The holiday season will soon be upon us. It won’t be long before your home is filled with friends and family, so you want to make sure your home is ready to entertain. Now is a great time to get a jump on things and start planning your seasonal decorations ahead of time. That way, you’ll be ready to welcome guests in style – even if you’re not expecting them! Don’t worry, even though you’ve freshly painted your walls a non-seasonal shade of yellow or bright blue, we’ve got suggestions to help you fill your home with holiday cheer.
The first (and most important) step in planning your home’s holiday decor is to design your color theme. For each room, take a look at the wall colors and choose complementary tones that really let the wall color shine. Do you have a feature wall you want to showcase? Would you prefer a more toned-down look, or do you want something more bright and fun? We’ve put together some ideas for how to highlight your wall colors to give you some ideas for a starting point.
Bright and cherry red:
For a red accent wall, it’s not hard to create a concept that really pops. For a more opulent flair, go with traditional gold and green. To create a more rustic vibe, try pairing it with tan or orange. You can also add different shades of red to create a rich and warm feeling in the space.
A blue room gives you a great base to work with. Adding silver and gold instantly creates an elegant setting that is perfect for entertaining. For an aura of simple sophistication, you can add white elements and even play with brighter and lighter shades of blue as accent colors. For a contemporary spin, you can also add pops of bright green.
A bright or pastel yellow wall gives you some wonderful options for creating a cozy atmosphere. Add in a mix of oranges and browns for a festive and fun look. If you want something a little more bold, throw in a pop of bright turquoise or some vibrant pink.
If you’re working with a neutral color palette with white, beige, or tan walls, you’re in luck! You really do have a blank canvas to work with – one that suits just about any color combination you can think of. For a classic concept, you can’t go wrong with a blend of brown, white, and a pop of metallic gold or silver.
Once you’ve chosen your color palette, you’re ready to have some fun. Choose pieces that match your theme, and try to add excitement by mixing up different textures, shapes, and sizes. Add ornaments, trinkets, wall hangings, and whatever sentimental items you want others to see. You can change up your throw pillows and flower arrangements to match your seasonal style too.