There's a time and a place for tradition and many might say that time is now.
Not me.Call me a Grinch, but I must admit that come the holiday season, I feel the urge to purge the red, white and green. Don't get me wrong, I have no beef with Santa's red suit, the crisp winter white of freshly fallen snow, and my tree is still evergreen, but I do love me a mod merry colour scheme when it comes to decorating my home and wrapping my gifts come Christmas Eve. This year I may choose all the colours of the rainbow. And I'm not alone: Maria Killam's Chilliwack, B.C home, featured in the January 2015 issue of Canadian Living, got a citrus-inspired seasonal facelift that had me shedding the dreary winter blues and feeling Florida orange-fresh! [caption id="attachment_12631" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hot pink, orange, yellow and acid green accents fill the Killam holiday home featured in the January 2015 issue of Canadian Living[/caption] If you feel like you might be ready to make a commitment to holiday colour, why not ease into this new way of seeing the festive season in a few easy steps. Step 1. Pretty paper ornaments herald in colour that won't break the bank. [caption id="attachment_12633" align="aligncenter" width="551"] Paper ornaments via minieco.co.uk[/caption] Step 2. If you think it won't cause rebellion in the ranks, try replacing yester-year's yule log with a parcel cake they won't want to wait for Christmas day to tear into. [caption id="attachment_12638" align="aligncenter" width="352"] Holiday parcel cake via cakesdecor.com[/caption] Step 3. Take a few baby steps further with a trad green tree decked with a graduating rainbow of ornaments. [caption id="attachment_12635" align="aligncenter" width="376"] Rainbow tree via inspiredbycharm.com[/caption] Step 4. A tablescape of colourful accents is a great way to get everyone in the merry-making mood without making a full commitment to a festive makeover. [caption id="attachment_12636" align="aligncenter" width="519"] image via Pinterest[/caption] Step 5. Take it outside with a light-brite tree that won't clash with your interior decor (your neighbours will love you!) [caption id="attachment_12634" align="aligncenter" width="381"] image unknown[/caption] Step 6. If you're finally ready for full immersion into a new holiday tradition, try a white Christmas tree bedecked with a profusion of fanciful rainbow hues. [caption id="attachment_12637" align="aligncenter" width="288"] Tree via whovillgrinchmas.blogspot.com[/caption]
Are you inspired to try your hand at a colourful Christmas?