Ring the bells and spread the cheer. Christmas is a special time of the year for gathering and inviting family and friends over for the annual holiday. Decorating your home for Christmas is a wonderful way to begin the winter season and add the holiday spirit throughout the house. So, with the season nearly here, I want to bring you exciting Christmas inspiration and decorating ideas to help you prepare your home for this special holiday.
Start With Your Front Porch
Christmas inspiration begins at your doorstep! Nothing is more inviting than a beautifully decorated entrance to your home. Use green garland, lights and other fun or attractive items to showcase this special space.
Next, Make Your Foyer Pop
Welcome your guests into this first area of your home with warm lighting, cozy pillows, and bright and colorful seasonal colors. Make them glad they came!
Nothing Says Christmas Like the Color Green!
Whether you use pine green, blue green, bright green or hunter green, this inspiring color will surely be a perfect complement to the other Christmas colors you’ll be using throughout your home. In addition, it will add a touch of nature and tranquility at this time of year.
Focus On the Focal Point In The Room
There’s no better focal point in a room than the fireplace at Christmas time. Stockings hung in a row, fresh green garland and lights make the perfect look for a warm and cozy fireplace. It’s a great place to sip on hot cider and enjoy great conversations.
Dress Up the Mantle
In addition to the fireplace, remember to deck out the mantle! This is where you can get creative and show your unique holiday accessories. Gather your family photos, nostalgic keepsakes from grandma, or rustic handmade Christmas trees, to create the perfect theme. Create a balanced look by starting at each end and work your way to the center.
Light Up Your Home for Christmas
Finally, add ambience with lights throughout your home for the Christmas Holidays. Decorating with lights can also improve your mood. Psychologists say Christmas decorations are nostalgic and bring people back to simpler and happier times, at least mentally. They also help boost dopamine, the feel-good hormone. So, if you’re feeling like a Grinch this season, consider putting up your Christmas tree and lights early.
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year to decorate your home and showcase the things that have special meaning to you. To add Christmas inspiration for your home, start with a welcoming front porch and continue into the foyer and the rest of your home. Add special touches to your fireplace and mantle and don’t forget the lights!
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas Season!
CH Interior Designs