The holiday season is one of the most beautiful times of the year. It's a time when we welcome family and friends to our homes to reflect on the joys of the season and mark the passing of another year. We celebrate holiday traditions – choosing the Christmas tree, decorating it with ornaments we have collected over the years, happily smiling on gifts purchased and hidden for our loved ones and anticipating the joy they have. will bring to their beneficiaries. The anticipation grows as the day gets closer, and we are filled with good humor and pleasure.
Decorating our homes is an important part of the end of the year festivities. We fill our rooms with the richness of the holiday spirit and transform our environment into colors and dazzles. When creating an interior space for customers, design professionals follow some historical principles. These proven design guidelines help to place furniture, choose colors and colors, coordinate and position lighting, art and accessories. The application of these design principles helps to create inviting and interesting pieces with a visual balance of weight, color and texture.
These same principles can be very effectively used when planning your holiday decor. It goes without saying that Christmas decorations should complement rather than overwhelm the character of our homes. It is much better to draw attention to architectural features or showcase a beautiful view than to scatter holiday baubles on all surfaces. Let's see how you can use these design principles when decorating your home for the holidays!
Above all, it is important to adopt a theme and achieve it in the decoration of the tree, tables, centerpieces and coats. Decide on the degree of formalism you like … do you prefer formal silver candlesticks or hand-made pewter fixtures, ornate glass globes for the tree or carved wooden ornaments? Then select a color scheme drawing the colors of your home's interior decoration or a precious holiday ornament.
Designate a focal point using lighting, color and placement to highlight a preferred area. For example, positioning the Christmas tree near a window draws attention to a beautiful view. Keep in mind that your eyes will usually be drawn to bright colors or the most interesting lighted areas, so focus on a beautiful fireplace with bright red poinsettias and romantic glittering candles. Speaking of lighting, add an interesting light in unexpected places. Mass candles of different sizes and sizes to multiply the light. A well-placed mirror will reflect and intensify the glittering points of candlelight.
Create a variety of textures using glossy matte finish glass ornaments, shiny red apples, shiny silver candlesticks, coarsely woven baskets, sweet ginger cookies, lush conifers, velvety Christmas stockings or any other article. The principle of symmetry can be very effectively used when decorating for holidays – it provides a balance and can promote a formal look. Place identical topiaries or crowns on each side of your front entrance, a group of candlesticks at both ends of a coat, a pair of silver bowls filled with shiny ornaments anchoring the holiday table.
Use the principle of scale by varying the sizes and proportions of your holiday arrangements. For example, decorate your tree with a mixture of small, medium and oversized ornaments. Add consistency throughout the house by repeating the colors and themes you have chosen. For example, if you use shiny golden stars or silver snowflakes as the theme, use them not only on the tree, but also on your holiday table, on the fireplace display stands and sometimes incorporate them into your gift wrap.
The use of an odd number of elements makes the decorative arrangements more enjoyable. For example, use three miniature Christmas trees, five crystal angels, or seven silver candlesticks. Use different heights and levels to draw attention to your favorite things. Decorative objects displayed in a triangular arrangement (high, medium and low) are visually pleasing.
First and foremost, holiday decorations should be fun. Add a little fancy and laugh to the season – wear a Santa hat, decorate your car, build a homemade bread with family and friends. Happy Holidays!