbons and bows can be placed on a nightstand to "season" your sleeping areas.  

Greenery Creates a Festive Mood in this Bedroom - Pottery Barn

What are you doing to welcome guests into your entry way?  Don't neglect this important area which sets the mood for the rest of your home.  Here we see  a small tree swathed in lights and some packages wrapped in holiday paper.  You could even place a collection of Santas or other  memorabilia on a foyer table to convey a festive feeling.  What about a bowl of brightly colored holiday baubles or vintage lights?  Remember those package-filled boots in the last post?

A Lit Tree and Some Wrapped Packages Welcome Guests to this "Seasoned" Home - HGTV

 A Bowl of Gifts and Greenery to Capture Your Guests' Interest - HGTV

Ever think about foregoing your traditional tree for something simpler?  Try some tree branches in a vase.  To maintain simplicity  choose a more neutral  color scheme  for your decorative items as depicted below.

Bringing Nature Inside to Accent the Holidays - House and Home

For a different look above your fireplace, hang a holiday wreath and place a  frame around it to enhance it. Your wreath will really be noticed!   Another great idea is to purchase a simple wreath and attach  fruit to it with floral picks - very popular here in the South.  Adding magnolia leaves to wreaths and garland is also very popular because they last so long.

A Framed Wreath and A Fruit- Laden Wreath - Country Living

Last but not least, what would the holidays be without a Christmas tree?   Do you have any tips  for decorating your tree?  Do you do anything special to make it outstanding?  Can you tell us a funny tree decorating story?  Leave a comment after this post.

Amazing Christmas - A Well Color-Rhythmed DecoratingScheme - Love The Tree Topper


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