Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Christmas Decorating Ideas: 5 Themes + Color Schemes
Can you believe it's December already? I'm really starting to feel the excitement of the Christmas season and am especially looking forward to decorating our apartment and tree this weekend! Instead of going with the traditional red & green color combo we're so used to seeing, I like to change it up every year. Last year I went with a black, white and kelley green color scheme and the year before that I mixed fuchsia and kelley green with pops of silver. This year I haven't decided which direction to go, so I created 5 different color schemes and design themes to choose from. I'm really leaning toward #3...so glamorous! But you know how much I love color...I'll keep you posted on what I decide! What about you? Any of these looks spark some inspiration for your own home?
#1. Vintage Chic - pretty shades of plum, fuchsia, lavender and pink highlighted with hints of metallic silver & gold.
#2. Modern Winter Wonderland - cool shades of periwinkle, bright blue, and emerald green accented with antique mercury glass and matte silver.
#3. Luxe Noir - a glamorous approach to holiday decorating; bold colors of velvety black, charcoal gray, and deep gold, accented with bits of metallic silver and white. (image styled by Will @ Bright Bazaar for Rue Magazine)
#4. Retro Chic - a fresh and simple look, with shades of seafoam and mint green accented with bold candy apple red.
#5. Traditional Mod - a fresh and vibrant twist on traditional red & green! Three different shades of green: grass, lime and jade, accented with pops of crimson red. I'm in love with the feather garland in this photo!!!