Sunday, 28 December 2014

Holiday Home Decorating Tips

Decorating your home for the holidays doesn't have to be hard. Use these holiday home decorating tips to make decorating your home a breeze this holiday season.

Keep it simple

You don't have to fill every inch of your home with holiday cheer to make it look good. In fact, adopting a 'less is more' approach to decorating will keep your décor charming, without making it look overdone or tacky.

Add a few touches of Christmas colour to your home with throw pillows, tablecloths, napkins, and even a cheerful holiday inspired door mat. This will give your home a festive feel without cluttering it up with holiday accessories.

Use your tree

Let your Christmas tree be the focal point for your holiday décor. A well-trimmed tree will make your living room or family room look great, and if you place it by a window, the rest of the world can enjoy your pretty yuletide decoration, too.

Use LED lights

Indoors and out, LED lights are the way to go. They burn brightly, but use less energy than traditional holiday lights. Plus, they don't emit as much heat, making them safer and less of a fire hazard.

Don't forget entrances and stairways

Don't overlook the entrances and stairways when decorating your home. Garland or lights wrapped around a stairway banister can look very festive, and wreaths can add a touch of holiday spirit to windows as well as doors. Decorating these areas can also be a great way to decorate smaller homes without making your space feel too cluttered.

Get creative with your centrepieces

You don't have to have a fancy centrepiece on every table to make your home look festive. Try filling shallow glass bowls with pretty ornaments, or fill wine bottles with strands of white Christmas string lights. Long-stemmed glasses filled with red and green candies also make fun table decorations, and they're the perfect way to offer guests a sweet treat when they visit your home.

Enjoy the holiday season with these easy decorating ideas, and your home will be 'merry and bright' all throughout the holidays.

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