Learning how to decorate your shelves for Christmas can be inexpensive, easy and provide joy to your home this Christmas Season.
How to Decorate Shelves for Christmas Video
Ideas for Decorating Shelves for Christmas
Shelves in a space can provided organization but, they can bring out style and personality. When decorating shelves design to reflect your who you are and the people who live in your home.
I believe when decorating any space to focus on one area for a impact. For example, today I am focusing on my shelving unit but, this can be a mantel, stairway or buffet table.
In my living room the first thing my eye goes to is my large shelving unit and that is the space I want to spend the most time designing this Christmas season.
An idea for decorating shelves or any space for Christmas is to find pieces on all shapes and sizes such as large pitchers or vases or dense twigs and cedar.
A variety of shapes and sizes creates interest, movement and definition.
Also, consider color when decorating shelves for Christmas. Choose a color scheme that makes sense within your space. I like using my current home furnishings to decide my color scheme during Christmas time. My living room is cream, brown and blue therefore my Christmas decorations are blue and cream.
Note, you can never go wrong with silver and gold!
Consider adding natural elements to your space such as shelves. Tucking sprigs of greenery and berries are a pleasant touch to create color and interest. Many seasons I have added faux and real greenery and flowers. Depending on budget the possibilities are endless.
Cutting greens to add to your Shelves for Christmas; guess what they are right outside your back door and very cost efficient.
Finally, always consider family members or whoever lives within the home to make decorating personal and exciting.
Simple Ideas for Decorating Shelves for Christmas
When you decide to decorate your shelves, this Christmas consider your spaces style and architecture detail. Yours Christmas Shelves should reflect your space such as contemporary or traditional.
Decorating Shelves for Christmas make the most impact if they flow with your home’s vibe and style!
Christmas Books are a fabulous way to create height and definitions to your shelves for Christmas. I pull out all my Christmas books and choose the best ones with the nicest covers.
Sometimes my Christmas books are children’s books to Martha Stewart Christmas Books.
Pitchers or Vases, I love white pitchers in many shapes and size and use for many things. My pitcher’s collection is fun to decorate because I can add festive berries, cedar and even eucalyptus leaves. Blue and White Ironstone are items I am always looking for at Thrift Stores therefore, you will see on my Christmas Shelves.
Candles and Twinkle Lights are a festive accent and a small detail that makes an impact. If using real candles keep flames well away from all items. All candlesticks should have a tray to catch any drippings and always trim your wicks to prevent and uneven burn or black burn. Never leave any real candles unattended.
On my shelves for Christmas, I used all fake candles that simply turn on and off with a remote. Lighting provides a cozy effect when days are shorter during the Christmas Season.
Christmas Ornaments are a decorative component to add a simple touch to decorating shelves for Christmas.
Adding bowls of ornaments in your Christmas color and a pretty decorating idea for your shelves.
Many Thrifty Christmas Ornaments can be found on the shelves of local thrift shops such as the Salvation Army.. Often you will find me looking for items to complete many spaces within my home such as my shelves. Just remember to shop off season does help on finding the best Christmas decorations. In my experience I find my best Christmas find in January and July.
Shopping at Thrift Stores you will be surprised on how much variety of Christmas Decorations are available. Thrift Stores are filled with tons of ornaments and figurines for all styles including a farmhouse inspired home!
Natural Elements for Decorating Shelves this Christmas
Pinecones and Cedar I love using tons or natural elements during the Christmas season from pine, cedar to boxwood. Simple touches of the outdoors bring the warmest greetings indoors.
Along with natural greenery I like to use sticks, twigs, acorns and pinecones to incorporate the outdoor within my home. Tying pinecones together and grouping greenery sprigs, acorns and twigs can achieve a thrifted, simple effect on a budget. Using many natural elements from the outdoors can give a gorgeous touch to your home Christmas Decorations.
Thrifted Ideas to Decorate Shelves for Christmas
The possibilities are endless but, creating a thrift shelf or shelves for Christmas is easier than you think.
First remember to think about your current decorations such as color.
In my living room I mostly decorated with cream, brown and blues. My Christmas Decoration on my shelves must fit in that color scheme.
Second, consider your decorating style are you traditional, contemporary, country, etc. If does not make sense to decorate shelves for Christmas in a traditional style if your entire space is contemporary.
Third, if your shelves are decorated from the previous season, it is important for you to remove everything and clean the space before proceeding on the current season.
Remove anything that is from the previous season and anything you do not want on that particular shelf.
Fourth, think highlight, showcase and display! Highlight your life. Showcase your progression through your life and display every an all achievements. Only fill your shelves with things you love and makes you smile this Christmas Season.
Fifth, think decorating with neutrals and then decide one to two pops of color to add to your shelves this Christmas Season.
Creating a base of neutrals will keep your shelves looking less clutter and will be pleasant on your eyes.
When adding pops of color in your color scheme, this will create interested and definitions to your shelf’s this Christmas Season.