Are you like so many others – you struggle with decorating your home?
You want a home you are proud of ….. but you don’t know where to start.
You want a home where you love to entertain your friends and your family …. But nothing ever seems to come together.
I believe with the right tools and knowledge anyone can have a home that reflects their own personal style and creativity.
Sharing my love of creating and decorating is a blessing to me. It’s my goal at Surroundings by Debi to help you create a home that is homey and inviting.
A home you are proud of – giving you the knowledge to help you discover your own personal style.
Where you love to entertain your friends and family – with “How to’s” on home decorating.
A home the showcases your creative talent – with DIY tutorials and instructions.
Imagine walking into your own home and it looks like it stepped right off the pages of the latest décor magazine. The holidays with your rooms filled with the special touch of your very own design skills.
That’s my wish for all of my readers.
With the holidays approaching I thought it would be fun to share with you one of the easiest ways to bring a cohesive look to your home.
Choosing a Theme for Your Holiday Decor
You can choose your theme by selecting a color, a pattern or a feature (such as snowmen, deer etc.); something that will carry through each aspect of your seasonal décor. Selecting your theme ahead of time makes it much easier to shop for accents and accessories for your décor and scour what you already have on hand that might coordinate.
For one of my recent Christmas themes I chose to use buffalo checked fabric for the basis of my decorating.
Fabric Christmas Ornaments are created using only Styrofoam balls and checked fabric.
And with the same pattern a set of easy Fabric Christmas Trees are made.
A simple table runner is sewn for the dining table.
This Repurposed Gift Bag makes a great accent.
And now the fun begins as it all starts coming together.
The Christmas Tree in Red and Black is the centerpiece of the family room.
The ornaments pull the red and back into the theme tree.
Small scraps of checked fabric are tied as tassels to the branches.
And the fabric trees find their way to the mantel.
Even the potpourri bowl is accented with ribbons, berries and fabric balls.
Christmas Accent Wreaths tied with scraps of the fabric bring the theme into the kitchen.
And the buffet and Christmas Table in Red and Black are the perfect place to showcase a collection of Pencil Santa’s.
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Christmas and it gives you just a glimpse of how choosing a theme for your holiday decor can help pull it all together.
It is my goal to help you create a warm and inviting home. What is your biggest challenge when it comes to decorating during the holidays? Leave me comment and I just might address it in a future post.
Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving!