Just because we think of red and green when we think of December does not mean we have to limit our holiday home decor. Although I have always lived in Southern California and have never had a “White Christmas”, I love the idea of bringing the snow inside.
No, not literally. I am not encouraging ‘snow-in-a-can’ by any means, but bringing the white, crisp color inside is a classic look that we should take more advantage of. You can find items in your local stores, or the fabulous Oriental Trading Company, which the stockings below were found on.
The simplest way to make a home look clean is to make it white. Ever wonder why towels in hotels or spas are always white? It’s because the white color exudes the essence of calm and cleanliness.
I grew up in a home where Christmas decorations were a big deal. Our tree was covered in hundreds of ornaments, so many that you could barely see the branches underneath. Although this is how I always celebrated Christmas, and am sure I once again will when I have children of my own, my views on holiday decorations have changed throughout the years. Don’t get me wrong though, there is definitely something to be said for a house looking like Santa’s elves personally decorated!
Creating a stark contrast of white and green in your home decor gives an elegant winter feel. Adding twinkle lights around the room and garland wrapped over the stair railing are the final touches to making your holiday peaceful and festive.
Now don’t get me wrong, the stress of the holiday season will most likely not be solved by white décor, but what better way to take your mind off of all the craziness than by making your home a tranquil place to be!