Show Me Christmas all through the House
Entries into your home are important for first impression impact. You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Your entryway sets the stage for the rest of your homes appeal. This beautiful home’s entry was open to the dining area and formal living room. Because Jesus is the reason for the season this home owner wanted her guest to be greeted by the holy family on the large table, but easily removed for special family dinners or holiday gatherings. The color scheme of turquoise and jewel tones is a lovely and lively combo that is elegant against the copper backdrop.
Dotted faux LED lit Christmas trees greet guest along with 30’ of decorated garland trimmed with red balls and ribbon. Mixed finishes, textures, and signs in Classic Christmas red, dress up the garland.
TIP: When needing to cover a lot of feet with garland, decorate the 6-9’ sections separately then attach on the location. It will be easier to handle.
A 9’ trim tree was chosen to look like a large decorated topiary in an urn to give it an extra lift. Large matte gold balls are one of the first layers to give back grand color and depth to the landscape of this gorgeous tree. Mixed wired fabric ribbon bows and beautiful floral on the tree to show case the fabulous assortment of ornaments.
DECORATING TIP: Pick colors to coordinate with the room’s décor that will stand out for the holidays. If you look close on this tree, you’ll see cheetah animal print ribbon, peacocks, sequin burlap, turquoise poinsettias, purple grapes, copper berry sprays, and platinum glittered ornaments. The variety and texture blooming on this tree make this elk smile.
The Mantle is adorned with garland in a simple manner to compliment the tree and its design. Potted amaryllis is used to give the painting a more holiday feel. Loops and tails of ribbon are added in the garland after it was placed on the mantle.
A large gingerbread couple presides over the kitchen island where a cake plate waits for Christmas goodies. A red and lime green table runner anchors the display. Glass balls are hung from the pot rack and special Christmas sit abouts are displayed in the cabinets.
Fun Christmas paintings are available from specialty stores and gift shops, like Kirklands, to replace everyday wall art for the season. Stockings are hung by the chimney with care under a wonderful Santa painting expressing all the bright colors of Christmas. Bows are tied on the sconces to match the tree while glass balls fill a bowl on the hearth.
Permanent faux botanically correct and beautiful poinsettias fill a basket up high for beauty and color. Mixing artificial with real makes it hard to tell the difference.
Santa collections, like Possible Dreams and Clothtique, have Santa doing everything from playing sports and dressing up in western wear to cooking up a gourmet meal! These make greats gifts and are good to add into a bookcase for a festive touch.
“Westward Ho” is the theme in this family’s game room where roping, ranching, and hunting are obvious past times. The triple trunk trees look natural with red burlap ribbon and cotton ball sprays mixed with real rope, berries, and deer antler horns.
Cedar greens in the garland show off Dads old boot, spurs, and belt buckle. A snowman sits atop a showcase saddle that is nestled by the tree.
TIP: Don’t be afraid to mix in collections and favorite everyday items to reflect the taste and personality of the individual.