The Holiday Season is here, and with Halloween officially behind us, the urge to pull out the holiday décor is stronger than ever. If you’re thinking of decking your halls this year, check out LaurelRocks “Do’s & Don’ts” on creating a Holiday design that is aesthetically pleasing, eco-friendly and safe for the family.
DO think outside the box – Dare to be different. You don’t want your Holiday decorations to look identical to your neighbor. After all, The Holiday Season is all about family, and each family has their own style and unique way of celebrating. Use this as an opportunity to be creative by infusing your family’s personality into your décor.
DON’T overcrowd your spaces – Overcrowding can create cluttered site lines, visually shrink surface area, and take away from the functionality of a space. The idea is to embellish, not overwhelm. This is one of those times when less is truly more. Try grouping similar items together. If you have a set of holiday figurines you want to display, consider creating a space dedicated solely to those items. This helps focus the attention on the items being displayed without creating visual confusion.
DO keep a consistent color scheme – For a more “high-end” take on holiday decor, try using a monochromatic color scheme. Monochromatic color schemes create a sense of calm and serenity and can help to make your space feel visually more expansive. When using monochromatic colors in your home, consider using different shades and tones of the same color to create visual interest without overwhelming the space.
DON’T create an electrical overload – One third of Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems. The CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) advises no more than 3 standard-size sets of lights per single extension cord. Other ways to avoid potential fire hazards are by shopping for lights that have been tested for safety, using indoor lights indoors, and outdoor lights…outdoors!
DO use foraged nature items – For an eco-friendlier approach to holiday decorating, try using elements from your own backyard. Use foraged items like pinecones, branches, holly berries, etc. from your yard in centerpieces, or as embellishment on your holiday tree or fireplace mantle.
DON’T put poisonous plants within a pet’s reach – The American Veterinary Medical Association says that seasonal holiday plants like amaryllis, mistletoe, balsam, pine, cedar, holly, AND poinsettia can be harmful to pets. If you choose to add these during your holiday season, be mindful of their placement and that they are out of reach of pets & even children.
DO call LaurelRock for all your holiday decor needs – From head to mistle-toe, LaurelRock has your Holiday décor needs covered. For decades LaurelRock has been lending a creative eye and impeccable attention to detail to our valued clients for all things “Holiday.” From classic holiday plantings to custom wreaths, garlands, lighting installations and original creative collaborations. Call LaurelRock today for a free Holiday design consultation. With LaurelRock, you’ll love coming home this Holiday Season.