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Give a fun and fresh twist to traditional Christmas decorations this holiday season. Deck the halls, living room, dining room, and all of your favorite spaces with a bold green-and-yellow color scheme that's both unique and inviting.
When using an unconventional color palette for your Christmas decorating, add traditional touches that will still allow your home to have a festive appeal. Here, an entryway table topped with tall, cut orchids, glittering glass-enclosed candles, and decorative white Christmas trees shows off this home's gallant green and sunny yellow color scheme. An unadorned garland swept across the banister of the curved stairway adds both texture and a natural feel to the foyer.
A lime green table runner swept across a dining room table adds a contrasting pop of color to this room's canary yellow walls. A touch of boxwood in the chandelier makes the space party ready. Use floral wire to attach sprigs of boxwood. Start at the bottom of the chandelier and work up, attaching the boxwood sprigs in layers. Be sure all of it is pointing downward.
This Christmas, skip the traditional red-and-green display and treat your table to a fresh and sunny new look. Trade standard evergreens for large green and white hydrangea blossoms and swap holly for lemon yellow berries. Simple, colorful changes add a cheerful splendor to your everyday dining room space.
Dress up everyday white dishes for Christmas with brilliant green and sunshine yellow accents. Wrap a crisp green napkin as you would a small Christmas gift package, adding a flourish of fresh greenery and a tiny white ornament. Then, tie the napkin with a contrasting yellow ribbon and a personalized polka dot gift tag. To complete this cheery look, place a sunshine yellow rose beside the place setting of each of your holiday guests.