The time for Holiday decorating has come and so I thought I would share some inspirations for a more modern style of decorating in case you have grown as tired of the traditional as I have. Here are some unique ideas from “House and Home” and “Living Etc.” that I found inspiring.
Deck the mantel with hundreds of Christmas ornaments. Sparkly blue decorations (some vintage) are augmented with glistening “snowballs” (styrofoam balls coated in clear glue and rolled in a box of white glitter). A triptych depicting a snowy scene, painted by homeowner and designer Ian McLeod, repeats the scheme. Wallpaper or wrapping paper could be decoupaged onto a blank canvas for a similiar look.
This do-it-yourself display board strikes a festive note with a vintage style suitable for a front hall. An elegant white side table and mercury glass candlesticks underneath create a sparkling tableau. After the holidays, the board can be used for mail and shopping.
A fluffy white Christmas tree sparkles with golden lights, while candles of different heights add interest as a simple centerpiece. Tree ornaments play off two panels of blue and gold wallpaper used to create a feature wall.
A collection of vintage oil lamps adds lustre to a country cabin. Rag socks hung on a cord offer a simple twist on Christmas stockings.
Here’s a dash of whimsy with an artful arrangement of ornaments featuring classic Christmas characters.
Shimmery silver and white ornaments in large glass bowls and vases are a simple and classy look.
You can create your own tree by attaching Post-It “leaves” to a tall mirror, then personalizing with the kids’ doodles.
Or, string wire or twine across the room or on a wall and hang all your holiday cards on them.
Make your own tree of lights on the wall.
Hang ornaments and holiday words from fancy ribbons in the windows.
You get the idea…you’re probably off decorating by now!
Last year John did an amazing Vintage Christmas tree and turned it into a beautiful e-card for his friends and family….