During the last quarter of the year, especially the months of November and December, a fervor sweeps through the nation, and indeed the world, as people seek to prepare their homes for the holiday season.
It is a decorating fervor that has become synonymous with how the holiday season is celebrated.
Furniture is displaced to make room for the decorations, staircases draped with lush greenery, and strings of twinkling lights illuminate the living space.
The holidays unleash a tradition for strong decorating convictions and the commitment to this tradition is decisive.
The person that finds it easy to create a space for a Christmas tree is the same person that becomes paralyzed when deciding where to place a new potted plant.
The remedy to such dilemmas has always been to channel the holiday mood. The goal is to have the rooms merry, bright, and full of joy. So, what are some decorating principles?
Rearrange the Furniture Often
Most of us move the furniture around or entirely remove them to create room for the big spruce Christmas tree. While it’s such a hassle, change is good.
Most of us get too comfortable in the way things are and forget that the occasional furniture rearrangement gives the rooms a fresh new look.
As such, make a point of shifting furniture this holiday season and experience that change.
Something as natural or green adds some life, texture, and scent to your living space.
The pleasure of having the fresh smell alone is worth every hassle of regular watering and the mess that is the fallen needles.
Limit Your Color Scheme
Most people are likely to trim the winter colors to two or three at the most. Traditionalists are more likely to go with red and green while modernists might choose white and fuchsia or a combination of turquoise and silver.
Regardless of the combination of colors you choose, limiting the palette is vital in making the decoration process easier and is especially important in making the rooms flow better.
Experts at Neave Decor understand it can be visually disturbing to have red, green, and turquoise rooms in the same home.
As such, they consider your interior design before incorporating the new and exciting décor for the holiday season.
Utilize the Ambient Light
The illumination by a well-lit Christmas tree is beautiful and most people love sitting in such a room.
However, this is not an advocacy for doing away with the overhead lights, but it is a general observation that people, and of course rooms, look better in such a less-harsh illumination.
As such, it is strategic to opt for floor lamps and candlelight throughout the rooms to limit the overhead lighting where appropriate.
Buy What You Love
When getting holiday decorations, the motivation is not whether you are a modernist or a traditionalist, but you get them simply because they are appealing to you.
You buy them because there is a way the decorations speak to your interests. Perhaps, they remind you of an event, a person, or a place.
The more you channel your inner feeling into your purchasing, the more likely you are to love how they transform your rooms.
Experts have always maintained that the more you love every single detail and object in your home, the more consistent you are likely to be with the style.
Have a Party, You Deserve It!
For many, the holiday season is indeed the only time they get to host and entertain friends and family, but you can change that. The easiest yet most effective ways to know how awesome your rooms work is to host that party.
There is wisdom in second opinions, so have people come over and experience your rooms and see how they interact with them.
Observe how comfortably they settle or if they are fidgety and constantly rearranging themselves.
See if they have to move things around for more space. Additionally, watch to see if people have a place to place their glasses or if they have to scoot a chair to better talk with each other.
Taking stock and making appropriate adjustments make the rooms not only comfortable for you but your guests as well.
In conclusion, the holidays are a time that resonates with many and a time to spread cheer.
The holiday season allows people to practice the great tradition that is mindful of creativity with their decorations. We hope you picked a few tips to make this holiday season one to remember.