If you are thinking about how you’ll decorate and prepare your home for the upcoming holidays, you aren’t alone. The most stressful time of the year is quickly approaching yet you shouldn’t let the holiday pressures get the best of you. Adopt the holiday home tips outlined below and you and your family will enjoy a festive home that feels professionally finished.
One of the best days to make your home feel festive is to make it smell like the holidays. Pick up some potpourri or scented candles and place them by your home’s entry points. When you smell the aroma of mint, pumpkin, pecan or cinnamon, you’ll really feel the holiday spirit.
A Unified Theme
Opt for a single theme or style for your home’s holiday decorations. This means sticking to two to three colors at a maximum. Don’t mix and match all sorts of colors and styles throughout the home as they’ll prove to be too distracting. Go with complementary colors combinations like gold and brown or blue and silver.
Alter Your Living Room Furniture
One of the simplest ways to change your home’s aesthetic for the holidays is to rearrange your living room for an emphasis on your fireplace or Christmas tree. Space out your furniture so that the living room’s focal point becomes the fireplace along with your hanging stockings or the Christmas tree.
Adorn your home’s doors and walls with green holiday wreaths with some festive decorations. Add some red ribbon, pine cones and other holiday flare that will make your home appear warm and inviting.
Don’t use all of your Christmas lights on your tree. Save some to string along the living room and the rest of the home. Don’t hesitate to use white lights throughout the home as they’ll look good with any other color.
Institute An Affordable Family Tradition
One of the best ways to get into the holidays is to develop a simple but unique family tradition. It doesn’t have to be anything extravagant. Try to find something in the holiday clearance section. One idea is to decorate a wreath.
You’ll have fun gathering items with your family and placing them along the wreath. It’ll also make for a lovely home decoration. Pick out cost effective adornments like pine cones, feathers and ribbons..
Pick out some holiday themed throw blankets with Christmas colors or designs that will add cheer to your living room. Aside from boosting your living room’s aesthetic, you can use throw blankets in a pinch if you find that you need another layer for your holiday bedding.
Make Use Of Candles
Place candles all around your home. A candle makes the room feel much warmer and festive while also providing a lovely smell. There’s nothing more inviting than the lovely glow of candlelight.
Holiday Table Linens
Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners should be held on a table covered with seasonal linens. Choose table linens with cute holiday images or colors. If you’d prefer that the focus remain on your meal, opt for a solid orange or brown table linen for your Thanksgiving dinner and a rich red or green for your Christmas dinner.
One of the coolest ways to make your home look and feel festive is to add fire salts to your fireplace. When you throw these salts into a lit fireplace, it’ll produce some amazing colored flames.
Utilize one or more of these holidays tips to create a holiday home experience for you, your family and any guest you might be entertaining this year.