The idea of decorating a room or party around a theme has been popular for ages, especially around the holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, each one has it's own themes that offer great opportunities for decorating, but none of them offer quite as much as Christmas. That's why each year, department stores choose a theme for their Christmas decorations. Party planners choose a theme for the focus of big celebrations.
The Tournament of Roses President chooses a theme for the festivities on New Year's Day. Parents choose a theme to decorate their child's room.
It's only natural that you'd think of choosing a theme to decorate your home for Christmas. Having a unified theme helps the look to flow from room to room or tree to table.
Choose to showcase a special collection that you can't have on display all year. Christmas is the perfect time to give these items a place of distinction, enjoy them, share them, then put them away until next year.
Plan a party around a theme. Children love a breakfast with Santa, my musical friend plans a dinner around a musical theme each Christmas, and another friend invites her dearest friends for luncheon each hoiday time and the theme is "love." Everything is decorated in red and white with hearts everywhere.
Even if you don't do a lot of decorating for Christmas, it's natural to decorate a Christmas tree with a theme. Place a small Christmas tree in a child's bedroom decorated with small toys, miniature dolls, or small sports items. Add twinkling white lights and you'll have a wonderful nightlight for the holiday season.
Welcome guests with a small tree in the guest room. Place a small tree in a corner of the kitchen counter, decorated with miniature kitchen items found in a toy store.
As you read about our ideas for Christmas decorating themes, you'll probably realize that you can think of many more, ones that particularly express your interests. Gather up items that are special to you, add a red bow or ornament hook, and get decorating.
We've provided links to slide shows of many of the themes. Enjoy!