It’s that time of year that “comes out of nowhere” every time! Christmas of course is just around the corner and it’s only right that I share with you some tips and tricks for Christmas Decorating! Being prepared around this time of year is absolutely key. Especially (and more so in some cases) if you have kids like me!
One of the most enriching and cherished moments of Christmas for me is preparing the house with the kids. And as they’re getting older they are eager to help and love getting in the Christmas spirit! While it’s not always possible to change the decor every year, trying to incorporate different ornaments or colors can help to make it feel fresh.
I’ve gathered some of my ideas and the very best of Christmas decorating for 2021 in this blog post!
The Minimal Approach
If you’re a lover of modern and contemporary interiors, this Christmas decorating style is definitely for you! Like with these interior spaces, think simple and minimalistic styles when it comes to your Christmas decor. As they sometimes say, “less is more”!
I love the elegance of a simple botanical fir dressing the dinner table with white and gold candles and serveware. The simplicity helps to avoid clutter being created and looks visually beautiful from every angle.
Even with your Christmas tree, avoiding the clutter of huge amounts of baubles or choosing not to use tinsel can completely change the whole look of your home this Christmas. Embrace the simplicity!
While the world’s focus over the last couple of months has been surrounding the environment and our planet, it’s a great year to start thinking about how you can be more sustainable with your Christmas decorations. Not only this, shades of green have been chosen by many paint brands as their color of the year for 2022. Making this the perfect time to decorate with shades of green and be more conscious of the environment.
Embracing the natural colors of Christmas in your decorations couldn’t be easier, and you can reuse many of them year on year. Using fir or pine garlands around the home are great for using as simple decorations or as a base for other accessories too. Choose a good quality plain garland that you can use every year. With plain garlands you can add berries and other botanicals in future years if you wish.
In terms of being kinder to the environment, this is where you can get the kids involved! Making your own decorations is the best way to be sustainable, by choosing recyclable materials for this. Choosing decorations that don’t contain plastic and are made from wood is also a good way to be kinder to the environment.
This year there’s a lot of focus around embracing the classic colors of Christmas but in a modern way, rather than looking overwhelming. Think green colored botanicals, garlands, wreaths and table accessories, paired with red berries. There are some really tasteful ways of embracing the classic colors that are suitable for many homes in 2021.
For the Christmas tree, use red colored baubles on a plain tree without any tinsel. This will emphasize the color of the tree’s branches and baubles in a minimal way. Paired with LED lights this will create the perfect evening and nighttime setting for your living room!
And for the Christmas Day table set up, choose one color for the table linens and napkins and decorate the center of the table with the other. For example, use green colored napkins and decorate the table itself with red berries and cream candles.
Following the more contemporary feel for Christmas decorating, embracing the neutral tones that are on trend this year makes the perfect theme for all your decorations.
Use warm tones like browns, golds, cream and white to create an inviting, warm and beautiful Christmas decorating theme for your home! Add in some glitter and glam for the ultimate look.
So there you have it! My top Christmas decorating tips on this year’s most-wanted styles. Which type of Christmas decorator are you? I’d love to know in the comments below!