Haute Hanukkah Decorating Ideas
Bring modern style and sophistication to your Hanukkah table with a mix of metallics and layered blues.
Create a Custom Table Runner
No sewing machine? No problem! Create a custom table runner with three yards of satin folded into thirds, then top it off with a layer of metallic crafting sheer. The bound edges of the metallic crafting sheer add a graphic edge which gives the layered textiles a finished, tailored look.
Coordinate With Gold Flatware
For an unexpected touch at your Hanukkah dinner table, consider using gold flatware in place of traditional silver. To ensure longevity, strictly use it for special occasions. The more frequently gold is run through the dishwasher, the more likely it is to show its age.
Mix Gold With Wintry Hues for Your Napkin Rings and Place Card Holders
Something you should keep in mind when choosing the proper gold for your Hanukkah decor is to stick with shades of gold that have yellow undertones. Yellow gold mixes well with blue, the most popular color associated with Hanukkah. Brown-gold and orange-gold tones create more of an autumnal look and are trickier to mix with wintry colors.
Go Modern With a Manzanita Branch Menorah
For a fresh take on the classic menorah, consider a manzanita branch candelabrum as your table’s centerpiece. Many manufacturers offer metallic manzanita sculptures that come with eight integrated holes for candles. You can also try the do-it-yourself approach by spray-painting a manzanita branch with metallic spray paint and adding small scraps of wood with hot glue, wire or screws to create a space to accommodate tea lights.
Choose a Classic Winter Flower
Lilies are the ideal flower choice when it comes to winter decorating. To give lilies Hanukkah flair, place them in metallic vases made of classic materials such as mercury glass.
Take It to the Floor
One design element homeowners may skip when decorating their dining and gathering spaces for Hanukkah is the floor. To carry the color scheme down to the floor, consider a solid, textural area rug in blue, gold or silver. During the holidays, swap the year-round rug out for a Hanukkah rug, and instantly the entire room will take on a seasonal vibe. No need to spend a fortune either… outdoor area rugs on discount sites like www.overstock.com will do the trick!
Add Glamour With Metallic Gift Wrapping
Add some glamour to your Hanukkah decor this season with gifts wrapped in metallic paper. A fresh color scheme for gifts is turquoise, royal blue, gold and silver. Goes beyond gift giving… wrap empty boxes for a decorative touch.
Decorate a Hanukkah Tree
As many modern-day families start to combine religions, new holiday traditions begin to take shape. For households where both Christmas and Hanukkah are celebrated, consider outfitting a white tree with ornaments in shades of blue, gold and silver.
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