As the holidays quickly approach, many of us are scratching our heads to get our homes guest-ready. By the time the air turns frosty and the radio starts playing Christmas songs on 24-hour repeat, you’ve probably already caught that holiday entertaining bug.
While decking out your house with Christmas trees and decorating the mantel are no-brainers, the place we often forget is the first place people see when they walk into our homes. Get every inch of your house into the holiday spirit with these creative and festive decorating ideas for spaces big and small.
Checking out other gorgeous living rooms decorated for Christmas is another great way to get inspired. So, are you ready to give your home a toasty, comfy makeover with these upgrades, quick fixes, and expert tips?
1. Decorate With Candles
Candles are a classic way to add a joyous mood to your home. I love grouping them into a large group of 15 or so white pillar candles in various heights or tray in the center of the dining table.
Another great way to pick the right candle is to place scented candles around your home to create ambiance and make any room feel cozier. Select a fragrance that reminds you and your guests of the season.
While candles give Christmas an old-fashioned charm, it is suggested to use candle lights instead of the real deal to avoid a serious fire hazard.
2. Change New Throw Pillows, Rugs, and Blankets
Replace your lightweight throws, rugs, and pillows with cozy, chunky textures, likes knits and velvets, and patterns like chequered. Fresh colors can create warmth by adding nice pops of holiday color and texture without much effort.
Another option is to add an oversized knit blanket to the bottom of your tree in lieu of a tree skirt. Similarly, swap out your tablecloth with a plaid blanket over a white table to add color and creativity effortlessly.
3. Don’t Forget to Include Guest Amenities
With so much focus on the common areas of your home, it’s easy to forget to make your guest feels welcome. You can start by offering each guest a holiday-themed face towel, unscented soap in case of any allergies, and a fresh pair of slippers to make them feel at home.
4. Make your home smell like Christmas
Scents are important to make your home feels more like Christmas. Smell plays an important part of the season, which is why we are not to underestimate it. Nothing gets that feeling going quicker than a bowl full of clove pierced oranges.
5. Decorate Your Walls
When it comes to Christmas day, greenery and wooden material are unexceptional. If it just isn’t Christmas without fresh greenery for you, try glue greenery to wooden dowels, then stack on your wall in the shape of a tree-like!
6. Invite Nature Inside
One of the go-to tricks for Christmas decorating on a budget is simply heading outdoors to collect the elements. For Christmas, try filling a crockpot with birch logs, evergreen clippings, and berries. You will be surprised!
7. Drape Doors and Entryways with Lights
If you pride yourself on having the most festive house in the neighborhood, don’t let the inside settle yet. It should be just as festive, colorful, and cozy as the outside. There’s nothing cozier than the glow of Christmas lights by draping every doorway and entryway in your home with garlands and twinkling lights. HO! HO! HO!
8. There’s Always Space for a Tree
A Christmas tree is no exception. If you live in a tiny apartment, put the tree outside on the balcony and trimmed it with outdoor lights, pine cones, and gilded honeycombs. Hang unexpected ornaments if you don’t want your tree to look alike anyone else’s. Skip the basic designs such as glass balls and add your personal touches to it.
9. Go crazy with Garland
Garlands don’t take up much space and they can be used in several ways that are child-friendly. Magnolia leaves are most favorable. You can tie two together at the top of your mirror so that they look like one large garland. Then, dress up your garland by crafting a wreath out of three gold rings. Add in fresh citrus, like lemons or oranges, for extra color.
10. Use Real Branches
Using real branches will make everything look more genuine. Just find a sturdy tree branch, apply spray paint, set it in a small glass bottle or vase, and decorate. Viola! It’s just as simple as ABC!
Are You Ready For Christmas?