As the holidays near and you start the task of pulling out the Christmas, Hannukah, or Kwanza decorations, consider trying something new and different. In 2022, home designers offer a cornucopia of ideas for new looks for your home holiday decor.
Use the colors of your home décor.
Forget the old red and green blend. You can use the colors of your living room, whether that’s blue and gold, white on white, or cream with crimson. No one says you can’t decorate the tree in mint green and yellow.
Use groupings of items, also called companion décor.
Group three small faux Christmas trees together, such as those from Balsam Hill Australia. Match their decorations and set them on the floor or on a hip-height table.
Create a faux mantle for your fireplace-less home.
No mantle for stockings? Not a problem if you follow these makeshift mantel plans. You only need a sideboard or similarly shaped table to get started. Combine your choice of plants and leaves with crepe paper and bottle-sized trees.
Create wall art with vintage Christmas album covers.
What do Bing Crosby, Burl Ives, Elvis Presley, and Connie Francis have in common with The Man in Black, Johnny Cash? Every one of them released a Christmas-themed record album. Even if you don’t have a phonograph to play them on, you can showcase the albums in a grouping on the wall as artwork.
Set the ambiance with a fire in the… TV.
Don’t set fire to your television, but do play a video of a roaring fire on it. Choose an ambiance fireplace video on YouTube – complete with holiday music – to turn your family room into a cozy hearth room. If you have no smart TV, play it on your laptop or computer.
Declutter before you decorate for the holidays.
Most people want to use every decoration they own. It’s natural because each means something to us. Scale down what you already show before setting out the holiday items though. Without this step, the holiday décor overcrowds the everyday décor and vice versa.
Finding Your Own Ideas
Check YouTube for décor ideas, too. For example, in our search for examples of companion trees, a video of Balsam Hill reviews turned up a great example of a six-foot tree with a seven-foot tree. Check the background of holiday-related videos such as those offering cookie recipes or craft project directions.