During Christmas season, people want to decorate their living rooms to welcome the season. A changed decor also helps them to have fond memories of the festivities which can be looked back with satisfaction and content. When it comes to the actual decorations, some would want to keep it simple while others would want to go all out. Let us look at some interesting tips for decorating our living rooms in the country style during this season.
The Christmas tree
The tree is the centre of any country Christmas design. We can use ornaments that are homemade to decorate the tree. We can make pastoral ornaments of stars, tress and even the gingerbread men by cutting their shapes from brown felt. We can also sew them together in random collections by using light colored twines which will nicely contrast the brown. We can add excitement to the design by using scented ornaments too.
We can never imagine a Christmas decoration without wreaths. Using a grapevine wreath with poinsettias or one made with rustic elements like jute bows, bird’s nests and berries will augment the country feel in the living room. We can also explore the idea of making a dried fruit wreath with dehydrated apples, lemons and oranges. We can hang an assortment of things like dried berries, ribbon and cinnamon sticks from the wreath. We can go one step further and use the same material to decorate the tree as well. This will make both to be aligned with the overall theme.
Tables can be decorated with plaid table runners which give a nice rustic touch. We can use candles by aligning them creatively on the table. We can also fill the space surrounding the candles with a glass bowl full of fresh fruits or even glass jars filled with colorful ribbon, peppermint sticks, cranberries and small pinecones.
Colors like beige, gold, burgundy and green are reminiscent of country sides. We can use these in combination with white washed accents to give a feeling of contentment and warmth to the entire decor.
Depending on our tastes and the time and resources that are available to us, we can keep the entire decor very simple or use every corner of the room to make it overwhelming. But our concentration should be on the warmth and the feeling of contentment that it exudes. The core idea behind Country Christmas decorations is to make everyone feel at home by using all these latest trends and ideas without overwhelming them.
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