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Monday, December 19, 2011

How I Came up with my “Next” years Christmas decor

When I decide to decorate for Christmas I  start by finding elements that I am attracted too. Then I decide on what colors will complete the look in my home.

I usually find something that inspires me the year before, and I think about throughout the year. It is fun because if I see something that will complete the look I am going for I can get it ahead of time.
Last year I was inspired by the dining room with Angel wings on the chairs………

This was my interpretation………..

Christmas dining room 2011 angel wings 028 (800x600)

Christmas dining room 2011 angel wings 031 (800x600)

As  bloggers we are all inspired by what we see in blogland, and on the internet. We creative types can’t help but create new ideas in our minds and in our homes.

This is year is no exception, I am already being inspired for next year. This is how my thinking process goes………

I started seeing a consistency  in the elements that I liked so, I start a file of those images. Next year when it comes time to decorate  I will already have somewhat of an idea of the direction I am going.

I think it is a good idea to line up the elements, then I can see how they need to be connected, by color and design.

This year I have been drawn in by stars……….

I actually had this image from last year. I think this is the one image that really drew me in and made me want to decorate with stars.

This image shows  Monrovian stars. This is another image that really made me want to use stars for next year.

I am especially drawn to the Monrovian stars with all their points, they just fascinate me.

Source: bhg.com via Kathy Sue on Pinterest

I love the bucket that is used to hold the tree.

Speaking of buckets it reminds me of galvanized metal which reminds me of tubs full of presents!!

Another darling idea using tubs. This is more of a coastal theme.

This is so clever and I love it!!

I also love the idea of putting the tree in an oversized basket. I think the rough texture would be a nice contrast to the shine of the silver trays!!

The use of silver trays is also appealing to me.

This would be nice in a silver tray. I really need to learn how to do calligraphy, or better yet, find someone to do it for me!!!

This next element is something I just love and never seem to think about until it is almost too late. Thank goodness we can now buy them already blooming……..

I have many more images for my inspiration, but I think you can get a good idea where my brain is headed…….

  • Stars
  • Buckets
  • Galvanized tubs
  • Silver platters
  • Chalkboard
  • Baskets
  • Paper whites

With all of these elements in mind I think I might be using a green, silver and white color scheme next year!

By making a list of elements and having images to refer too, you can almost automatically come up with a color scheme that will work.

The stars are the theme and the buckets, platters and baskets will give me a variety of textures. The paper whites give me a good color scheme to use as my base. Of course there will be a bit of black thrown in there in the form of chalkboard, which will work perfectly since I already use that in my kitchen!!! Yay!!

I think I am good to go, and will have a fun time throughout the year pulling my elements together!!! I told you all, I love this time of year!!!

Kathysue is:

Thoroughly Enjoying the Process!!