You have a pretty picture in your mind of what a Wonderful Christmas should be, don’t you? Warm browns, white, shiny. White and red or green with stars and stripes. There is mistletoe, and mistletoe at the drop of a hat. This is definitely not a time for “disaster” with fire hazards and all that mess!
A great time to bring the old into the new is by using vintage white Christmas decorations. If your looking for ideas on how to decorate without being “out of the box”, then this is where it’s at! Don’t think you can pull off another holiday theme like mistletoe without using white. It just doesn’t work. But, if you want the basics without going overboard, then let’s go over some basic ideas for Christmas decorations without going broke.
First, let’s talk about the classic look. It’s all about the color scheme and using vintage Christmas ornaments to achieve that look. But, you don’t have to be stuck in the 1950s. Go all out and create a Christmas scene worthy of Hollywood. Here are some 1940s Christmas decorations to get you started:
Remember when you were young and decorated your Christmas tree with plastic ornaments? Now it’s time to step back in time with some vintage Christmas decorations that will make your Christmas special. A little bit of color goes a long way with these vintage ornaments and we’ll cover some of the most popular Christmas colors with this article. This will give you a great start.
You can choose to go with white, green or pink for your bulbs and garlands, so these are a great start for those who want more color, but aren’t quite ready for the bolder or darker colors. Remember, though, you can always choose other hues for your decorations. Just use them as inspiration for your next vintage Christmas decorating ideas.
If you want to get really wild with your 1940s Christmas decorations, there are plenty of ways to do that. Start by finding ornaments from the wild pastels of days gone by. Decorate your home with yellows, pinks, blues, purples and even some greens. You can find these ornaments at flea markets, antique shops and you should be able to find some really unique ones to add to your collection at garage sales, too. You can also have one of your kids make a vintage Christmas ornament or take one to the craft store so they can add it to their own collection.
Vintage Christmas decorations don’t have to stop in the 1970s either. You can still find lots of them on the market today. Take a look around the Christmas section at the mall, you’ll find lots of different decorative pieces that you can buy to give your home a period look. Or, go online to a website that specializes in ornaments and decorations. They’ll have lots of vintage items from yesteryear and you’ll be able to find just what you’re looking for.
Remember, whatever you decide on, remember that you can always change your mind. Or, if you’re tired of a particular decorating theme, it doesn’t mean you have to part with it. Just think about how you want your home to look when you’re in it and then choose something that you like. A little imagination and effort will help you get there!
Once you have an idea for your decorations, the next step is to start making some lists. Put together a list of all the materials you’ll need, the amount you’ll need to purchase, and the colors you’re looking for. When you’re done making a list, be sure to keep track of which colors you bought and which ones you left.
The next step is to start decorating. If you’re looking to stand out this year, consider putting up decorations that are bold and unusual. This year’s theme is Santa Claus, so if you’re going to use metallic red and white garlands, then make sure that they match. You can also use shiny tinsel or shiny buttons and ribbons in the same way as you did last year. You’ll end up with a festive look that will really get your neighbors wondering if you came to steal their presents!
Remember that you’ll want to plan carefully when you’re buying your 1940s Christmas decorations. If you don’t take the time to do this, you might end up getting a set that you don’t really like or one that doesn’t fit in with the look you put into your home. Also remember that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great look. Look around your house and add a few extra touches to the room that you want to host this year’s Christmas party.