Now is the time of year to bring cheer to your home this holiday season. Here are some simple holiday decorating ideas that you can do in and around your home to bring in the Christmas spirit:
Create a warm welcome: a wonderful way to light up your home during the holidays is by using a variety of lights. Line the lights up along front walkways, driveways, and porches for a fiery Christmas display. Arrange the lights in whatever way you desire.
Drape your mailbox: wrap sheer ribbon loosely around a pine garland and drape the garland around the mailbox. Wire clusters of bright red berries to the top of the post, and finish with a big bow.
Put out Christmas lanterns: arrange a grouping of festive lanterns at your entryway for quick and easy holiday style. Consider using flameless candles as a worry-free alternative to regular candles.
Hang vintage ornaments: no need to reinvent your decorations each Christmas; stick with the familiar. It's okay to use the same ornaments every year. Decorate with vintage glass ornaments and ornaments given to you by family and friends.
Create a stunning centrepiece: create an elegant Christmas centrepiece with red roses surrounded by white tallow berries in silver vases made to resemble birch bark. Tuck pieces of boxwood garland and sprigs of berries around the base of the vases; add votives to finish the look.
String lights & greenery: disguise unsightly wires from string lights by winding them around a column or post with Christmas greenery or garland and setting a pretty container of ornamental cabbage or kale at the base.
Decorate with colours that match your decor: plan Christmas decorations to work with your existing decor, even if that means using unexpected colours like cream and beige. Accents in shades of gold and silver blend well with white and ivory. Play the tones off with metallic accessories.
Wrap with a natural look: tie this Christmas look together with a mix of materials. Burlap and solid brown and white papers on the presents are in keeping with the room's colour palette. Natural elements, like wood tags, adorn the gifts.
Make your own gift tags: make your own gift tags out of playing cards. Use different shape cookie cutters to trace the shape onto a deck of cards. Cut out and punch in the tops tie to a string and place onto Christmas gifts or ribbons.
Decorate with family heirlooms: use heirlooms in your Christmas decorating. Don't forsake your sentimental hand-me-downs. Instead, showcase them by putting them on display. Update the pieces with modern accessories, such as a pair of white lamps, which help a traditional piece of furniture blend well with more modern tastes.
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