Thursday, December 17, 2015

Adding Drama To Your Christmas Decor for Under $50

 




With a new home we have some new opportunities to use some different design elements, and at Christmas time it seems to be the perfect time to try some things out.

One design element I actually wanted to do at my other home for several years, and never got around to doing was to use some sheer fabric, and swag it over the door way into the dining room.

Our new home has a nice large opening from the kitchen area to the great room. It measures 10 ft. wide by 9 ft. high. 

   My hubby got up on the ladder and the swagging began.

I decided to use green wreaths to contrast nicely with the white walls, and the white sheer voile fabric.

Once the wreaths were placed in the right position we were both surprised at how quickly it all came together.




I ordered a total of 12 yards. I needed almost 10 yds just to cover the opening so I allowed two more yards for the drape, and a slight puddling on the floor. 



A friend of mine suggested I look at Fabric Wholesale Direct.  I am sure glad she suggested it because the sheer voile fabric at 118 in. wide was only $2.79 a yard. So for under $45  I got a fabulous new addition to my Christmas decor.

It frames the great room perfectly and adds an elegance and it looks a bit ethereal to me.

Sometimes the simplest decor can be the most dramatic!!

 
 
 

11 comments:

Mary said...

It's lovely. You may want to leave it up even after the holidays.

Lea said...

Lovely look and I'm sure it is just gorgeous in your new home......It's a amazing what sheer fabric can do. Merry Christmas!

La Dolfina said...

It looks gorgeous!

Debbie said...

Looks beautiful!

Pat Freymuth said...

Very pretty!! Love how your new home is coming together!

Lady of the Manor said...

I love this!! Beautiful!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow...I love that look...simple and elegant and so MERRY!....

Barbara Rose said...

It's lovely and the coffee cup in your sink gives it such a warm, homey touch! May you enjoy many happy hours drinking coffee and looking at all you have done together! I have enjoyed the ride with you! Merry Christmas!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

That looks so pretty and gracious, Kathysue! And simple to do, which I love. Wishing you all a warm and wonderful Christmas in your beautiful new home.
Cheers, L

designchic said...

So pretty, Kathysue. Just love all that you have done - Wishing you and your family the merriest Christmas!!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

What a great idea! Creative. Merry Christmas!