Which one of these …

Posted by on Oct 11, 2010

As the question goes, “Which one of these is not like the other one?” When decorating for any holiday – inside or outside your home – keep that adage in mind. It’s best to group like objects together so it reads like a collection you lovingly acquired over time.

For example, some of the most popular holiday accessories are painted wooden objects. Rather than scatter them around your home, group them together on a console or in one specific room, such as a bathroom. Same goes for crystal pieces, porcelain, or metallics.

To keep the vignette looking harmonious rather than too monotonous, add in candlelight here and there (you get bonus points if the candle holder is of the same material as the other accessories!).

To begin, marshal your holiday decorations on one surface or area, such as a dining table, bed or countertop. When looking at everything at once, you eye will pick up on natural groupings. Remember, “like objects” could be according to material or subject matter. Maybe you have tons of jack o’lanterns or angels, or maybe you have more porcelain pieces in a variety of subject matters. Begin placing like objects together until everything is sorted. Then you can begin placing your holiday accessories around your home.

Grouping like-kind objects is a very simple solution to bring a cohesive look to your holiday decorating!