BHG Aqua Poppy Christmas Collage Numbered

The color combination of aqua blue and poppy red is a year-round pleaser.  But look how festive it looks as Christmas decor in this Better Homes & Gardens feature.  A country kitchen with bright aqua walls is the perfect backdrop for classic red and white. 

BHG Aqua Poppy Christmas Collage

Along with the fun colors, this room is full of decor that could be handmade.  Paper, fabric, and paint combine forces to create a space that is welcoming and homey.  Talk about merry and bright!

BHG Aqua Poppy Christmas Collage Numbered

In case you want to recreate this look, I’ve tried to find some tutorials to guide you along the way.  Enjoy!

Aqua Poppy Christmas Collage with text

1.  Festive Bunting

Your Home Based Mom pennant tutorial

Pennant Bunting is a wonderful way to decorate for any holiday, since different fabrics and colors can be used to customize the colors.  Here’s a handy tutorial for making your own at Your Home Based Mom.

2.  Holiday Table

I Heart Naptime table runner

Petite Party Studio for I Heart Naptime has some terrific ideas for dressing up a holiday table.  Don’t you love the aqua blue/poppy red combination of fabrics in this table runner?

3.  Mini Shelf Wall Decor

Not Just a Housewife corbel shelf tutorial

I adore this Christmas tree made of simple, small wall shelves!  It’s a clever idea that has endless ways for decorating throughout the year.  Not Just a Housewife has a tutorial for making a small shelf that would be just perfect for a display like this.

4.  White Plate Wall

Liz Marie Blog plate wall diy

This mantel has a collage of white plates above it, instead of the more predictable mirror or artwork.  If you’d like to know more about how to hang your own plate collage, visit Liz Marie Blog.

5.  Handmade Ornaments

Remodelaholic paper ornament diy

For a way to make your own ornaments similar to the ones used on this tree, go check out the tutorial for these pretty scalloped ones at Remodelaholic.

So, I’m curious.  Do you use the same decorations every year for Christmas?  Or do you change up the color scheme and do something different each year?

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  1. I switched last year from red and green to brighter, unconventional colors. I love it, but I’m thinking of doing something a little different next year. My new stockings are black and white, so maybe moving in that direction… it’s fun to switch it up!

  2. I use a lot of the same things from year to year, but I always add a few new things, make a few things, and leave a few things in the boxes that I don’t want to use…So, it’s a little different every year. I think I’m going to try some “bright” in my kitchen next year. 🙂 Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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