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Why decorate twice when you can do it once? These Christmas decorations that do double-duty for New Year’s Eve are all about simplifying.
I like to remind you pretty often that you’re intelligent and that you have a great eye. My work here on sarahsarna [dot] com is to share ideas to help you see your style and take action, in this case, with Holiday decorating. In collaboration with Lowe’s, I want to show you a few designer secrets of how Christmas décor can be reused to celebrate the New Year. As the pros know, Christmas decorations that do double-duty for New Year’s Eve save storage space, money, and, best of all, (the luxury of) time.
Christmas lights transition effortlessly into New Years Eve lights, if you choose them in white. White lights provide a classic, neutral glow that can add sparkle to so many occasions. To create more interest than traditional string lights on our Dining Room walls, I selected 5 Pre-Lit Stars with Constant White LED Lights (c/o) that hook easily on the wall, are battery operated, and can be switched on and off without removing them from the wall. The metallic silver stars reflect light and are timeless celebratory symbols that look stylish for Christmas, New Year’s, and several other holidays in between. White lights are key.
Christmas ornaments look just as festive on December 25th as they will on December 31st. In the 101-Pack Gold Ball Ornament Set (c/o) that I picked up, I have ornaments in both shiny and matte finishes, in various textures, which are all shatter-proof. For my Christmas table-for-two, I’m use the gold ball ornaments as trimming on Christmas Stocking place settings, and for a New Year’s Eve bubbly bar, they’ll be placed in clear glass vases on the table for shine, interest, and height. Ornaments serve far more than just a tree.
Votive candles, also known as tea lights, in glass votive holders look amazing 365 days of the year. Tea lights provide compact, flickering illumination that warms up every table, and flatters every face. These gold graphic glass candle holders add pattern and neutral color, perfect for Christmas and celebrating the New Year. When it comes to votives, you can’t have too many.
A round mirrored serving tray (c/o), with an ornate gold-leaf border, such as this one, is associated with Christmas because of its intricacy and glitz, but it’s also perfect for a New Year’s Eve celebration with friends and family. For my Christmas table-for-two, a miniature Pre-Lit Tree Christmas Tree with Constant White Incandescent Lights is centered on the tray, and for the New Year’s Eve bubbly bar, I’ll set champagne flutes inside the tray. A gold serving tray with a mirrored bottom is in fact, a must-have home accessory, year-round.
The metallic color palette that many Christmas decorations have flows naturally into NYE decor. Silver, gold, champagne, and other mirrored, reflective, or metallic décor is glamorous by design, and will likely stretch suitably from the 25th to 31st.
This season, once your Christmas decorations are in place, give them a second chance to shine on NYE. Let Christmas decorations do double-duty for New Year’s festivities, and save yourself storage space, time, and, money.