The holiday season is approaching fast. It’s the most awaited celebration of the year, but also the most active one, because they is so much to do in a short time. Shopping, gifts, food preparations, elaborate Christmas tree ornaments to install, holiday lights etc. Now is the time to become creative. If you need some inspiration, we thought we give you some ideas how to decorate your house for the holidays in a few simple steps, depending on your budget.
How to decorate the entry
Decorate the entrance so that friends and family experience the magic of holidays soon as they come through the door. First, decorate the door with a beautiful braided crown. You can do it yourself (using tree branches purchased in the market) and then decorate it with paint acorns and gilded nuts, small globes and a large red bow or white fabric. Of course, you can always buy one from the store.
How to decorate the hallway
While guests put away their coats, you can arrange a small table on which you can put some scented candles (use a bowl full of nuts and a large candle that looks more festive with cinnamon or orange scent, so they smell some holiday scents even from the entrance) a tray of candy (or holiday – themed cookies) from which guest can have a taste at the entrance. You know how it is, first impressions count!
Holiday – themed living room
Here’s where you’ll spend most of your time so you need to make it look truly magical. Buy a Christmas tree (no matter whether it is natural or artificial, big or small) what’s important is to have one, if you celebrate Christmas. If you don’t have enough room, you can always put up a small arrangement with tree branches, globes and other decorations. But even so, it’s enough to bring the holiday cheer into your home. You can opt for soft globes, mascots, ornaments made of wood, paper, with one color or several colors, depending on your personal preferences. The more original the better so if you have time, you can create your own decorations. And if you have a fire place, don’t forget to hang some socks over it, because you never know when some gifts might show up there.
Cheerful table decorations
A table set for the holiday season is very important, because it captures all the attention. So, besides the delicious food, you should also remember to decorate it. One idea would be to buy thematic napkins, place a large ornament in the middle, some candles, fir branches etc. You can go with the red/white combination, it never fails, but you can also opt for other colors: gold, silver, emerald green, purple etc depending on the style of your living room.
Decorating the bedroom
Even if this room receives less attention, you can still create a cosy holiday atmosphere with just some lights. They will give you the impression that you sleep in a fairy tale world. Don’t forget the warm blankets, some decorative pillows and some small décor items that you can put on the nightstand or on the vanity.
Don’t forget about the yard!
Well, here it is all about imagination and budget. You can fill the yard with figurines, decorate a huge Christmas tree, place electrical installations throughout the house or you can make your own winter wonderland outside if you have the time and you want to go all out for the holiday season. If the budget is limited, then you can bring the magic of the season with a few representative figures and objects right next to the front door, you can decorate the gate with fir branches and bows and you can put a few lanterns to decorate the pathway leading to the house.
We hope these tips were useful for you and they help you prepare your home for the holiday season. Any other plans you might have on renovating or remodeling your home, the Good Deal Remodeling team is here to help you. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free estimate and take a look at our remodeling services in the Philadelphia area.