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November 25, 2006

Timeless Christmas Decorating Ideas

Filed under: Festivities — DO or DIY @ 12:24 pm

In our article about Elegant Christmas Decoration, you will have read about how to create a classy yet timeless look. This post is to illustrate the theme with a few examples.

Of all the themes, this can be the easiest but also the most difficult to bring off. It is easy because you can combine items and details from other themes; it is difficult because it needs careful planning & execution.

Subtlety & harmony are the keywords, so make sure you don’t use too many colors, two much metallic finishes or too many ornaments. Less is more – don’t allow your decor to become tacky.

Here are a few examples to create a classic elegant look. Note the subtlety of the color scheme and the balance between colors, shapes and textures:

   

Also, as you can see, an elegant Christmas tree doesn’t have to be traditionally red & gold – these trees are contemporary, yet graceful:

     

Wreaths & garlands

The following examples of wreaths would be very suitable to hang on your door or above the fireplace.These complement a traditionally elegant look:

     

These are modern, yet very stylish:

        

The same ideas apply to the garlands; either choose something simple & classic or modern & beautiful:

 
Finally, the details really do matter for this look.  The following displays can bring together the right look and create a wonderful, relaxing ambiance:

     
Make sure that you continue the elegant decor theme on your Christmas dining table. These  examples of arrangements might give you a couple of ideas:

     

If you want to read about other or more Christmas decorating tips & ideas, read our articles. Hopefully you’ll find something suitable for your home and within your budget!

    2 Responses to “Timeless Christmas Decorating Ideas”

  1. On November 25th, 2006 at 3:13 pm

    JC wrote:

    Thanks – very useful.

  2. On November 25th, 2006 at 3:39 pm

    ed wrote:

    Good ideas!

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