Sometimes, just putting up a Christmas tree isn’t enough. It’s fun to embrace the joy of the holiday season and have that joy reflected in and around your house. Having a Christmas tree is a great start but there is so much more you can do that will have your house brimming with holiday joy in no time. Let’s look at some fun and easy things you can do to spread a little holiday cheer in your own home.
Start With Inspiration
When you’re going for home decor, finding the right inspiration for your personal taste is key. There are tons of great home decorating blogs, website, and magazines that can help you decide both what you do like and what you don’t. Southern Living has a lot of great advice and examples on their site including a great Christmas decoration guide they put together recently. If you spend a little time doing some research before you start buying decorations you will end up with a more cohesive and successful look.
Decorating your house in live or live-looking greenery is very vogue this year, and we have the perfect examples. Add a little color and holiday magic to any room with a realistic looking fir garland. You can usually find one pre-decorated with beautiful lights and splashes of color. If you prefer to DIY your garland needs, then check out this great guide for making your own holiday garlands from greenery over at Country Living.
One of the year’s hottest decoration items is the wreath. Mini wreaths and maxi wreaths are making a huge comeback this year and for good reason. They are the quintessential holiday decoration that screams Christmas. Pick up a wreath or two online or locally. They are usually around $10.00 each and will add a lot of Christmas cheer to any room.
Throw Some Color Around
A little extra color will go a long way. Classic holiday colors like red, green, silver, and gold are always in fashion. The way to make your home stand out is to use these colors in new, interesting ways. These oversized reversible herringbone throws are just the thing for adding a pop of red color to your holiday decor while also having the added benefit of being warm and cozy on those cold winter nights to come. Available for 50% off right now at Macy’s.
Modern Farmhouse… House Decorations
According to Better Homes and Gardens, searches for "Modern farmhouse" on Etsy are up 142 percent compared to last year. People are embracing their inner country mouse and filling their houses and apartments (for city dwellers) with the spirit of the country. One of the best ways to do this is to take something that is decidedly “country” and make it a little bit “city.” Try this great DIY modern farmhouse craft: glittery reindeer decoration. Just the perfect marriage of country and city with a little bit of Bohemian thrown in the bargain.
Blinds Are Best
They say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, so that must mean that your house’s windows are the eyes of your house! Nothing says “Christmas Spirit” better than beautifully adorned windows. Deck your halls this Christmas with some new high quality blinds and window coverings, like custom drapery. We offer the finest custom drapes customized to your exact specifications, and made from the highest quality products. Contact us today for a custom quote on drapes or any other kind of window covering. We’re happy to help turn your house into a cozy home this holiday season or any time of the year.