Decorating for the Holidays can be overwhelming. The problem usually is, “Where do I put everything?” Here’s a solution you might want to try, create vignettes. This will allow you to use more items!! Also, think outside the box!! Who says your Christmas decor has to be the traditional red and green? Why not use another color theme? I decided to use turquoise, chartreuse green, and white. And I love it!!

As you can see here, I grouped a few items together, allowing me to use more of my decor. Layering is key to good decorating!!

Here’s a grouping of deers and trees!!

I try to utilize all the space in my home, including the kitchen. The decor that hangs over the kitchen window was handmade. I merely brought items that worked well together. I also kept my color theme in mind.

If you look closely, you can see that I added the ornament and greenery to the bow. Again layering!!

Think outside the box!! Use items that can work with your decor. In this instance, I used my white tray and white candlestick holders.

 Here’s an overview of my living room.

Close-up of the tree. You can see I used a lot of items, besides the conventional Christmas Tree balls. Walmart has an enormous selection priced right!!

Of course, I don’t use a traditional Christmas tree topper!! I like to make my own. I use this unusual item as my tree topper.

I go one step further and make sure my wrapping paper co-ordinates with my color theme!! I know! I know!! A bit over the top here!!

I even had the Christmas stocking embroidered to color coordinate with my color theme! I also added an ornament with some greenery to embellished it (again layering).

My favorite is the stair railing!! I love the way it turned out. I added some burlap bows and turquoise bells. Again layering!!

Second Christmas tree by the front door. Continued the color theme. 

Here I added the same ornament and greenery from the Christmas stocking and silver bow.

Here’s an overview of the dining room. I’m hoping next year to purchase a new dining room set since I sold my old one when I moved into this house. So, for now, this folding table and chairs will have to do!!

The most important thing to remember when decorating is to layer!! Take a step back during the process to evaluate your work. Need more? Then add to it. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Some of my best work has been created when I think outside the box. Most of all have fun!! Drink eggnog (or wine!!) and put on some Christmas music!! In the end, you will have a beautifully decorated home!!
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