Working Christmas Colors into Your Existing Design Scheme

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated May 29, 2017)

Probably one of the most difficult aspects of decorating your home for Christmas is working "Christmas colors" into your existing design scheme. One common mistake that people make when decorating their homes for Christmas is that they do not add the colors of Christmas to what is already in their home. When this happens the result is often an eyesore that can detract from the overall enjoyment of the holiday season.

Luckily, there are some simple guidelines anyone can use to help incorporate their favorite Christmas colors. Here are the things that you need to look for when you next add Christmas colors to your home.

  • Theme. As always in interior decorating, you should have a theme in mind when decorating your home for Christmas. Some of the more popular themes for Christmas decoration that can be easily incorporated into most existing design schemes are the country Christmas, a Victorian Christmas, or even a play-land Christmas motif.
  • Harmony. While it might sound a little New Age, harmony between colors is going to be one of the most vital elements in home Christmas decorating. To ensure that your colors are going to match, pick a few pieces of fabric in the main colors (not particular shades) that you want. Use these in a similar manner to paint samples and see if they are going to clash with the colors that currently exist in the room.
  • Flow. Play around with the elements that you have decided to use in your decoration efforts. Take your time, since this is not something that can be answered as easily as two plus two. Rearrange things and ensure you have a natural flow to your final decoration scheme.
  • Consistency. Another of the elements that seem to crop up in interior decoration attempts (no matter the season) is consistency. Make sure you are consistent in your use of the design elements and colors throughout the room, floor, or area of the home that you are decorating. This helps avoid the chance of having a clumped or disorganized appearance to your home.

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Lee Wyatt

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