5 Tips to tame Your Holiday Decorations
How do you temper Christmas décor when it includes a huge tree, twinkling lights, string of stockings, and spiraling garland?
Try creating harmony by focusing on one color.
Go ahead, pick your favorite color. I picked RED!
A monochromatic color scheme for Christmas will bring symmetry and a sense of order to your home.
5 Tips to Tame Christmas Decor
1. Focal Point
For most of you, your focal point is the Christmas tree.
There it stands, big and bold, boasting a collection of small delicate ornaments. All different colors. All different shapes.
To balance the variety of your ornament collection, add a few dynamic, over-sized, one-color decorations to the tree.
These can be as simple as large artificial poinsettia blooms or bows to enhance. The large red bows give the eye a place to rest as it explores the vast variety of tiny ornaments.
Use symmetry and your Christmas decor will no longer over-power your room, your senses and your spirit, like in the reindeer example below.
Repetition of the three reindeer surrounded by red decreases the visual stimulation of all the Christmas glitz. Try displaying a row of similar items of the same color.
Balance will also decrease the Christmas clutter. Consider working from the middle out, going smaller as you reach the outer edges. Notice how the largest bell begins in the center.
Balance is achieved by evenly spacing the same size items on each side of the mantel.
Grouping similar shapes will decrease the feeling of too much Christmas chaos. (Three red birds, three red pine cones)
5. Gather small
Use a large container to contain small items. Try anchoring tiny ornaments with a solid one color tray. You'll discover that it gives strength to the collection.
Decorating with a one color (monochromatic) will set the mood of your room.
One color makes your home more restful, soothing and peaceful.
It's a nice way to savor your holiday season!