Whether you live in a sprawling mansion or a small studio apartment, and regardless of whether you celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, or nothing at all, it can still be fun to add some holiday décor to your home.
Don't think that Christmas decorations have to be traditional, a certain color, or extravagant, though. The beauty of decorating for Christmas and other festivities is that you can adorn your home with whatever details and designs you want. That said, keeping interior design principles in mind can ensure that your chosen holiday décor always looks top-notch.
Looking to add some festive flair to your home? Keep reading to find out our top holiday decorating tips!
1. Choose a Focal Point
It's all too easy to get carried away when decorating for Christmas. One way to make sure this doesn't happen is to stick to a focal point, whether that's an eye-catching Christmas tree or a festive fireplace complete with personalized stockings, garlands, and lights. You can still add other decorations around your home, but keeping things minimal elsewhere will make your chosen focal point stand out even more.
2. Make It Personal
As with any interior decorating process, it's important that your holiday décor is a true reflection of your style and preferences. Anyone can hang up tinsel and baubles, but putting your own spin on things will make it authentic and unique to you. With this in mind, don't be afraid to stick to your favorite colors, reflect your principles, or recreate childhood memories within your holiday décor.
3. Let There Be Lights
One of the simplest and fastest ways to create instant Christmas appeal is by decorating with string lights. As well as adding a magical and cozy feel inside your home, they're also perfect for outdoor décor. By draping lights around the trees in your front yard or lighting up your porch, it's easy to transform your home's exterior for all the festive feels.
4. Play With Color
Whether you choose an unexpected holiday décor color palette and run with it or go all out with a rainbow of colored decorations, feel free to reject the idea that Christmas decorations have to be red and green. Jewel colors such as teal, purple, and fuchsia look amazing against the green branches of a Christmas tree, while cool color palettes of white, icy blue, and silver are ideal for creating a chic Christmas look.
5. Work With What You've Got
No space for a Christmas tree? No worries! Instead, hang up a festive wreath, drape tinsel around your window frames, or suspend baubles and lights from the ceiling. Likewise, if playful pets or curious children mean that a tree is a bad idea, hanging a ladder tree above your mantle is a great way to get into the holiday spirit while working within your limitations.
Our Top Christmas Decorating Tips
Christmas decorations might be seasonal, but they should still reflect your home's style and your unique tastes. By staying true to your personal preferences and keeping the principles of interior design in mind, your home's holiday décor can be chic as well as cheerful.
But remember, interior decorating isn't just for Christmas! If you want to start the New Year with a stylish home redesign, feel free to book an appointment with MooreDécor today!