It is the time of year when everyone’s thoughts turn to Christmas decorating for the holidays. You can create some beautiful decor with some easy components that can be found either in nature or from what you may already have within your home. Create a Festive, Sparkling Holiday haven with the following festive decorating ideas.
We can start with some very simple decorating tips to use on a dining table centerpiece, or as a show piece atop a coffee table in the living room or some end tables or night stands within a bedroom.
A nice idea to warm up a table top is to use some citrus fruits, lemon,limes, oranges and perhaps some kumquats. Fill in empty spaces with small pieces of pine bough and some minature ornaments.
A simple color palette can make a bold decorating statement. The following example shows green pudding cups along with some sparkly green ornaments, sitting on top of a silver tray. A final flourish of floating candles illuminates the arrangement.
A lovely and simple way to dress up a night stand for the holidays is to fill a tall glass hurricane with a simple arrangement of colorful ornaments that could match the rooms color palette or you could go with traditional colors of red and green ornaments, add some bare branches.
For a sophisticated table top decoration place ivory and white candles of various sizes in a large bowl. Fill in the spaces with shiny ornaments and beads, allow them to spill over the edge.Glistening silver ornaments and beads will reflect the golden glow of candlelight.
For a very easy festive look tuck a candle into a bowl of Christmas bulbs. You can mix and match the candles and bulbs to match your particular color decor.
For some instant ambience mix some soft colored candles among a bed of tiny red ornaments and some mixed nuts on top of a tray.
For some extra sparkle fill a small sleigh or bowl or other holiday container with similar color and shaped ornaments. The example below shows crystal, gold and silver stars resting in a sleigh. They sparkle and shine more than if spread out over the branches of a tree.
For a sweet and simple floral arrangement, fill your favorite glass vase with cut roses and pieces of pine you could use cranberries inside the vase for an extra merry touch.
What could be more traditional and say Christmas better than red and green. For a lovely mantel or table top arrangement use red amaryllis, tulips and winterberries. Drape some pretty ornaments from the winterberries. Expose your amaryllis to bright light as much as possible to keep it fresh looking.
For a simple yet elegant arrangement use long-stemmed red amaryllis tied with a red ribbon around the stems. There are a wide variety of amaryllis plants you can choose from, the benfica variety is rich in color , while the Monaco is bright.
To compliment the vibrant colors of your Christmas display, pretty white hydrangeas are great. Enhance an arrangement with too pretty to eat candy canes and some cheerful ornaments.
For a very festive look place a simple red vase upon a round mirror decorated with small presents and ornaments to finish off the holiday feel. Fill the vase with pretty white amaryllis, fill in with some pieces of evergreen to compliment the flowers.
Fresh roses, nothing beats their fragrance. Place your favorite variety in a festive looking pot and include this arrangement as part of your holiday decoration. Fill in with pieces of evergreen and fern, crisp fruit such as pears or apples also make great fillers.
For a softer take on the holidays place pastel colored poinsettias in pretty white pitchers and vases. Cut poinsettias can last for up to two weeks. For a simple compliment use a string of seashells or a bowl of delicate ornaments.
For a lovely coffee table arrangement use cut roses short and place single stems in mini vases. Place these around a large pillar candle. Fill in with greenery and ornaments for traditional colors of Christmas.
By Ocean eyes