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Christmas Decor Kept Simple

Updated on November 29, 2012

Simple and Elegant Holiday Decorating Ideas

Christmas is the biggest holiday of the year and many people want their decorations to be a spectacular showing of lights and figurines. While there is nothing wrong with this approach it can often become a huge dent in the pockets due to the electric bill. I myself love going to see the gigantic displays of light that some people work so diligently to build but when it comes to me I like to keep it simple.

I believe less can be more in most instances. Proper coordination and arrangement can be just as eye catching as a house completely covered in lights

Outdoor Christmas Decorating - Lots of lights can be beautiful but simplicity can be masterful

Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor Lighting

When it comes to lighting some people go way too far over the top. Too many lights can seem cluttered and an eyesore if it is not properly coordinated. Too many random colors or color changes can drastically take away from what could otherwise be a beautiful display. Using simplicity can be a great idea.

Try decorating with only a few complimenting colors. For instance, if you use all blue lights to outline the frame and windows of the house and highlight the trees and bushes with all green lights it will appear more attractive. You will also want to match both sides of the house. I have seen examples where one window is lined in randomly colored blinking lights and the other window with solid white or another color. Houses like this appear to be poorly done. Using the same color lights does not increase the cost of the decor so it is worth giving it a shot.

Remember to always coordinate your colors!

Garland Staircase
Garland Staircase

Indoor Christmas Decorating

Everyone knows that no indoor Christmas decoration is complete without a Christmas tree but what about the rest of the house?

You always want to keep it tasteful and uncluttered. I love garland and figurines on mantles. It looks classy and doesn't take up any space. I also like the use of candles when properly placed. Fruit is a great decoration for a coffee table! It is also a tasty snack for the holidays. Stockings can be wonderful wall decoration for unused spaces.

A little garland and a few lights can turn an otherwise plain staircase into a beautiful Christmas display as shown in the photo. Try to keep it simple as possible. Overdoing it is always bad. Too many decorations can be as bad as ugly decorations.

Remember to use moderation when decorating inside of the house.

Beautiful Christmas Tree!

Beautiful Christmas Tree!
Beautiful Christmas Tree!
Enjoy Your Holidays!
Enjoy Your Holidays!

Enjoy Your Holiday Decorating Experience

No matter how you intend to decorate your house please enjoy your experiences and always have fun. Holiday decorating with the family can be a great moment in time. Decking the halls together as a family helps build the bond between you and your loved ones. It also allows others to show their creativity and style.

I always enjoy the holiday season decorating the house and the Christmas tree with my family and loved ones. We have made into a family celebration which we enjoy each and every holiday season. You should do the same! The holiday season is the best and most enjoyable time of the year for everyone. Always make it special.

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      Muebles de host 4 years ago

      Thank you for this good lens

    • Judith Nazarewicz profile image

      Judith Nazarewicz 4 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      Some really great tips for decorating! Really nice lens!

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      Avi Wolfson 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Great lens!

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      beautifulhome1 4 years ago

      Great lens featuring not only good but practical ideas too.

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      Starzz30 4 years ago

      I enjoyed reading your lens it provided very useful tips and ideas! Nice work