Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Decorating Theme: Merry & Bright

It's almost December and many of you have already begun your Christmas shopping and decorating. I'm planning on pulling out my boxes of decorations this weekend and getting to work! As promised, today is the first day of several posts that where I'll be covering different color scheme and decorating ideas to get your creative juices flowing. I know many of you are just like me and look forward to changing things up from year to year. To kick things off, I'm starting with the colorful and cheerful theme: Merry and Bright. Enjoy and please share your thoughts, ideas, etc!

Color Scheme: Change up the usual red and green color combination with fuchsia and turquoise for a fresh and updated look. 

This bright and cheerful table setting is festive and fun! If you have trouble finding a tablecloth that works with your color scheme, purchase a couple yards of fabric from your local fabric store or to use instead of a traditional tablecloth. [Image via Joie LaLa Photography]

Float single roses or carnations in stemless wine glasses for a simple and elegant centerpiece, or place around your home for added pops of color.

Wrap a large canvas or piece of art with festive wallpaper and hang above a console table or dining buffet (as shown in the image above). Mini cupcakes and pies that coordinate with your color scheme make for great desserts at your holiday cocktail party! [Image via Hostess With The Mostess]

These beautiful Double Glass Ornaments are great for dressing up the tree! They also look great when hung from a chandelier, over a kitchen island, or from the bannister of a staircase.

Clip a sweet little note or guest's name to the drinking glasses at the next party you host. [Image via Joie LaLa Photography]

Simple, bright and colorful idea for decorating the Christmas tree. [Image via House to Home]

Here are just a few of many fabulous ornaments and decorations that you can purchase to acheive the Merry & Bright decorating theme...


  1. So fantastic! I love these unexpected brights. I live in Singapore and this would be so beautiful here in the warm climate too!
    xo Allison
    Spicer + Bank

  2. I love those double glass ornaments! Beautiful!

  3. Love this twist on the oh, so familiar green and red! Love your blog!!!

    Bekah in Dallas~

  4. Well you know I love my colour so I think this is FAB-U-LOUS!

  5. Pretty, bright and merry :-) Love these colors together.

  6. So much incredible inspiration and eye candy!! Merry and bright, just the way I like it!

  7. This is a great twist on the traditional red and green...gorgeous!

  8. What a fun look...reminds me of what I would see if Kate Spade did Christmas :)

  9. Wow! What a great post. I love the take on different colors for the holidays. Lots of great ideas - thanks for sharing!

    Cheers, Elise

  10. I love this! So over the traditional Christmas colors. Lots of great inspiration here, thank you! :)

  11. Wonderful post! I love the color palette you have chosen! looks like you love turquoise! and fuchsia which are both all around your blog! There are many ideas I will put into action at my home! thanks for the tips...

    PS. I hope you are doing very well with the pregnancy!

  12. Wow, all those decorations are super cute. Those colours are not usually associated with Christmas but in fact they really fit the holiday.

    Mo Davidovicz

  13. Lovely colors! I'm looking forward to when my kids are so grown up so they won't interfere in my Christmas decorating. Right now Christmas decorating is all about how many small elves with red hoods on, they can place in the living room... *<:o)


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