Andi Mans is on the blog today to show us some easy ways to spice up your home for the holidays.
HOW TO DECORATE FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON
It’s that time of year again. There are Christmas carols on the radio, ads for store sales, and a wish list from your friends and family….it’s the holiday season! This time of year is full of traditions, from baking cookies to going caroling. One important tradition is decorating your home for the season.
Decorating one’s home for the holidays can often make a home feel less special. Over cluttered with cartoon snowman and reindeer tea towels, it can feel a bit scattered in a theme or direction, other than ‘the holiday season’. There are ways to tastefully decorate for the holidays that will actually help make your home feel more like a beautiful present than a lump of coal.
Read on to find out the ways in how to decorate your space for the holiday season.
BRING IN NATURAL ELEMENTS
You can decorate for the holidays without having your home feel like Santa’s workshop. Choosing to go a natural route for holiday decorating is a calm and subtle way to still connect to the season. Holly and mistletoe are a classic holiday décor piece that will bring a bit of nostalgia with their lines in classic Christmas carols. You can use pinecones in glass vases and place them on your bookshelves for a visual display. Wrap birch paper around your candles for an easy and simple add, or string around your staircase or mantle with garland. Lastly, try adding a holiday wreath either on your front door or use it as wall décor. Any of these natural elements will add warmth and style to your space.
FIGURE OUT YOUR COLOR SCHEME
Red and green are the traditional Christmas colors. However, this color combo might not work great with your existing décor. Thankfully as the holiday season has evolved, so have the color selections. Have a lot of soft blues? Trying the icy cool combo of blues, whites, and silvers will work to create a winter wonderland vibe. Have an earthy and neutral toned scheme? Add dark greens for a winter forest feel. Play around with the different holiday color combos to find a scheme that works with your existing décor.
HIGHLIGHT ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS IN YOUR HOME
And the stockings were hung by the chimney with care…even in classic Christmas songs they hint at the important areas to decorate for the holidays. Let your home be merry by showing off its glorious features using holiday décor. Don the mantle with winter figurines, highlight that stunning staircase with garland. Hang mistletoe in the windows to capture that ornate trim. Decorating for the holidays through featuring your home’s special elements is a classy and tasteful way to add beauty to your home.
These guidelines will help you discover your perfect ways to decorate your home. Follow these tips and tricks and you will be sure to have a home that is jolly and bright.