Now that the dishes have been done and the guests have left and you have begun your after a holiday meal exercise program, it is time to get serious about your Christmas decorating. One of my favorite Christmas memories are the Christmas Eve drives we would take to look at all the neighborhood decorations. To this day I look forward to walking or driving through neighborhoods and oohing and aahing over the lights and trees and even the Santas perched on the rooftop. Not really a fan of the blow-ups but the kids seem to enjoy them.
You can turn your home into one of those holiday drive homes with just a few simple ideas:
- My own personal decorating motto is definitely less is more. The simplicity of an arrangement like this makes it possible to enjoy the beauty of each item in a display.Natural items like pinecones, greenery and berries make this an arrangement that can be enjoyed long past the holidays.
- While I love a red, green and white color scheme I can also appreciate something different. Combinations of silver and gold or multiple shades of blue or green, for example, can look just as pretty as the more traditional color combinations. A bare window box is filled to the brim with colorful plastic ornaments in unusual colors like turquoise and lilac, along with traditional reds and greens. So fun and SO easy!
- Celebrate your inner child when decorating the exterior of your home. Look closely and you will see that even Santa can be elegant!
- Nothing could be easier than wrapping an item with strings of lights. If it is not breathing you can light it up! This bicycle looks like a pretty package in the snow wrapped with battery operated lights. And don’t you just love the old-fashioned”fat” lights?
- The best outdoor decorations are those that look as pretty during the day as they do at night. I love a festive and welcoming front porch or path decorated with seasonal flowers and candlelight. With flameless candles you can safely use any container to create your own luminaries that will look inviting during the day and cast a warm glow when dark.via BHG