In the past two blog posts, I have given you ideas for extreme Christmas decorations. To me this means that every wall, floor, ceiling, stair railing, table, couch, chair, and door is fair game for decorating. Did I miss anything? I actually only decorate the rooms guests will see or that are the main rooms we live in: foyer, kitchen, living, dining, family and bathrooms. But those are enough rooms to still go to decorating extremes!
Christmas Decorations for Bathroom, Kitchen and Dining Rooms
When it comes to the bathrooms, I get a little carried away. Normal towels are removed and replaced with colorful Christmas towels with the hand towels having cute sayings embroidered on them. I have a golden sleigh that holds decorative hand-made soap with various soap tidbits inside such as poinsettias, bells and holly. Holiday rugs blanket the floors and the shelves have been sprinkled with small ceramic or wood Santa’s, elves and snowmen. The normal liquid soap dispenser, air freshener and tissue holders have disappeared and substituted with Christmas themed decor. And, of course, the walls have been embellished with smaller holiday decorations.
The kitchen has assorted ceramic and wood holiday figures on the counters, bowls of ornaments, and hanging ornaments from the main kitchen light. A Santa that spins up and down hangs from the pot rack and a decorated wood boy dressed in holiday clothes stands in the corner. The kitchen table has Christmas place mats that I bought at a craft fair and a centerpiece with gold and red round ornaments surrounding the greens.
The dining room is especially festive because everyone will be eating here. There is a large Christmas centerpiece with beautiful green and red candles, pine cones, holiday ribbon, and brightly colored ornament balls. Red strands of beads and loose greens adorn the chandelier. Gold candle Christmas trees are set on the holiday table cloth, large red ribbon bows are attached to the back of each chair and each additional table has a fresh flower holiday arrangement. Silverware has been rolled into Christmas napkins and wrapped with ribbon and placed by each setting.
An inexpensive way to use items you already own such as pine cones and tree branches is to spray paint them in colors such as silver, gold or red. Stand the sprayed branches in any tall vase or planter; display the sprayed pine cones in a basket, bowl or vase and add the same colored ornament balls into the container (think silver sprayed pine cones mixed with silver round ornaments). It looks very elegant.
You can also take any clear container and fill it with strands of beads, whether it be jewelry type beads or garland beads that you would normally put around the Christmas tree. Craft and dollar stores sell clear/green glass containers and larger glass decorative stones that would look festive.
In front of the fireplace I have a bowl of pine scented pot potpourri and three elves. A large wreath above the mantel completes the look. Of course, don’t forget to hang the mistletoe from a ceiling!
I hope that you have obtained a few new ideas to make your house warm and festive this holiday season. For more ideas read our recent blogs that cover decorating the entrance way, foyer, family & living rooms.
Poinsettias are an easy way to add color around your house. To find more information on poinsettias read our article, Things You May Not Know about Poinsettias, at our sister site, Christmas Ornaments.com