Green and Red, Gold and Silver, Purple and Blue! Ugh!
Seems like the more years that pass, the more options are out there for holiday decor. But where do you start? Do you stick with the traditional red and green? or venture out to the pink, purple and silver trends that you see at the big chain retail stores?
It can be overwhelming or the best part of the holidays for you and your family.
For our family, our tree is very divided. Half of it is Cinderella ornaments from my childhood which are surrounding by hunting themed ornaments from his side. It's quite the mix, but we like it.
Then you have to think of the cost if you are going to change up your look from year to year. Unless you hit all the after Christmas holiday sales from the year before, changing your entire holiday decor look can be EXPENSIVE!
Here are a couple of tips:
- Check out www.pinterest.com - A craft and everything trendy website.(warning: this site is very addicting, but very helpful at the same time)
- Swap decor with your group of friends or family. Your look in your home will change and it will save you and your friends a lot of money to freshen things up a bit.
- Find one piece and build around it. Do you LOVE your holiday pillows on the couch? Then take that with you to the retail stores and find new pieces that accent it nicely.
- Lastly, check your local thrift stores. You would be surprised to see how much brand new stuff is there and it might freshen up what you already have for half the price.
Any way you look at it, decorating for the holidays is time consuming. But if you stay calm and plan ahead, it can turn out to be your best holiday season ever!
*** Need help making those dreaded holiday bows for your banister, tree or gifts? Attend the "Build A Bow" Day on Saturday, December 1st from 10am to 3pm at Leaves Floral Design & Gift Boutique and help the Muskego Food Pantry at the same time! More details coming soon!
*** And get some FREE holiday food, wine and decor tips at the Monday Night Ladies League at Matty's Bar and Grille on Monday, November 19th. Click HERE for more information!