There are many things to consider with the holidays approaching quickly. One thing many of us overlook is our holiday decorating. Everyone has their own style when it comes to decorating, but many of us don’t do enough planning and end up with too much or too little. Consider these “do’s and don’ts” of holiday decorating to truly make your home a winter wonderland.
Do keep the front door simplistic:
A simple wreath and some garland strung with lights gives the element of the holidays, without overpowering the first thing your guests see.
Add a simple holiday themed doormat to welcome guests inside your home.
Don’t forget that not all trees have to be green:
Flocking your tree is a great way to brighten up your living space, while also cutting down on the cleanup of pine needles. As for artificial trees, there is an array of colors to choose from to match any decor style. Play around with different colored and shaped ornaments, as well as adding ribbon or strings of beads to the tree.
Do remember the mantle:
Don’t forget about the stairs:
Greenery draped on the banister creates an elegant look on an area we often don’t think about decorating. Lights, bows, and foliage are just the added touch these garlands need.
Opt for faux garlands if you want them to last year after year.
Do consider decorating every room:
Holiday throw pillows not only look great on the couch, but they add a nice touch to bedrooms. Keep most of the pillows neutral with one or two being a fun pop of color to match just about any space.
While the smells of holiday cooking may seem like enough in the kitchen, place a few wreaths one one or two cabinets and add some greenery and decor on the counters. And don’t forget to bring out the holiday mugs!
These are just a few tips to keep your home tastefully decorated for the holidays. Keep in mind the size of the space and decorate accordingly. Try not to fill a room floor to ceiling with holiday decorations, but don’t let your home be sparse by neglecting a room. Remember to keep a cohesive color scheme in each room that flows throughout the house. Make the first thing your guests see, the front porch, merry and bright without cluttering the entrance. Happy Holidays, and happy decorating!