You think it’s all about red and green
Just because red and green are the go-to color palette of Christmas doesn’t mean your holiday decorations need to follow suit. “One big mistake is forcing red and green. It’s not necessary at all! Coordinate your holiday accessories around your home’s day-to-day décor,” says Jacquin Milhouse-Headen, owner and editor of Interiors by Jacquin. For example, you could use your main color scheme (teal, purple, maroon) as a base and accent it with metallic holiday-themed items in gold or silver. “I’ve seen beautiful garland in every shade,” she says. Find out the real reason Christmas colors are red and green.
You put your Christmas tree in the wrong place
If you go through all the trouble of cutting down and decorating a Christmas tree, it should be the star of the room. That means a little furniture rearrangement is worth it to find the perfect place to stand your tree, ideally in a visible corner or against a main wall where it immediately draws your eye. And be mindful of what’s around it; make sure it’s far away from fireplaces, radiators, space heaters, and anything else that could cause it to catch fire.