Christmas decorations don’t have to be extravagant, and you can still create a wonderful and stylish room by using laid-back Christmas decorations. The term ‘laid-back’ simply means that you appreciate Christmas and everything that it has to offer, but you don’t want to spend your time fussing over things that just don’t matter.
You might not want to spend you well-earned holidays setting up Christmas decorations around your home, including cascading lights down every wall. You may have no desire to compete with your neighbours for the brightest and most electronically decorated house. You might just be happy with who you are, and you want to spend the holiday season with your feet up and friends and family around.
Laid-back decorations can also be simple and stylish. You might be extremely tasteful and like to keep your decorations clean and classy. Reducing all of the fuss, extravagance and clutter doesn’t mean that you aren’t putting in effort or that you don’t appreciate style. Less can be more, so you don’t want to go overboard with your decorations.
Here are some tips on how to make the most of simple and laid-back Christmas decorations, so that you can make the most out of your Christmas period and still enjoy the results of your decorating efforts.
Establish a theme
Having a theme for your Christmas can help you keep everything matching and organised. You can create a theme about anything you want, that is in line with the celebration of Christmas. You might choose stars, or candy canes, or Santa clause. Use your imagination and make it personal to you.
Coordinate your colours
If you have limited decorations then choose a few colours and make your decorative efforts streamlined. You don’t need to add every colour of the rainbow into your Christmas display. Choose only a few classic colours, like red, green and gold, and run with this colour scheme for all of your decorations.
Make your decorations personal
There are many ways to make decorations personal, even if you purchase them instead of making them yourself. You can involve your entire family in the selection process, allow each of your children to choose decorations to add to the mix, or choose only a few precious decorations that you deeply adore.
Stick to the basics
Sticking to the basics means a tree, some lights and some decorations for your Christmas tree. You’ll also need a beautiful star to place at the top. There is no need to spend time and money decorating your entire house inside and out, but there is also no need to miss out on the magic of a beautiful and very special Christmas tree.
Choose decorations that glimmer and shine
If you only have a few decorations, make them classy and special. Choose decorations that are bight, glimmering and shining. These might include Christmas lights that will sparkle and dance throughout your entire house, or they could be glittery stars and baubles for your tree. Just because you are choosing simplicity, it doesn’t mean that you have to be boring.
Whatever you choose for your Christmas decorations, remember that the most important thing at this time of year is friends and family. The main reason to decorate your home is to bring cheer and happiness into the lives of everyone who is in it, so if you feel that you are achieving this, then you are on the right track.
There are no rules for decorating your home during Christmas time, and it doesn’t matter if you are decorating with a fancy attitude, or if you are taking a laid back approach. If everyone is happy and feels great about your effort and then you have all the results that you need.