While the holiday season is busy and hectic, there’s no doubt that part of your holiday season will begin with holiday decorations. Once again, it’s Christmas. Whether you realize it’s upon you or not, it’s a fact. The fact is that the holiday season is one of the most profitable for businesses. In that sense, they are more than willing to take out and pick up the Christmas decorations as soon as possible, even before the Thanksgiving holiday has been planned. Regardless of their reasons, it’s likely to put you in the mood for holiday decorating.
The winter vacation season is a festive time of year. It is characterized by beautiful meals and gatherings, baking treats, and singing carols. We spend our time socializing and shopping, playing in the snow, and traveling. For many people, the vacation season means free time at work and more time with family and friends. The vacation season usually finds us entertaining and inviting more people into our homes.
Decorating vacations can be a daunting task when we think of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then New Year in quick succession. Using a few key pieces to bring the three vacations together will bring our decorating together and allow some decorating stress to be removed. The holiday season should feel unique and different. This change in mood should be reflected in the decoration of our home. We can change accent pieces, pillows, games, artwork, and rugs to signify the difference in season and announce the holidays.
Choosing to change the décor three times is the key to success. Choosing a fall, Christmas, and after-party theme decoration that is easily changed can be accomplished with proper planning. First, make sure the items you will use for each decor theme are easily accessible and together. Using labeled containers for accent pieces, textiles, and lamps efficiently ensure that critical decorative pieces are not left out when the décor is changed.
Large area rugs are easy to change. An earth-toned carpet can be replaced with a traditional braided rug in winter colors for Christmas and then returned with a luxurious Flotaki rug for your New Year’s party. These rugs can provide significant changes in the appearance of your rooms with little effort. Carpets offer an excellent foundation for your décor and provide an immediate visual change, especially when using brightly colored rugs or rugs with unique patterns that can be accented by coordinating the textiles in the rest of the room.
Having the containers organized and labeled will allow you to easily store your fall colored blankets and wall hangings in time for Christmas. With organized decorations, Christmas decorations will be easy to place in your home because you can do all the decorating at once. The New Year’s Eve decorations can be changed into the Christmas decorations in part or in whole using coordinated or complementary accents. Jewelry shades or metallic accents can be added to the Christmas decorations for a more festive atmosphere. Specific Christmas decorations and accents can be removed to make room for party favors and accents.
Holiday decorations help add the magic of the season. Decorating our home sets a tone for the way we celebrate. Having separate but easily accessible and changeable decorations for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s will help us transition from the holidays to the parties smoothly and with minimum stress. Our ornaments can help reflect our joy in the season and our celebration of each holiday. Home Christmas decorations are about the personal preferences of you and your family. Remember to make a plan and keep it as simple as possible. The less complicated the theme, the more everyone will enjoy the holiday celebration. Be as creative as possible, keeping in mind that holiday decorations don’t have to follow traditional red and green themes.