Avoiding “Over The Top”: Decorate Tastefully this Holiday Season

Avoiding “Over The Top”: Decorate Tastefully this Holiday Season

We all love the holidays. Whether it’s picking out your favorite candy to give to children in late October, putting up a tree, or sitting around a table and saying what you’re thankful for, there’s usually some aspect of the holidays that we can all get behind.

However, decorating for the holidays can become quite tricky. Hanging skeletons from trees and putting an inflatable Rudolph in your yard may leave you feeling tacky, and yet a holiday sans decoration will have your neighbors screaming “bah humbug!”

Believe it or not, there are ways to achieve tasteful and decorative simultaneously. Here are our tips:

Black is the new orange.

Though a Halloween without orange may sound crazy, playing around with black and white can work just as well, if not better. A pumpkin, a twig wreath, and even a white plastic skull can go from cute to spooky with some flat black paint. Candies like taffy, licorice, and chocolates can add a nice touch to the party without ruining your color scheme. Throw some candles into the mix, and you’ll have your home looking like an well designed episode of The Addams Family.

Color you’ll be thankful for

When it comes to Thanksgiving, it’s all about the greens (and oranges and reds). Placing an emphasis on flowers, shrubs, and gourds can bring out the color naturally, without going over the top on tablecloths and turkeys. Bring some candles into the mix for a clean, yet colorful Thanksgiving dinner.

There’s wrong, and then there’s light

With Christmas, it’s all about lighting. While chasing after the red and green may seem appealing, white light can do the trick to accomplish a clean and classy, yet decorative home. In addition to your shrubbery and Christmas tree, wrapping the trees in your front yard with lights can make your yard much more festive, without all the chaos.

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