Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Coastal Christmas Style

Today is September 1st. Does that mean summer is officially over and Christmas is coming? Depends on where you live. Certainly in Florida it's not (where I live). But with school back in, summer vacations over and cooler temperatures on the way, I say it's never too soon to look ahead to the holiday season and the coastal style you can bring to your Christmas this year.

Now I know we have a whole fall season to get through before Christmas, but how can we possibly bring beach style to those holidays? A haunted sandcastle? A Thanksgiving clambake? Hardly. But I digress. So...

For a coastal twist on a classic star tree-topper why not switch to a starfish tree-topper? Beautiful, understated and unique, this will bring exciting seaside appeal to your Christmas tree.

But of course, you'll need some great beach-inspired ornaments to go along with your tree-topper. There are thousands of styles to choose from - classy to whimsical, natural to brightly colored. They come in all shapes and sizes too. It just depends on your personal style. There are seashell ornaments (of course). And colorful beach life rings. Or Surfing Santas. There are just too many to name. What's your favorite?

How about a coastal wreath and matching garland. Made of lifelike seaside foliage, twigs and seashells with twinkly lights, you'll think it is 80 degrees out on Christmas day, even if you don't live anywhere near the coast. You can hang the wreath on your door, window or over the fireplace, while placing the garland on your mantle or banister for a dramatic effect.

Replacing traditional stockings and tree skirts with seashore-themed variations is another great touch. Choose from aqua or blue hued skirts and stockings featuring fish, coral and seahorses or maybe opt for something brighter with pink flamingos and palm trees. No matter what, you can't go wrong.

For these and other great beach decorating ideas, check out OceanStyles.com - Beach Decor

1 comment:

nicolette said...

Great decor idea, makes me look forward to Christmas already. But what about Halloween?