Christmas is coming, the snow is falling, my shopping is half done, and I’m a happy camper. Last year this same time I felt so stressed with all the decorating, planning, and shopping. This year I made some changes. My Christmas decorations are up earlier and I’ve purchased all of my gifts online. It sure beats fighting the crowds. So today I’m relaxing a little and looking at pretty holiday photos from Houzz, which I’m now sharing with you. Houzz has a cool embed feature that makes photo sharing easy. Here’s 15 inspirational holiday images I think you’ll enjoy.
Let’s start with Christmas trees! A pretty living room decorated for the holidays hows how a bright color scheme creates a festive look. Deep pink, gold, and green ornaments hang from the tree and are scattered about the room. Even the wrapping paper matches.
When your living room wears a bold color, you can keep Christmas decorations simple. A few simple ornaments adorn the beautiful tree. If you like the look of sparse branches, consider removing some of them from a live tree which creates space for ornaments to hang straight.
Keep the holidays traditional with a red and green color scheme. You can never go wrong with this classic look.
But … if you’re an untraditional kind of girl, have fun with a pastel tree. The over-stuffed tree looks like it couldn’t possibly hold another ornament!
Create holiday wall art by using hats to mimic the shape of a Christmas tree. Add a big red star as the topper!
A cozy and classic living room pairs plaid chairs with a welcoming fireplace. If you don’t have plaid furniture, simply add a couple of plaid throws or pillows to create the look.
Normally you’ll find garland encircling the banister of a staircase, but this one wears it at the base of the spindles. It’s a fresh look and white Christmas bells hanging from the newel post add an updated look.
Fresh greens always make great Christmas decorations in any room. Cut branches from trees and bushes in your own yard to keep costs down.
Here’s an idea I like to use in my dining room; hang Christmas decorations from the back of your chairs. Greenery, small ornaments, wreaths, or bows are all great options to add festive fun.
Green jadite adds Christmas color in a dining hutch, which proves you can use everyday items to enhance your holiday decor.
Use traditional Christmas decorations in a non-traditional way. Here, clip-on bird ornaments take a break from the tree and grace each place setting at the table. Look around your home. What are favorite items that you can use in a different way to create a fresh look?
Sometimes the simplest of Christmas decorations are the best. Silver ornaments hang from a pair of branches to create unique wall art.
A beautiful wreath is always a welcome staple when it comes to holiday decorating. Don’t skimp on the wreath that adorns your front door. If your budget is tight, consider adding fresh greens to a faux wreath. Snip a few branches from the yard and use green florist wire to attach the branches to an existing wreath or wreath form. You’ll have a fuller, more expensive-looking wreath.
A small evergreen like a Norfolk pine add simple appeal tucked into a paper bag. Small stars hang from the branches, while a single branch on the wall displays ornaments reading “love.” You can find Norfolk pines at your local grocer for just a few dollars, and since they’re planted in dirt, they’ll keep for years provided you care for them properly.
Finally, a small wreath made of herbs makes an assuming Christmas decoration. A simple lace ribbon and a jingle bell give it an air of elegance.
What are some of your favorite Christmas decorations? I always enjoy using poinsettias throughout my home.
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