As Michelle Obama unveiled the Christmas decorations this year, we take a page or two from the decorations we saw. Here are some White House inspired tips for your homes this holiday season.
Christmas decorations inspired from the White House
- e theme– The theme for this year is ‘Gather Around’ , a unified celebration of the holidays with friends and family, appropriate for this holiday season. The decorations also honor the military families this year. In the season of ‘giving’, perhaps this tradition started by the First Lady will be a time-honored tradition in the coming years and honor the brave soldiers who fight our battles.
- Decorations – The basic underlying thought is to decorate the eco-friendly way. All the decorations have been made by volunteers and are hand-crafted using recycled materials. A lot of the decorations are also made from repurposed books. We should take this message of being environmentally friendly well and incorporate it in our Christmas decorations by reusing and recycling stuff.
- The theme – Going with the theme, each room is decorated separately but unified in the warm colors of the holiday season which are used everywhere. The idea is to stick to tradition and keep the colors natural.
- The trees – Varying sizes of trees are displayed in every room. All of the trees being used are natural and display different kinds of ornaments. The common feature in each of these trees is however, that all of them have been decorated using eco-friendly materials. Red-berries, pinecones, flowers, sugared fruits, papier mache stars and hand embroidered ribbons are the only decorations you can find, emphasizing on the environmentally friendly aspect. If shimmer has been used , it is used as paint on bio-degradable stuff like pinecones and nutcrackers. You can use all of these while decorating your home for Christmas. Since all the decorations are hand-crafted by volunteers, you can DIY at your own home too!
- The different rooms – There are different sights to be seen in every room of the White House. In the library, the basket at the foot of the fireplace is something you can include in your home. The East Colonnade has wreaths which are evergreen and stained glass and the Red room has a fantastic display of a flower arrangement of scarlet and fuchsia flowers and berries which you can try out in your homes. Also check out the fresh greenery on the mantelpiece and the creative use of cylinder glass votive holders to display the theme ‘Gather Around’.