As the season turns from fall to winter, Poinsettias take the place of chrysanthemums, and the warm, orange colors of fall transform into the traditional Christmas colors of red, white, and green. Holiday dinners and evenings beside the Christmas tree are made merry and memorable with the decorations you choose.
Going the Classic Route
You probably have favorite decorations you unpack each year that make your home look familiar and Christmassy whether you’ve lived in your home a decade or just a single year. One of the best ways to augment your traditional ornaments and decorations is with creative arrangements made from traditional holiday materials.
For example, cut a few of the lowest branches from your Christmas tree and bend them together to create a beautifully scented wreath for your door. Make it festive with some candy canes, pine cones, and tiny ornaments. Then, welcome your guests inside with a vase of peppermint sticks on the entryway table.
Peppermint Sticks Vase
Peace Lily Flowers
Premium Holiday Fruit Basket
Decorating with Elegance
Many stately and historical homes around the country decorate for the holidays with graceful flowers and stylish decorations. You, too, can make your home just as fashionable with flowers like the peace lily, which look gorgeous with their white blooms and lush green leaves.
Other elegant additions to your holiday décor may include old-fashioned ornaments made of wood, as well as decorative angel, Santa, and nutcracker figurines. Consider adding features of silver and ivory to boost the sophistication of your Christmas displays used while decorating your home.
Christmas is Better with Fruit
Candy canes and chocolate Santas tend to fill stockings each year, but fruit can also make a delicious appearance at your holiday gatherings. Try a seasonal fruit basket filled with yummy pineapples, apples, and oranges placed next to a traditional Poinsettia while decorating your home.
You’ll love the colorful presentation of red flowers and vibrant orange and yellow fruit. Fruit is also a delicious addition to traditional Christmas meals that feature apple cider, Christmas ham, mashed potatoes, and roast turkey.
The most important part of decorating for the holidays is having fun and creating beauty in your home. You might have boxes full of lights and ornaments you use every year, but don’t be afraid to “think outside the box” and go in a totally new direction.