For many people, the holidays are the highlight of the year, promising delicious food, time spent with loved ones and an unmistakable feeling of magic in the air. But when it comes to decorating your home for Christmas, it’s not always easy to know where to start. This handy guide will help you simplify your holiday decor while creating a cohesive look that’s full of Christmas joy. Here are my tips for decorating your home for the holidays.
Choose A Theme
With so many kinds of holiday decorations to choose from, it’s easy to end up with a mismatched look that feels overwhelming. A good way to avoid this is to choose a theme before you shop for your decor. You could go with traditional, rustic, Scandinavian, kitsch...the possibilities are endless! Though you don’t need to stick strictly to your theme for every single piece, it will help guide your decision-making and will stop you buying pieces that just don’t fit together.
Choose Your Colors
Similarly, choosing a color palette will ensure you end up with a holiday look that you love. Though there are some classic combinations for Christmas decor, there really aren’t any rules here. You can stick to one color, pair your favorites or even decide to work with the rainbow. The holidays are all about having fun, so go with whatever brings you the most joy.
Easy Decor Ideas
There’s no need to stress about finding tons of different holiday decorations. Here are a couple of simple decor ideas that will create some Christmas magic without too much effort (and without having to find somewhere to store them for the other 11 months of the year!)
Adding some festive greenery to your home is a versatile way to kick start your Christmas decor. It brings an instant splash of colour, can be used in many different ways, and best of all you can get hold of some absolutely free!
Spruce, holly and pine cones make for excellent festive additions that can be made into wreaths or garlands, arranged on shelves or windows or displayed in vases or bowls. To make sure they last the whole holiday season, just soak your greenery in water for 24 hours before use.
Using candles throughout your space is a great way to add some Christmas cheer, and they work in more ways than one. Not only look good, they fill the house with festive scents and create a warm, cozy Christmas ambiance. Look for fragrances like spiced orange, gingerbread or even log fire to evoke an irresistible holiday feeling.
Group candles of different heights together (even numbers look best) to create a table centerpiece or simply dot them around your home. Putting your candles inside glass jars will help to reflect their light around the room and also allows for additional Christmas touches like festive ribbons or garlands wrapped around the base.