Interior design help for everyone.
Well, believe it or not, it's that time of year again! Yippee!
What colours will you be decorating with this year? I think I'll be using aqua and white, with silver accents.
Here's a few tips for decorating for the holidays - with style!
#1. Declutter. Remove all of your accessories and put them into storage, in an unused room, closet, or even under the bed. We need all the knick knacks gone.
#2. What type of Christmas tree will you be having? A real, green tree? A white flocked tree? Aluminum tree? No tree at all?
More and more people are moving towards the white flocked trees - I know I am. This allows you, to use even more colourful ornaments and tinsel. But there is something to be said for the traditional green fir tree - beautiful.
#3. What are your family favorites? You know, the ornaments, or décor that simply must go up each year? Incorporate this into your style and design.
#4. Colour. If possible, take into consideration the existing colour palette in your home. We're hoping to work with it, not against it. Can you pull colours from your wall, carpet, artwork and use them on your Christmas tree and mantle?
#5 Variations in tones. I love to use 3 colours or shades. One mid-toned, or darker colour; one lighter colour; and a metallic. Since it's Christmas - we need a little sparkle.
Now it's over to you? What colours are you dreaming of this Christmas?
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