The holidays are coming! Start here with some easy tips to keep in mind for your holiday decorating.
With so many things to do around this time of year, try not to stress out getting them all done. The purpose of the holidays is to make memorable experiences for you and your family and guests. It’s important to stay relaxed during the planning period.
Start with your front entrance
The holidays are a great time to make it festive and impressive! Take a walk outside and collect natural elements such as pine branches, pine cones and branches. Tuck them in some large vases or metal buckets or oversized baskets. Then add some colorful bows and ornaments. In addition, weave some pretty strand lights throughout the design to brighten up this entry area. And remember to hang a pretty wreath on the front door!
Once inside your home the entry area should be welcoming as well as an introduction to the look and feel of the rest of the house. Go a little bold here with a painted console table and an oversized mirror or wall art above it! Flank the console table in holiday elements such as pine branches, holiday lights, scented candles, and other holiday collectibles.
Showcase the Christmas tree
Make the Christmas tree the focal point in your home for the holidays. Whether you have one or many, make each one stand out in the room. Try giving each one a different theme. Whether it’s a flocked tree or a fresh green one, treat each one as a project by itself and get creative! How about a gingerbread tree or and candy cane tree, or a vintage tree? Let your imagination flow and surprise yourself and your guests with some unusual holiday designs!
Remember to relax and have fun with your family and guests during the holidays. Throughout December make your home a warm and friendly place to be with scents from baking cookies, creating cinnamon rolls for breakfast, as well as simmering potpourri on the stove or fireplace. Turn the lights on the trees in the morning and let them glow all day. Everyone will remember the warmth and relaxing ambience of your home for years to come
Happy Decorating, Brenda Weber
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