Now that Thanksgiving’s over, it’s officially time to start decorating for Christmas! Do you want to do more than just trim the tree this year? Maybe even throw a holiday party? Luckily, it’s not too hard to bring a little more holiday cheer to your living space. Here are 5 easy, creative ways to spruce up your holiday decor:
If the stockings on your mantle have seen better days, replace them with some new ones. Pick out subtle designs and patterns that complement the rest of your holiday decor. For example, Joanna and Chip Gaines (of HGTV’s Fixer Upper) designed several classic stockings for their new Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line. They add an understated, country feel that won’t steal the attention away from your other decorations.
Strings Of Lights
Don’t stop at the Christmas tree – you can light up other parts of your home, too. Try wrapping some lights around a garland, or maybe use them to accent a piece of artwork. You don’t have to stick with standard, warm white lights, either. For a modern, fun look, choose multi-color ones instead. You might even want to use them to recreate the wall of lights from Stranger Things. Or, if you’re looking for a soft glow with a hint of whimsy, hang up some fairy lights.
If you’re short on space, or maybe you have a pet that tries to destroy the tree every year, you should consider buying a tabletop Christmas tree. You can decorate it with mini ornaments, then place it on your coffee table, dining room table, or kitchen island. Plus, tabletop trees are easier to set up and tend to be much less expensive than both real and artificial trees.
Is it hot all year round where you live? Or do you just like spending your holidays at the beach? If so, skip decorating your home with fake snow this year. Instead, try incorporating beach motifs, such as seahorses, starfish, and coral, into your decorations. Then, tie all of your holiday decor together with a matching wooden sign placed in your home’s entranceway.
Throw Blankets And Pillows
Transform the look of your entire living room by placing a festive throw blanket on your couch. Instant holiday cheer! Plus, throw blankets are both attractive and cozy. In addition, it’s a good idea to swap out your usual couch pillows out for some holiday-themed ones. This small change will make your living space look even more cheery.
Did any of these ideas give you the inspiration you’re looking for? If so, leave a comment! Feel free to share photos of your holiday decor, too. We’d love to see what you’ve done!
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