Christmas Decorating Ideas
Inspired By The Outdoors
Many of the most classic Christmas scenes take place in beautiful winter settings and somehow make us believe that stepping outside in stylish winter boots will be much more enjoyable than it actually is. The winter elements are typically more inviting from behind foggy windows with a mug warming our hands. We don't want to spend an entire day out in the cold, but we do want to create that wintery Christmas feeling in our homes, and that means bringing the outdoors in. If you like the look of winter or are just a nature fan, check out these holiday decorating ideas.
There are several traditional holiday symbols from nature that are commonly used to decorate. Holly has deep roots in many ancient cultures, and its use as a Christian symbol has connected it to Christmas permanently. A sign of faith and prosperity in the winter months, it also boasts a traditional holiday palette with red berries and green leaves that's perfect for a classic design in your home. Mistletoe also has an interesting history, known as a symbol of peace during war as well as a sacred plant in the Norse mythology. The white berries are also a great complement to Christmas decor. Plus, mistletoe is bound to inspire an amusing, innocently awkward moment.
Plants aren't the only living things we encounter in the outdoors. There are a variety of animals associated with Christmas that make great decorations during the holiday season. There are some of the more obvious symbols like the reindeer pulling Santa's sleigh or the camels who brought the three wise men to the birth of Jesus. Christian households also round out their animal decor with donkeys like the one that carried Mary into Bethlehem or with meaningful symbols such as lambs or sheep. Lesser used but equally worth decorating with are the countless birds of the holiday season, like turtle doves, robins and wrens, which are popular as Christmas ornaments.
Outdoor enthusiasts don't need an excuse to work camouflage into their Christmas decor. And really, the green color palette works great for the holiday season. From camo Christmas ornaments to stockings or even a camo Christmas tree, it's easier than ever to blend a bit of camouflage with your traditional holiday decorations. It also sets the tone for a bountiful season of camo gifts to delight every outdoor enthusiast in the family. With all the camo options out there, possibilities are endless for turning your ordinary Christmas scene into a camo-inspired masterpiece.
Light It Up
Who says the bright, festive decorations have to stay out on the lawn? Christmas is the season for lights in all shapes and sizes. From string lights swirled into garlands on the mantel or woven throughout the banister on the staircase to marquee letter lights with a holiday twist, lighting is the showstopper every statement room needs. But for every bright, shiny room you have, there should be a few arrangements of candles or accent lighting to set the mood at night and offer a glimpse of the calm Christmas spirit. Christmas decorations that light up, such as holiday figures or tea light holders, are perfect for creating that classic, low-light holiday atmosphere everyone loves, and is particularly enjoyed by little kids who might be scared of the dark.
Bringing a bit of the outdoors into your home is easier than you might imagine. There are many seasonal symbols from the outdoors to create that cozy winter look and feel. Start your holiday decorating with LTD Commodities, and cross some hard-to-find items off your list with something for everyone in the family, including Christmas gift ideas for dads.