ombre christmas tree decor

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Red and green may be the classic Christmas color palette, but when it comes to decorating your home for the holidays, tradition doesn’t have to dictate the design. Use your existing home decor as a starting point to create beautiful Christmas interiors that speak to your home style and your personality.

Peacock Christmas theme

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Choosing a theme and limiting the color palette can help focus your efforts and create more elegant results. Don’t be afraid to be unconventional, and avoid being too literal. In the peacock-themed Christmas tree above, the ornaments all relate to the theme, but not every single ornament is an actual peacock. The variety of the ornaments helps keep the tree feeling eclectic and collected rather than brash and gimmicky.

blue and green Christmas decor

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It’s also important to continue the holiday touches throughout your home. While the Christmas tree is often the focal point, it needs to be balanced out with similar holiday decor in other locations, like the centerpiece on your dining table or an arrangement on coffee table or buffet.

burnt orange Christmas decor with pinecones

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This burnt orange, gold, and chocolate brown color scheme is a perfect example of a non-traditional Christmas color palette. The warm, earthy colors and large pine cones coordinate with the rusticated stone of the fireplace surround for an elegant country aesthetic.

orange gold and chocolate brown christmas stockings

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Stockings and stocking holders are also a great way to carry your Christmas decorating scheme through the rest of the room or house.

alternative Christmas colors orange and turquoise tree

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This orange, gold, and turquoise Christmas tree demonstrates another useful strategy for Christmas interior design. Choose one color from your existing decor, here a pumpkin orange, and add an accent color that coordinates with it, like turquoise. Adding a metallic (gold, silver, or bronze) to the mix provides an extra bit of glamour. Here, the warm colors called for gold, but with a cooler color scheme silver might work best.

No matter how you decorate your home for the holidays, it all comes down to what makes you happy. If you are looking for an interior designer specializing in elegant, comfortable home design, contact MJN & Associates Interiors today.