Classic and Elegant Holiday Decorations
Create a classy and sophisticated atmosphere this year with beautiful holiday decoration ideas. Keep it simple, but add a unique touch here and there as a signature style for your party. Consider your color palette, centerpieces, place mats, pictures, and decor throughout your home.
Take advantage of these festive ideas for holiday decorations:
- Color Palette: Plan the color palette for your holiday decorating ideas based on the holiday and time of year. Feature deep reds, oranges, purples, and browns for fall colors. Christmas colors include red, green, and gold. Favorite Hanukkah colors are blue and silver. Combine solids with subtle patterns for an elegant effect. Use a colorful pattern for a tablecloth or napkins and tone down the other components of your decorations and table setting.
- Place Mats: Skip the tablecloth this year, and use place mats instead. Combine a subtle pattern on the place mats with bold colored napkins. Add solid colored plates in white or pick up on a color in the pattern of the place mats.
- Centerpieces: Add a bold accent to the table with a beautiful centerpiece. Select natural accents for your centerpieces, such as pine cones decorated with silver or gold glitter. Scatter the pine cones along a table runner. Complete your centerpieces with white candles to create a stunning and elegant effect on your holiday table.
- Pictures: Frame pictures of close family and friends from past holiday celebrations, and display them at a holiday party. Place photo albums on your coffee table and reminisce about old times. Talk about how fashion has changed over the years and how the kids have grown up.
Bring your ideas for holiday decorating to fruition and have fun displaying the decor throughout your home. Take pictures to remember your ideas and at the end of the holiday, carefully pack up the decorations for next year.