Five Ways to Not Overdo it With The Decorations This Christmas

Christmas is the perfect time to be creative and fun because there are no limits to what you can do to show that you love the holidays. Yes, the lights are fun and decorating the tree can be a great activity to do with your family; however, there is a big difference between showing holiday cheer and being tacky. Remember, the holidays are fun but your house can get a little out of control if you overdo it with the decorations. Here are five tips to help you dress your home for the holidays without overwhelming yourself.

1. Use color schemes
It is great to throw all kinds of colors on your Christmas tree, but only do so upon your kids’ request or if the room that your tree will be in is a neutral color. If you put a colorful tree in a room that is bright orange, then your tree may become an eye-sore. Use a color-scheme that fits your room and is to your taste.

2. Less is more
Think of accent pieces that are simple yet elegant. A small vase filled with Christmas ornaments with a ribbon on top can be a great colorful statement piece. Have multiple ones so that you can vary heights and the amount of ornaments inside. This way you can create a centerpiece, counter top, mantle or window display that is pretty and festive.

3. Be mindful of the electric bill
It would be difficult to have Christmas without the lights. But if you are going to put out lawn displays or hang lights, consider your electric bill as well as your neighbors. Yes, it would be wonderful to have the most decorated house on the block, but you do not want to be seen as obnoxious. So if you are going to go big, make sure your display tells a story and is awesome to look at. If you want to hold back a little, consider wrapping bushes, columns, and around the bottom of the roof.

4. Spread out the figurines
Displays of Santa and Mrs. Claus are very festive, as well as the nativity scene. However, having them all in one space can be overwhelming- as one piece can over shadow the other. Therefore, you should space them out so that each figurine can stand out on their own.

5. Be nostalgic
It is important to practice family traditions during the holidays, especially if you are no longer living at home. Use ornaments or figurines that have been passed down to you or replicate them by buying similar pieces. You can also use photo decorations for the tree of your loved ones. By doing so, you will have a piece of your family where ever you go, and your home will feel warmer during the holidays.



About Stacy Narine

Originally from Paterson, NJ, I recently graduated from Seton Hall University with my B.A in English. I will be starting my M.A program in Literature at Seton Hall University in spring 2015. I love Pinterest, Photoshop, and writing fictional short stories about characters who are trying to establish a sense of individuality while in relationships. Ready to momentarily stray from fiction, I am motivated to write about topics that are important to women.

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