22. October 2012
While modern Christmas decor is gaining popularity, the majority of consumers prefer traditional decor themes. Traditional Christmas decorating is comprised of many features, styles and colors.
While traditional decor has changed slightly over the years, certain elements have remained the same.
Natural Accessories and Christmas Trees
In the past people decorated fresh trees with hand strung popcorn, cranberries and dried oranges. This is no longer popular as these decorations have a limited lifespan. However, it is worth noting that many consumers still choose to purchase live trees. While the smell and ambiance of live tree is priceless, live trees do have their disadvantages. These are listed below.
Due to the inconveniences that come with buying a live tree, many people opt for artificial Christmas trees. Artificial trees come in a variety of heights, shapes, widths and colors. Consumers who want traditional Christmas decor should opt for a green tree.
Decorating the Christmas Tree
The traditional Christmas decor colors are red, green, gold and white. While yellow, silver and blue can be used, these are the primary traditional colors. The first step in decorating a traditional Christmas tree is selecting lights. Ideally, consumers will use white or yellow lights.
Those who have the time can string cranberry and popcorn together. Consumers who prefer to keep fruit and popcorn off their tree can buy artificial versions of these decorations. The next step of the process is choosing baubles and decorations for the tree. Almost any decorations which fit within the traditional color scheme will complement the tree.
Decorating the Home
One of the most important parts of Christmas decor is decorating the home. Adding braided area rugs, wooden accents, colored textiles, wall hangings, throw pillows and Christmas crafts will add to the atmosphere of the home.
Consumers can utilize old-fashioned looks and styles without making their home look outdated. While old-fashioned accents and rugs may not work at other times of the year, at Christmas they give the house a comfortable atmosphere. Buyers who want to take their decorating to the next level may want to invest in large pieces of decor. Some examples of these items are large rugs, rocking chairs and standing decorations. Certain modern items will also look good in traditional homes. For example, a statue of Santa will not look out of place.
Buying decorations is not a difficult task. Consumers will be able to pick up almost everything they need at a local department store. If buyers want to bring home special items such as vintage decorations, they will need to shop around. Decorations that are hard to find in regular stores are generally available for sale on the internet. If a consumer does decide to shop online, he or she should make sure that they shop at least a month or two before Christmas. Many online stores have delivery delays at this time of the year.