Decorating for the Holidays

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Every year it seems there is a new “trendy” color for the holidays. I honestly do not know anyone who decorates with the latest and greatest color, not in my circle of family or friends. Seems most of us have our traditional décor scheme, which has often developed over years. Many of us tend to make small new additions each year as items break or simply become recycled due to age. After all, we always find that one piece that we just “have to have”!! It’ll be the “perfect” addition! I am SO BAD for that!!!! I just LOVE holiday decorating! Thank goodness I have a patient and indulgent husband who also loves the holidays!

What’s the big thing every year? Lights, lights, and more lights! Exterior lights, interior lights, lights wrapped in garlands, lights on the tree and countless décor and ornaments all lit up! The options seem countless and mostly beautiful! My husband enjoys his outdoor Christmas lights so we have “cascading icicle lights” on the house and I must admit, they do look beautiful! Seems the holidays wouldn’t be the holidays without all the lights! I know we certainly use our share of lit décor in our household! Nothing quite says “holidays” like dimming the overhead lights in a room and enjoying the tree and Christmas décor lighting with candles all aglow and lights shimmering and sparkling through the décor! Perfect to sit back and enjoy with a nice glass of wine, eggnog or spiced apple cider! 

One of the most visible trends in retail stores is the “vintage” décor. Everything “old” is the new thing! This is great for people who never de-clutter! LOL!!  I love my rustic theme decorating so I really enjoy the rustic themed décor items. These have been popular for the last number of years now and I must admit I have had quite a bit of Christmas fun “topping” off my holiday décor with new additions each year! Especially since I love to decorate both my home and my cottage for the holidays in a bit of a rustic theme! My fireplace mantles are all decked out and the trees are traditional with a few new touches each year, there is no room in our home left untouched by a small hint of Christmas.

Some of the new colors I’ve seen for holiday’s décor include teal blues and purples. Very “peacock trendy” as those peacock colors have been prominent in much of the décor over the last year or so! This coupled with whites, gold’s, silvers all make for some stunning holiday looks! It’s easy to just add a few touches here and there when your main décor theme is a beautiful neutral! If you usually go gold, silver or white – adding just the right touch of color can certainly add some interest and give your room just the right touch of contemporary decorating! Don’t do something because you think you “should” – you really should love it! Enjoy it! It’s your special space so make the most of it!

When it comes to decorating your home for the holidays – there simply are no rules! If it makes you happy, that’s all that matters! After all who really cares what your second cousin twice removed may think? With all the stress and craziness that the Holidays can sometimes bring, the perfect way to de-stress and relax after a long day “getting ready for the holidays” is to be able to turn the room lights off and just relax with your favourite drink as you enjoy your own special holiday “twinkling light show” in your favourite room! So, make sure it makes you happy and gives you everything you need to de-stress and relax after a long day!