Ok, Thanksgiving is over. It’s time to lug out the boxes of holiday decorations and do an inventory of what’s needed this year. You may also want to change things up a bit – you know, incorporate some of the latest trends.
Holiday Blues – While Christmas colors are undoubtedly red and green, blue has traditionally been associated with Hanukkah. But, it’s been seeping into the Christmas decorating oeuvre over the past few years. It’s gorgeous when paired with white or silver but you’ll also see it mixed with gold, champagne and even mixed shades of blue with striking results.
Or Whites – Don’t be afraid to combine the traditional with the trendy. This year’s trendy when it comes to the tree is a monogram tree topper combined with traditional silver and gold for ornaments and pearl-like garland wrapped elegantly around. See HGTV’s tree for inspiration. The only thing we’d change is the color of the monogram. Gold would make it really pop.
Frosted – Here in St. Louis Park we have a lot of natural frost to contend with but that doesn’t mean we can’t use a touch of it in our holiday décor. Whether it’s the white, flocked-type frosting or the glittery type, you’ll find it this year on garland and small decorative figurines.
Candy Stripers – Yes, candy canes are a traditional touch in holiday décor, but not this year. Look for items with the colors but with a crisp, modern styling.
Mother Nature – What happens when she meets Santa? Well, if it happens in St. Louis Park, you’ll love the effects. Holiday décor of the natural variety is the ideal DIY project. Try your hand at making ornaments from twigs from the yard, or evergreens for a wreath. Keep natural décor natural – in other words, don’t get too formal with it, such as ensuring your wreath is perfectly round. If Mother Nature abhors symmetry, you should too.