We all have old Christmas decorations that we wish we could give new purpose to. We know we did! So, we gave some of them new life. Join me as we give you tips on how to do just that.
Purchasing our rug was just the beginning of all the changes in our living room. We used to have jewel tones–red, hunter green and navy. And now we have light blue, gray, and tan. We love our new color scheme and honestly have not missed the jewel tones until now when we realized all our Christmas decorations are red, gold and silver. Hmmm! We guess we need to start thinking about how to get rid of the red or keep everything and see how we like it. So, here is our plan. We will keep all our decorations and add some new Christmas details to pull it together.
REVIVING OLD DECORATIONS
We don’t have an unlimited amount of money to make this transformation but that’s not stopping us. Here are 5 things we plan to use to transform our old Christmas decorations into a new look that works with our current living room decor.
Every Christmas home should have ribbons in their decor. There are so many places you can use ribbons. Just changing the ribbon on your tree can completely change the look of your tree. You can go from classic style with a white/gold ribbon to a rustic nature tree with a warm plaid. Ribbons are also great for hanging holiday pictures, hanging wreaths or tieing a bow around a statue.
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We love holiday pillows with cute Christmas designs on them!!! This is a big way to change color. Make sure whatever new holiday pillow you purchase has the color of your chair, bed or couch in it. We love taking solid color pillows and then adding an accent pillow with your new color scheme right in front. Details make a great design!
It is so important to include some real items into your Christmas design. Borrow from outdoors! The options here, are endless. Go pick out some pinecones, boxwood cutting or whatever fancies you and bring it inside. There are tons of crafty ideas on Pinterest to do with natural elements and seasonal decor. Our favorite pinecone idea is to spray paint them gold. We first saw this at my mother-in-law’s home on Christmas a long time ago. She had them sitting in a beautiful solid colored bowl on her coffee table in the living room.
One of our favorite things to do when holiday decorating is to find seasonal accessories that fit my style and decor. A great place to start looking for Christmas accessories is with family. Share with your family that you are working on changing your holiday color scheme and ask them if they have any old decorations in those colors that they don’t want anymore. You will be surprised at how many people have a box in their attic of decorations that don’t work now. But if that is not an option then take some time to browse around and look for anything that would fit nicely on your bookcase, end table or hanging over a mirror.
Here is an area that I am going to pour my soul out. Years ago my sister, who just passed this year, bought me a Thomas Kinkade print of a house at Christmas. Every year I pull this beautiful piece of art out and hang it on my fireplace. I just never knew how much that piece of art would mean to me one day. So if you have something that doesn’t fit your decor but it means the world to you then go for it and use it. Lucky for me this piece works. But there are so many other ways you can change your look with art. Like wooden letters painted and hung with a ribbon or cute printables that you can frame yourself.
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There are so many memories wrapped up in our Christmas decorations until it is almost impossible to start completely over but if you follow these five items you can transform your vintage decoration into a whole new look. Did you like that word vintage? It makes our new design sounds so fancy.
What ideas do you have to brighten up your old decorations?
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