Using the Colors of Hanukkah in Decor
During the dark, drab winter months, celebrating the joy of light and beauty is especially important.
The Festival of Lights known as Hanukkah in the Jewish religion is a great opportunity to celebrate the light brightness of the season. One way to incorporate it into the living room decor is to use the colors that are so prominent in its traditional decorating. Blue, silver, and white are the perfect color combination to make a statement and bring out the reflected beauty in your living room’s decor.
One of the easiest ways to bring the colors into your living room decor is to incorporate them in the fabrics that make up the room. You may already have some of them in your current color scheme so adding additions to the space will not be that difficult. Consider hanging dark blue velvet drapes with a white or silver sheer behind them for the most dramatic effect. If you have slipcovered furniture, replacing the normal sofa slipcover with a blue or white one is also another way to quickly change the look and feel of the room. Fabrics, especially metallic silver, can be expensive to add if you do not save them, so take the time to care for them properly and store them after the season has passed. You will find that, when properly cared for, you will be able to use them for many years to come.
Toss and Throw
Another way to infuse the living room with the silver, white, and blue color scheme is to add throw pillows and throw blankets to the living room’s decor. A well-placed white throw blanket over the back of a blue, slipcovered sofa can make quite a difference in the feel of the room. Pillows on the sofa, armchair, and even floor pillows can make an impact on how the color scheme for Hanukkah is infused into the space. The bigger and fluffier the pillows and throw blankets are, the more comfortable the space will seem.
Adding traditional Hanukkah decorations can also help to infuse the colors of the season into the living room’s decor. A silver menorah placed on the mantel or on the coffee table will instantly add the reflective properties of the metal to the room’s color scheme. If you want a fun and festive look, consider hanging white, blue and silver decorative balls by lengths of ribbons from the curtain rods. Not only will they add color, but they will also create a fun look that will bring a smile to your face while you are enjoying the living room.
Decorating for Hanukkah is a great way to add the color and personality to the living room that you desire during the holiday season. The addition of bright colors and lit candles will make the room feel homier and more welcome. It is also a great way to add some personality to the room during those dull winter months when the outdoors is dull and drab.
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