Celebrations or festivities are not solely about fun but equally about sagacity as well. It doesn’t matter whether you are hosting an intimate party with friends and family at your home or a big bash at your lawn – you have to make sure that the noise doesn’t end up disrupting your neighbors’ peace.
You have to exercise similar sagacity while getting on with holiday decorations as well. Christmas decorations remain a major area of concern in this regard. That’s simply because of the fact that there is a slew of mistakes attached to the way in which we decorate our homes during this time of the year—i.e. Christmas. Do read on in order to identify what these mistakes are and make sure you’re not committing them at any cost.
Christmas Decorations: Mistakes to be Avoid
To start off with, do let us tell you that the mistakes regarding Christmas Decorations are not really restricted to aesthetics. It has other graver implications as well – which is the reason why we kept on focusing on prudence from the very beginning. One of the commonest mistakes to be committed in this regard is you keeping the decorative lights on throughout the night. This remains one of the biggest flaws. It leads to a huge waste of energy – and that too when nobody is actually awake to appreciate them!
Talking about aesthetics—do let us tell you that there is actually no point in forcing red and green together! The best bet, in this case, would be to work along with your existing home décor. Your main color scheme can be anything from maroon to purple. You can jolly well opt for gold and silver holiday-themed items in that case. The key is to understand that Christmas decorations are not all about red and green. So add them only if they look seamless with the rest of the décor – otherwise, act as has been mentioned here!
You are not cleaning up your house before decorating it
There might as well be a reason why your Christmas décor doesn’t look quite right. Do remember – irrespective of whether you’re settling for humble or lavish décor this year, you must clean your space up – at first – before starting things off. There are many of us who actually think that it will not really matter when you get rid of the dust or not — or for that matter, whether you care to declutter your home or not.
On the contrary – do let us tell you that it does matter! You know how? How about the unnecessary clutter taking away the attention from your decorated Christmas tree altogether? Or for that matter, how about a layer of dust on your furniture sets becoming visible even in the dim Christmas lights? Think about it! The key is to clean up your house first before getting on with the Christmas decorations.
Putting the Tree in the Wrong Place!
You end up putting your Christmas tree in the wrong place altogether! Ask the most discerning home décor enthusiasts out there and they will tell you that your Christmas décor should rightly be the star of your room. It should not really be shoved into an almost unnoticeable corner of the same. You do take a lot of trouble in cutting down and then decorating your Christmas tree. This should be reason enough for you to place it likewise. You should not really hesitate to rearrange your furniture in such a fashion so as to adjust the placement of the tree. Place it somewhere where you think it can draw immediate attention.
You are trying to do too much
You are going wrong every time perhaps because you are trying to do too much with your decorations every time. You have looked up magazines. You have surfed television channels. And, you have visited your friends’ places during this time of the year. You – of course- have discovered newer ways to decorate your home or Christmas trees—and you have been enamored ever since. The only problem is you are perhaps trying to incorporate all the new elements that you have come across. That’s detrimental. You are doing too much! You have even lost your personal touch by copying others! Don’t go overboard. Its one thing to be inspired and quite another to cram each and every aspect of others’ ideas into your house! Not advisable!
Are you trying to cover every surface?
You are looking to cover every surface with décor! Once again you are trying to do too much with the options you have. As they say, it’s quite easy to get swayed by the holiday spirit. However, you should be aware of the fact that there is serious clutter to deal with post-Christmas! Also too much doesn’t look good!
In order to avoid uncertainties about particular looks, take pictures of the same and find out if they are complying with what you had envisioned or not! At times these pictures can help you identify your mistakes – rather show you clearly that you have messed things up big time.
Instead, you can bank on more simple Christmas decoration ideas like twinkle lights or red flowers to add to the whole experience. Make sure you are duly inspired! Shine on!
You are not making a conscious effort to get rid of cookie clutter. Let us tell you that those oh-so-cute Santa figurines and tinsel are quite a thing of the past! Do explore the locally owned bead shops and scout their collections to figure out how exactly they can help you beat stale holiday décor!
Please make sure that you are keeping these points in view in order to be duly guided in this regard. Hope this particular post has been able to help you amply. You should read up duly in order to be guided in this regard. The more you are investigating different mediums like television, internet, and magazines, the better informed you will be in this regard. So, the best thing that you can do for yourself is read up… more and more!
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