Ah, the holidays. There’s nothing better than that special feeling that the holiday season brings. In some areas, the temperature is also taking a descent, meaning it’s the perfect time for snuggling all day under fleece blankets while wearing comfy clothes.
Make your holiday season even more special by decorating. If you’ve been already spending more time at home, decorating for the holiday season this year will add a bit of magic to your day-to-day and make your surroundings feel warmer and more inviting. Follow our suggestions below, and you’ll be feeling merrier in no time. Happy decorating!
Not only do candles look good on display around the house, but if you buy scented candles, they can smell oh so wonderful, too. Whether you’re looking for a centerpiece for your dining table or decorative accents around the house, candles can make a home feel more relaxing. Some candle scents can even sooth you, allowing you and those you love to decompress after a long winter day.
You can buy candles with colors matching each room’s overall color scheme. Or you can pick out a few creative options, like Christmas tree candles and candle tins with a holiday-themed design for a more festive approach. The candle’s make and finish will also affect the overall décor, such as a glossy ceramic or sanded glass. Most importantly, add scent to your home with an aromatic candle. Warm vanilla, crisp mint, sweet cinnamon, and earthy pine are good options. Choose the scent you like for a refreshing way to spend a winter day indoors.
Whether you’re working from home or relaxing during off-hours, snuggle under fleece blankets and with throw pillows. Fabrics like wool, cotton, fleece, and cashmere offer the utmost warmth for all-day coziness. Choose a pattern or design that fits into your home décor vision, like classic plaid, fuzzy faux fur, elegant chenille lattice, or a festive snowflake motif. For a special touch, personalize throws so that everyone can have their go-to favorite for nights spent watching holiday specials.
Plants in your home can bring a sense of peace. Thankfully, you can also kill two birds with one stone by adding greenery to your home that features a festive design. Look for boxwood tabletop centerpieces, eucalyptus and berry garland, and Christmas-themed evergreen wreaths for a fresh way to decorate your home for the holidays.
Christmas tree skirts lend a cozy element to your overall indoor holiday décor. Lay down a quilted cotton skirt for a touch of elegance, or accent with a plaid skirt for an eye-catching look.
Christmas stockings have a way of bumping up the holiday spirit in the home. Adults and little ones alike can’t wait to peek in their stockings on Christmas morning to see what candy and stocking stuffers await them. Chunky cable-knit stockings lend cozy vibes to your overall home décor, and stockings with one-of-a-kind holiday designs add more fun. So that kids, adults, and pets can feel special and included, perhaps hang personalized needlepoint Christmas stockings. What better way to add warmth to your home than to let your loved ones know that they’re an important part of the family?
From changing your table linen to something more fitting for the holiday season to Christmas-themed ceramic dinnerware, there are plenty of ways you can update your home décor for the holidays. A sweet way to welcome guests is to switch out your doormat with one that is holiday-themed, with festive details or sayings like “Merry Christmas.”
Upgrade your coffee nook with seasonal mugs for everyone in the family, like a snowflake mug for you or an elf mug for your little girl. Let everyone choose their favorite character or pattern. That way, once it’s time to make hot chocolate and coffee, you can easily find everyone’s mugs.
Replace your usual bathroom towels with towels in seasonal hues. Maybe even hang a Christmas decorative hand towel in the kitchen for a touch of holiday magic.
Trim your tree with a mix of personalized Christmas ornaments and other cheerful decorations. Don’t forget your furry family members. There are plenty of ornaments for dogs too.
Finally, after decorating your mantel as you desire, add some lights to lend even more warmth to your home. Plus, don’t forget to play soft holiday music! Nostalgic holiday songs will set the mood.
A fun way to turn up the cozy factor in your home is to place bean bags for kids in the living room or other common area. Whether you pick out one in a seasonal hue or an eye-catching design, kids (or even adults) will love to lounge in comfort on a bean bag chair throughout the holiday season, especially while playing games on Christmas Day.
All-day cozy comfort doesn’t have to be difficult. On a winter day, those you love will appreciate a warm and inviting home filled with comfy décor.