Decorate for Holidays -article by Cyd Klein sew-help-me.com
When decorating your home for holidays, determine theme and ambience you want to create for visitors to your home. Pull out all seasonal decorations you already own. Is there a common color or theme that stands out? Is so, go with that color to build your theme. Some color combinations that go well together are:
Silver and any color Sage green and cranberry Gold and any color White on White White, blue, and silver Burgundy and gold
If you have a favorite color, consider going monochromatic by decorating with that color in varying shades and tones. An example would be pale blue to navy.
Are you a collector? Look for ways to pull your favorite items into your decorating theme. If you collect pottery or glassware, explore using various floral arrangements that incorporate poinsettias and decorative holly.
If you collect Santa’s, Snowman, or Snow Villages your well on your way to a holiday theme already. Rather than lump them altogether for a large impressive display, consider placing them throughout your home in groups of threes. Three always seems to give a small grouping that ‘completed’ look
If you are not a collector, all is not lost. You can create ambience you are looking for by purchasing lots of inexpensive candles and following rule of three, distribute them through out your home.
Here's an idea; Wrap small boxes of different sizes in festive paper and stack up around house in unexpected spots. But first, go to a craft store and buy a bag of inexpensive ‘jingle bells’. Before wrapping boxes, place 1-2 jingles bells in each box. Just listening to little ones ‘secretly’ shaking boxes around house brings its own special holiday music to my ears.