If you’re anything like me, you’ll walk into a department store around the Holidays and want to buy every single item in sight to decorate your home. Everything is so delightful and festive, it brings a smile to your face – I mean, how can you turn away adorable little snowmen globes to put on your shelves? Or what about the big red stockings that you hang by the chimney with care?
My motto around the Holidays is that you can never go too ‘over the top’ with your decorations (am I right?) I am by no means an interior designer, but I do love to create an atmosphere for my Holiday visitors that’s inviting, somewhat organized and tasteful. Here are some simple tips on how to decorate your home for the Holidays!
I think that one of the most prominent Holiday decorations is the old fashioned wreath. Hang it on your front door to welcome guests or place it above the mantel to give your fireplace an extra touch.
One of the best things about the Holidays are the scents that come along with it! Be sure to light candles or have potpourri throughout your home, especially at the entry.
I am a huge fan of the tiny seasonal trinkets and ornaments. The best place for these are your bathrooms and study areas – they deserve some love too!
Don’t be afraid to rearrange your furniture and tables to make the focal point of the room where you hang your stockings.
One last tip is to create a theme and switch it up every year. My two favorite themes are Winter Wonderland and Old Fashioned Christmas. Winter Wonderland can include any sparkly and silver decor. For Old Fashioned Christmas, I like to buy accessories that have natural red and green colors. Perhaps a leg lamp would look fancy in your window? (For all you Christmas Story fans out there!) You may end up with an abundance of Holiday decor to suite your theme, but they can be recycled through for years to come!
The Holidays are all about the glitz and the glamour – so have fun decorating! Feel free to add any tips on how you turn your home into the perfect Winter Wonderland!