A few years ago I decorated my friends home for a wedding shower that was held in the winter. Instead of using the bride's wedding colors we used the colors of the season. Silver, soft blue and white!
One of the prominent elements in the decor was white feathers. They gave a snowy, ethereal look to the room. I used several of my clear apothecary jars and filled them with the feathers. It all really did look heavenly.
Today's post is going to be on using feathers in your Christmas decor. If you keep reading to the end of the post I will be showing how I used feathers in this years Christmas decor in my own home!!
This first image is a tree done by Sarah Richardson. It appears that she has used feather boas as garland. Very pretty with the touches of blue and silver. Keep reading and you will see how I applied this look in my home in a simplified way.
The feathers you use don’t have to be soft and white. They can be bright and bold like these peacock feathers.
How about a bright pop of red or green?
Back to soft and ethereal.
A collection of milk glass on a bed of feathers. So soft and pretty.
I am so in love with this look. Call me silly, but I really do love this look. Just look at all the lovely textures in this image. I am on the hunt for angel wings for next years decor!!
Gorgeous and elegant. One single feather and look at the drama it makes.
Another boa garland.
A couple of years later I was looking at my guest room and just wanted to add a touch of Christmas. The room is a soft vanilla with a very soft blue ceiling. I have white molding and bedding. I remembered the feathers that I used so I re-purposed them in my guest room.
I chose to soften the hard edges of my unfinished window with a boa and a wreath hanging from a translucent ribbon in my guest room last Christmas 2009.
To carry the feather element around the room I added a dove sitting on one corner of a picture with a soft blue ornament to bring out the blue in the ceiling of the guest room. Now lets take a look at how I used feathers in my Christmas decor for this year.
Feathers In My Home for 2010
This year I chose to use the feathers in my entry hall. They reminded me of angel wings in a whimsical way. You also see in this picture my precious figurines of Mary and baby Jesus. In this section of my home I use all white, gold and silver. I like to keep it peaceful and serene.
Looking into my living room you can see a small narrow tree in a white vessel decorated with a narrow boa and white lights. I had hubby hang my new sconces. I added a soft celadon satin ribbon tied in a loose knot to hold the silver and gold ornaments. This room is actually a very soft vanilla with white trim and a celadon ceiling with white molding on the ceiling.
I wanted to show this picture just because I love the way the chandelier reflects in my marble floor. You know how much I love a little sparkle!!!
"Enjoy the Process" Of:
Adding an ethereal or dramatic look with feathers to your Christmas decor.