Yes, you know of which I speak:
- Pull out the knitted stockings with Santa and Frosty the Snowman faces gleaming in all their glory.
- Unravel the garland and twist it up on the oak stair railing.
- Hang up the red and green plaid bows on the mantel.
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This year it's about time to do the Holiday Season differently.
For starters... why do Red and Green have to be the colours of Christmas every single year?
Some may be worried that without their trusty red and green, it might not feel cozy enough.
And Christmas has to be cozy. Agreed. Christmas is a time of egg nog, hot mulled apple cider, warm gingerbread cookies, roasted turkey and buttery mashed potatoes, a radiant fire crackling in the fireplace, and large oversized knitted sweaters and Uggs. That is comfort to the max.
But, you can be cozy without resorting to Red/Green colour schemes.
For instance, have a look at this centrepiece:
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What about a white on white palette? What is more Christmas than glistening white SNOW?
This space really plays up textures, which softens the coolness of a white palette. It's very fresh and crisp, like freshly fallen snow on a Saturday morning. The Christmas Tree really speaks for itself in such a neutral space. It becomes a focal, with its evergreen needles decorated with a blend of white ornaments. Lovely, soft, and serene.
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Gorgeous wreaths such as this one can jazz up the traditional green wreaths with a red bow that are on everyone's doors. The crystal look instantly adds glam and will sparkle whether on your front door, or above the fireplace inside. This type of wreath can be found locally at Green's Galore.
Needless to say, don't be afraid this year to get out of the red and green mindset and try something new and fresh for this year's Christmas Holidays!
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