The holiday season is back once again to take everyone on a joy ride to festivities. Bells, lights and hollies are all around, announcing the arrival of winter, which is synonymous with Christmas and it's time for decoration. Think a while before unwrapping the same old Christmas tree and ornaments. How is this celebration different if you use the same old decoration again? Let's create a different look for this season and try out new colors, ornaments and themes rather than pulling out the same decorations from the cupboard; you don't want to miss the latest trends. Also, it's much more exciting to beat the monotony and go for something new, every year. A completely new decor including new centerpieces, wall hangings, color themes, lighting, fabrics and wreaths will do the trick. Let 2012 make your home, and the decorations in it, be the talk of the town. Skim through for some hints and tips to know what you should really do for Christmas this time around.
2012 Christmas Decorating Ideas
Golden color may be considered as the signature style of Victorian decor but, the combination of black and gold gives a modernistic and chic touch to your Christmas decoration, imparting a sophisticated and elegant look to your abode. Various types of black and golden colored decors are available in the market. Try them for a change and break away from the monotony of red, green, white etc.
The Centre Of Attention
Centerpieces are essential Christmas decors. And the best part is that they are the most customizable of all Christmassy things. You can buy them off the store shelves if you want but you can also make some very simple ones at home. How simple? As simple as lining a huge glass bowl with red rose petals, bright green shrubs and other festive trinkets and placing pretty candles on the arrangement. In fact, chuck the big bowl. Just take a tall transparent glass and make layers of different coloured pebbles in it. Tie it with a ribbon towards the top, finish the look with some gold and silver shimmer and voila! Your arrangement-de-grande is ready.
Let There Be Light
Nope! Christmas cannot, just cannot be celebrated without the right amount of lighting. Forget the right amount, for you can never get too flashy on Christmas, but the right kind of lighting is a must. Of the many lights that are available in the market today, you can pick more than one for any sort of theme. However, you must remember not to get too carried away and deck up your house like an unseemly melee of lights. Strive to turn your abode into an eye-candy this season with the fusion of the right kind of lighting. Use plenty outdoor lights albeit in a logical and coherent manner. 2012 will be a season of bold, yet basic lights. Try the shades of bright red with your lighting and complement them with deep green shades. Avoid golden for outdoors; it might end up looking like a nasty yellow so save it for the interiors. Top your roof with a gorgeous trumpeting angel or a Moravian star in a bold vibrant colour and see how your home stands out from the rest. Use candle lanterns to line pathways and hang the same from the trees also. The resultant look has to be breathtaking after all the new efforts that you put in!
Light It Up With LED
LED lights have a magical effect in terms of creating the perfect festival atmosphere. The sight of beautiful lights in a plethora of colors can take you to the world of colors and legends. These magical lights denote that it's time to commemorate the virgin birth of the Son of God. It reminds you that it's time to take out the tinsels and Christmas tree once again. LED lights are available in a number of shapes and colors. You get LED light flower vases, reindeers, festive lamps, tree lights and many more.
You can go slightly eco-friendly this time, especially with your wreaths. Weaving Seasonal flowers and apples can make your Christmas wreath look incredible. You can use it just like it is or just spray paint it for that 'White Christmas' feel. Old Christmas cards can be stenciled out in the shape of hollies to create recycled wreaths. Another great idea would be to use wine corks and ribbons to bead out antique looking pieces.
The combination of green and silver is not common on Christmas decorations but, in fact, this combination creates a refreshing Christmas theme. Frosty silver resembles the snow studded outdoors, while green, the color of summer and spring, creates a lively effect in your indoors. Create a combination of seasons on this Christmas and make your interiors look great!
Enumerated above are few of the Christmas decorations trends for the year 2012. Here's hoping these ideas help you to add some variation to your Christmas decor this time.
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