I was so happy to share my holiday decor ideas with Elle Decor for a recent feature – I do love the holidays and I love decorating, so it’s a win-win time of year for me! My top advice for holiday decor is to use the colors of the room when selecting your decorations. It’s so much better to let the wreaths and ornaments complement the room, rather than fighting with it!
So in my daughter’s hot pink room, we really went for it with a playful and colorful tree that was absolutely magical for her! And before you ask, I have no idea where to find that fabulous white vintage tree anymore. It’s about 8 years old and the company who made it is no longer in business (sad, I agree!) If someone is reading this who manufacturers something like this, just about everybody I know is trying to get one!
Did you notice how we added fun little toys and trinkets to make things even more charming? And even the wrapping paper coordinates with the room – it gives everything a really cohesive and pulled-together look.
We used that same idea in my mom’s house, picking up on the shades of blue and green that may not scream “Christmas,” but definitely say “Happy Holiday!”
I also love to pull out all the heirlooms or collectibles for the holiday table – that gorgeous china and silver that you never seem to get around to using. If there was a ever a time of year to get it out, this is it!
Of course I’m not saying that red and green shouldn’t be on the color menu! They should definitely be part of the mix in rooms where those colors blend well with the rest of the room’s decor.
If you have any favorite collections, like my jadeite in the photo above, bring it out for festive table settings or vignettes. It’s so exciting to actually use the stuff that you love!
This is a season for celebration, family, and happiness – so if a color or an object makes you feel happy, then it should be part of your decor!
Wishing you a colorful holiday!