6 secrets to elevate your Christmas aesthetic

Have you ever wondered what makes the difference between basic Christmas decor and the boring Christmas interiors you see on Instagram and Pinterest? These six secrets will help take your Christmas aesthetics to the next level!

We’ve all been there (yes, even me). You put out all of your Christmas decor and put up your tree just to look around and think “Well, I feel like something’s still missing.” And while I don’t think anyone should compare their Christmas aesthetics and decorations to what they see on social media, I think there is a lot of value to be inspired by and learn from!

So if you’ve seen pictures of beautifully decorated homes and feel like your Christmas aesthetic isn’t quite there, I’ve got you covered. There are a few secrets professionals like me use to elevate our Christmas decorating, and I’m sharing them all with you in this post.

6 secrets to elevate your Christmas aesthetic

Secret #1 – Add holiday artwork to your home.

That’s right, you should replace some of your artwork with Christmas or seasonal artwork to elevate your decor! And it doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult! It can be as simple as buying inexpensive digital prints, printing them at home, putting them in frames you already have on your shelves, etc. (Or if you’re looking for some cute frames perfect for the holidays, check this out. Check out the frames we’ve included in 2022 Holiday Collection)!

But if you really want to level up, you should incorporate some great holiday artwork into your home! Now that I’ve shared this secret with you, you’ll notice that the pictures of the Christmas homes you love always have holiday art big enough to make a hanging holiday effect!

If you are in doubt about adding Christmas artwork to your home, let me show you some examples.

Last year hung This series of Nutcracker art prints at our entrance.

Aesthetic Christmas - Picture of a Colorful Christmas Doorway Decorated with Christmas Art and Brush Trees by Tasha Agroso from Kaleidoscope Living

little hung Winter/Holiday prints from this collection In our bedroom and in Avery bedroom.

Aesthetic Christmas - Christmas decorated bedroom image by Tasha Agruso from Kaleidoscope Living
Aesthetic Christmas - Picture of a girl's bedroom decorated for Christmas by Tasha Agruso from Kaleidoscope Living

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And you swapped out the art that normally sits on this DIY Art Edge In our family room for this Cheer up DIY lighting I have made , This huge shower curtain I stretched it around a wooden frame and This beautiful print of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus. She topped it with a fresh pine wreath and it made a huge impact in our gorgeous room.

Aesthetic Christmas - Picture of a colorful family room decorated for Christmas by Tasha Agruso from Kaleidoscope Living

Last but not least, I’ve had This beautiful piece of cloth For years he hung it in our sitting area above us DIY coffee bar last year. Not sure where to put it this year, but I love it so much!

Aesthetic Christmas - Picture of a sitting area decorated for Christmas by Tasha Agruso from Kaleidoscope Living

And you’ll get total bonus points for displaying festive digital art on your TVs! Remember, you don’t have to have a file Samsung Frame TV (similar to Picture Frame TV) To display art on TV. Check out my tutorial at How to display art on any smart TV!

you can find Your favorite holiday digital TV art is here.

Aesthetic Christmas - Picture of a family room decorated for Christmas by Tasha Agruso from Kaleidoscope Living
Aesthetic Christmas - Christmas decorated bedroom image by Tasha Agruso from Kaleidoscope Living

You can find all of My Favorite Christmas Art for 2022 In this post (I’ve included prints, canvases, and digital options too)!

Secret #2 – Use the right colors for your home all year round.

Christmas decor doesn’t have to be just green and red! You don’t want your holiday decor to feel like it’s sitting on top of your existing furniture and decor. You must feel like your Christmas decor meant being there the whole time!

So, to take your Christmas decorating to the next level, make sure your holiday color palette includes all the colors you love and use in your home year-round. For us, that means including a lot of pink, blue, and green. The only additional color brought into our house for Christmas is red (red isn’t a color I use often other than). But all the other colors we decorate during Christmas are also in our home all year round!

Aesthetic Christmas - Picture of dining room and entryway with colorful accents and glass trees decorated for Christmas by Tasha Agruso from Kaleidoscope Living

Secret No. 3- Decorate your kitchen.

Kitchens are often overlooked when it comes to decorating for Christmas, but they make a huge difference! And you, it is not difficult. My favorite way is to add small wreaths For our kitchen cupboard doors and a wreath over our stove.

I don’t add too much of anything to horizontal surfaces because I can’t afford to waste a bunch of worktop space with a piece of unwieldy decor. but i love how much small wreaths and the Felt the wreath On our range hood gives our kitchen a Christmas feel with little effort. and cute Christmas countdown calendar Fits perfectly over the stove too (bonus – we’re in the kitchen all the time so we actually remember updating it every day).

Aesthetic Christmas - Picture of the kitchen with small wreaths on the cabinets by Tasha Agruso from Kaleidoscope Living

Secret #4 – Add some holiday pillows and blankets.

You don’t have to overuse this unless you want to! But adding some pillows (it doesn’t even need to be holiday-themed – just winter/Christmas-like colors and fabrics) and adding some cozy blankets will go a long way in uplifting the Christmas aesthetic! You can see some of the pillows and blankets I’m using in the photos above!

But this is an example of how much impact a single pillow can have. in our area Guests room, we add a colorful Christmas tree pillow to the bed. We don’t change anything else in the room and this pillow makes it look like Christmas!

Aesthetic Christmas - Guest bedroom picture for Christmas by Tasha Agruso from Kaleidoscope Living

And I can’t wait to use the new “Merry” reversible throw blanket in our family room this year! The other side is the best chessboard pattern!

Reversible Christmas blanket featuring checkerboard pattern on reverse

Secret #5 – Create some “magical” moments in your home.

Think about it…those pictures you’ve seen that really stopped you scrolling aren’t just about pretty Christmas decor and style. There is something magical about them! So try to create some magical moments in your home for the holidays. Again, this doesn’t have to be too difficult or expensive to be really effective.

You created a truly magical moment at the entrance to our dining room DIY Magical Christmas Lanterns.

Aesthetic Christmas - Picture of a dining room with glowing Christmas lanterns decorated for Christmas by Tasha Agroso from Kaleidoscope Living

But without a doubt, the biggest “magical” moment in our house was what I did to change the doors to my twin girl’s bedroom. I I turned it to look like apartment doors And decorate them for Christmas (yes, they stay that way all year long –You can see how they look at other times of the year in this post).

Christmas Aesthetic - Picture of Interior Foyer Doors Decorated for Christmas by Tasha Agruso from Kaleidoscope Living

Secret #6 – Make sure your decor is large enough to make an aesthetic impact.

Whether we’re talking about Christmas decorating or decorating in general, you’ll notice that I don’t show anything smaller than my fist. That’s because very small things don’t make an effect (not a positive effect anyway) and usually look like a mess.

You want your Christmas decor to be large enough to be seen and make an aesthetic impact! This is especially true when decorating open shelves. You’ll notice that everything on our shelves below is large enough to be seen even from a distance. It’s what you want!

Aesthetic Christmas - Picture of open shelves decorated for the holidays by Kaleidoscope Living

This is it! I hope you found these tips for upgrading your Christmas aesthetic helpful! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out on social media!

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