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5 Ways to Deck Your Halls with Holiday Artwork

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 4, 2012 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, Home and Garden
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When most of us think of holiday decorations, we think of things like tinsel, wreaths, bows, and of course Christmas trees. While all of those things are important, the right artwork can be another wonderful way to add a touch of Holiday flare to your home.

1.Think Outside the Box

A painting doesn’t necessarily have to feature Santa Claus or a Christmas tree in order to put you and your guests in the Holiday mood. Consider choosing pieces that depict general winter themes, such as a cozy log cabin in the midst of a snowstorm or a family all cuddled up together around the fireplace. Also, don’t forget to include photography or framed art prints for your Holiday decor. High-quality photographs of things like ornaments, mistletoe and other Holiday favorites add splashes of color to your home, especially if you surround them with beautiful gold or silver frames.

2. Choose a Different Theme For Each Room

One fun idea that you can use while decorating your home is to give each room a different theme. Make the kitchen all about Santa and his elves. Decorate the living room like a white Winter wonderland. Maintain respect for the true meaning of the season by creating a nativity scene and keeping all of your religious decorations nearby. You can find beautiful framed artwork to fit with any of these themes, and your kids will be sure to love it! Another creative idea is to assign each room of your home a different Holiday color and stick to using artwork that features each color predominately.

3. Collect and Trade

If the need to mix things up and have different decorations each year has kept you from investing in items like artwork in the past, consider starting a decoration trading program with your closest friends and family members. Every year, each of you can pick out five or six pieces that you’ve grown bored with and exchange them. By the time your original pieces make their way back to you, they’ll seem like new again.

4. Visit Thrift Shops

If you’re on the lookout for Holiday themed paintings, photographs and other framed artwork, consider checking thrift stores all throughout the year. People often donate artwork to thrift stores and you never know what you might find. Bargain and discount closeout stores are also a great place to look, not only for the artwork itself but, for frames that you can use for prints you purchase online.

5. Make Your Own

The best possible way to end up with Holiday themed art that you’re sure to love is to make your own! Put on some Christmas music, gather the kids, collect some paint brushes, lay down some newspaper and let your creativity run free. No matter what your level of artistic skill, you and your loved ones can create something beautiful that you will enjoy hanging on the wall for many years to come. If you absolutely can’t draw, considering creating abstract pieces using holiday colors such as green, red, silver and gold.

No matter what themes you choose when decorating your home, adding artwork along with your regular Holiday items will be sure to brighten the mood this Christmas, making it easy to get into the spirit and enjoy your time with your family. Isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

Being a hobby and art lover at heart makes it easy for Nadine Swayne to be a contributing writer for Artismo.com.  Artismo is a leading online supplier of framed art prints that will liven your Holiday home decor, and they also make certain that the beauty of your art is exceeded only by their craftsmanship.


17 Responses to 5 Ways to Deck Your Halls with Holiday Artwork

  1. Billie says:

    I never had any desire to collect holiday or seasonal items until recently. I’m still developing my style though.

  2. Alex says:

    I love making my own decorations! I just don’t like store-bought stuff that much :p

  3. What great tips! I love decorating for the holidays!

  4. I like to put a couple vintage holiday cards tucked in mirror frames.

  5. I wish I could get in to thrifting. It seems like such a great way to get things you wouldn’t normally buy.

  6. My daughter is going to a party and needs an ugly Christmas sweater, so we went thrifting today. I found a couple of adorable Christmas baskets that are perfect for a project I’m doing, and they were so cheap! I’m going back!

  7. Mellisa says:

    Thrift Stores are a fantastic place to find vintage Christmas decor.

  8. These are some really great tips! Thanks!

    • Nadine S says:

      Thanks! Sometimes we get caught up in the store bought decor when we can image our own ideas at home.

  9. Those are fun ideas – My mom always pulled out old artwork from us she collected and loved. Still does actually!

  10. Alison says:

    A different theme for each room. Oh man I could probably go crazy! 🙂

  11. Erin Wall says:

    I love making my own decorations as well. This blog has provided some very useful tips that I will apply this holiday season in my own house!! I love the holidays!!!

  12. Nadine S says:

    I’m glad these tips inspired you. I love taking a different way to life!

  13. pisa l. says:

    Thanks for sharing these great tips.

  14. Kara Marks says:

    Nice ideas–thanks!