Decorating Your Home for the Holidays

Decorating Your Home for the Holidays

The holiday season presents people with the opportunity to turn their homes into a magical winter wonderland. If you love doing more than simply putting up the Christmas tree and hanging a few string lights up outside, you have come to the right place. In this post, we will take a look at a few creative ways you can decorate your home for the holiday season and make it a warmer, cozier, and more inviting atmosphere.

Hang Your Holiday Cards Somewhere Else

Most people will put up every holiday card they receive on their refrigerator, and while that certainly is a great way to dress up the refrigerator a bit for the holidays, there are plenty of other ways you can showcase holiday cards. One way to do that is by hanging Christmas garland or a wreath on a wall in your home and hanging the cards on the garland. It just instantly makes the cards look even more festive, and it will act as a lovely décor piece on a bare wall in your home.

Don’t Neglect Your Mantel

If you have a fireplace mantel in your home, it’s an ideal place to showcase Christmas décor. The sky's the limit, and you can put your own spin on how you choose to decorate it. You may prefer to keep things simple with a bit of garland, or you could go all out with a winter wonderland theme complete with fake snow, snowman figurines, and other North Pole characters. Better yet, have your kids included in the mantle decorating process and see what fun ideas they come up with.

Decorate Your Furniture

You know what will make your sofa look even cozier and inviting? Swapping out your regular throw pillows for holiday-themed throw pillows and draping a colorful, festive blanket or two across the back of the sofa. If there are other pieces of furniture in your living room or throughout your house, such as a lazy boy or a rocking chair, you can add a small Christmas throw pillow or blanket.

Give Your Home a Warm Glow

No matter what decorations you end up using to dress up your home for the holiday season, most people love achieving a warm glow throughout their home. Candles are a perfect choice, especially if you are hosting family for dinner or throwing a holiday party. However, if you want to keep that warm glow going throughout your house at all times but don’t want to worry about possible fires, opt for LED candles. They make your home look great from the inside and the outside when you place them on window sills throughout your home. You could also take LED string lights and stuff them in rustic, quaint lanterns. This is a great décor piece for both the interior and the exterior of your home.

Accent With Red

Aside from green, red is the most popular color during the holiday season, so it only makes sense to incorporate bits of red throughout your home. Accent different areas of your home with things like a red throw pillow, a red blanket, a red stocking, or a few poinsettias. If you want to incorporate even more red into your home, get creative by decorating with things like red plaid place settings or a berry wreath to hang on your front door.

Make Christmas Trees

No home should be without a big green Christmas tree all decorated and lit up. But if you want to put up extra Christmas trees in your home this holiday season, get creative by making things like book Christmas trees and Christmas card trees. Simply stack up as many books as you can until it resembles a Christmas tree. To “decorate” it, string a few LED lights around your little book Christmas tree. If you like the Christmas card tree idea, find a bare wall in your home and hang up all the cards you get in the shape of a Christmas tree.

Set Up a Santa Station

If you have kids in the house, this is a particularly fun holiday decorating project. Find a spot in your home where you and the kids can set up a little station for Santa. Use a small chalkboard to write a special message to Santa and decorate the area as you please. Include a cute, decorative cup that can be used to fill up with milk on Christmas Eve. Set out a plate to put the cookies on and include another little plate to fill with special treats like carrots for the reindeer. Accent with small decorative pieces like garland or pinecones and a candle or two.

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