Now that your tummy is nice and full from Thanksgiving dinner, it’s time to deck your halls with holiday cheer. This is a magical time of year when you get to transform your home into a beautiful festive place for family and friends to gather. There are so many different styles and themes to choose from for your Holiday decor. Can’t choose just one? Make every room have a differnt theme or combine themes together. A few favorite holdiay themes from Belle Marie’s are: Winter Wonderland, Cozy Woodland, Cheerfully Whimsical, Santa’s little helpers and Under the Misteltoe.
Winter Wonderland is a sparkely, shiny, crisp, icy, celestial, peacful theme that is perfect for the person not wanting the traditional red, green, and gold colors but still wanting a classy look. The colors for this theme are crisp white, cream, silver, light grey, and dark grey. Its a very neutral single color pallete theme. Find decor that has shine and sparkel to it like glass, glitter, rhinestones, mirrors, satin, velvet, pearls, crystals, and for texture add white fur or feathers. The achieve the winter wonderland look you’ll want items that have snow or snowflakes, moon, stars, icicles, silver roses or poinsettias, angels, white reindeer, and doves. Winter wonderland is the theme that adds sparkle to your holidays.
Cozy Woodland is best described as cozy with a Scandinavian influence. Think of snow covered mountains, pine trees, ski lodges, cabin in the woods, and a warm fireplace inside. This theme will utilize the traditional colors of Christmas with Cherry Red, Deep Red, White, Cream, Dark Grey, Light Grey, Deep Green, True Green, Black, Light brown, and Dark brown. This theme has handcrafted elements like knitted sweaters, stockings, mittens, scarves, and all things that make you think a cozy winter like snow outside, skiing, deer, elk, redbirds, tree branches, stacked wood and logs, bears, beavers, squirrels, buffalo checks, tree bark, hot coco, and fair isle patterns. Find or make decor with wool, felt, yarn, natural wood, birch wood, stones, craft paper, corrugated cardboard, twine and painted metals.
Cheerfully Whimsical is the fun loving and jolly theme, It’s very bright and festive, think of “Christmas Candy Land”. Almost any color can be put into this theme as long as its a bright. Purple, pink, green, blue, orange, yellow, red, brown, tan, silver and gold. Icons in this theme should be cartoons, like colorful Santas, Penguins, Snowmen, and Reindeer. Other icons and patterns to use include colorful candy canes, cupcakes, candy, stripes, gingerbread men, gingerbread house, donuts, lollipops, ice cream, bakers utilizes, snow flakes, polka dots, and fun garlands. Materials you can use to achieve the look are ceramics, felt, yarn, paper, ribbon, and Glitter, Glitter and more Glitter! This theme is the most festive and fun.
Santa’s little helpers
Santa’s little helpers is all the iconic Christmas characters and colors. Colors for this theme are Deep red, lots of bright red, deep green, bright green, silver and white. Santa’s Little helpers are cartoons of all the Christmas characters: Santa, snowman, elves, and reindeer. Other well known icons are candy canes, snowflakes, santas sleigh, gift wrapped packages, polka dots, bells, trains, big bows, stripes, and Christmas trees. You can use all types of materials for this theme, glass, glitter, felt, tinsel, ceramic, and fabric. This theme is it’s probably what kids think of when they think of Christmas. Its feel should be crisp, clean whimsical, festive, graphic and traditional.
Under the Misteltoe.
Under the Mistletoe is the traditional, clean cut, natural, and fresh style of Christmas. This theme uses all the traditional Christmas colors: Dark red, bright red, deep green, bright green, white, cream, silver, brown, and khaki. Decor in this theme can be made from ceramic, glass, moss, wood, linen, birch wood, metal, bone china, glitter, frosted glass, and mercury glass. Items could include pine cones, bitch wood, evergreen trees or branches, poinsettias, mistletoe, berries, magnolias, birds, red cardinals, bird houses, snowflakes, junipers, bark, botanical prints, scrap paper or sheets of music. This theme is what the adult may think of when they picture Christmas, it’s very traditional.