Ah, Christmas! It tests all of our creative skills, hosting abilities and challenges our endurance every year. We hurry and scurry to get everything done just so. But, don’t let that get your tinsel in a tangle! How about a little treat? It’s your turn to sit back, take a break and enjoy the beauty of Matt and Sandy Boyd’s home all decorated for Christmas – and take a peak at my own too, while you‘re at it!
- I’ve found that things collected, or given to you, over the years don’t usually match, but they do go together. If they are varying shade of red, for example, merely use those same shades together in enough places and you’ve created a color scheme that is not only pleasing to the eye, it might just be the only one on the block like it!
- Try to use things differently from year to year. “But, I really like things the way that I’ve always had them.” you might say. There is nothing wrong with that. You are among those who are not afflicted with the, “I’d like something new this year!” syndrome. Changing the place that you put your nativity might not be earth-shattering, but it might just let you and your family see it with fresh eyes and appreciation. Perhaps you’ll find a new favorite spot and you won’t have to spend a dime!
- Scale! I can’t emphasize it enough. Too often people over look this one aspect of decorating, and can’t understand why their Christmas decor just doesn’t look right. Even old, tired, maybe child-handled decorations can look so much better when used in conjunction with things in the right scale. Be sure that your display has a focal point. Don’t be afraid of the one over-sized thing on your mantle. Use it to create visual drama! It takes fewer decorations when you think of scale properly. You might even save a few dollars and realize the difference in compliments! Remember, when things are all the same size, nothing stands out.
So, I hope you’ve come away with something you can use in your own homes. It was a pleasure to show you around. I even learned a thing or two myself, like; always call ahead and DON’T MESS WITH THE SECURITY GUARD! 🙂
Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!
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