Looking for some great ways to decorate the house for the holiday months? Here are some great tips to make your house look its best.
How to Decorate the House for the Holiday Months
The holiday season is right around the corner (again), so it’s almost that time of the year when many of you are going to start decorating your homes. From Halloween through to New Year’s Eve, the holiday season is a time for highlighting your home with appropriate garnishments.
Sure, there are plenty of people that go all-out every year and pretty much make it look like the holidays threw-up all over the place, but if you’re not used to showing off your holiday spirit, and you want to do so with a bit of style, we’ve got you covered.
We’re going to start with the holiday that tends to be the most popular: Christmas. Outdoor lighting and decorations are a given unless you’re in an apartment. However, besides the tree and a few great DIY Christmas gifts under it, how else can you decorate your home?
An underused and creative decoration idea includes something virtually everyone has laying around — pillows. Wrap a strip of wide ribbon (red or green) across the center of the pillow vertically and horizontally and tie a nice bow on the front to give them that holiday look. Then, place them on the couch, in chairs, and on beds.
Add a few custom Christmas throw pillows that can show off your personality and spirit perfectly for even more holiday cheer.
Rewind to the Start of the Season
Now, Halloween is a super popular holiday for many of you, and whether you want to impress the neighborhood trick-or-treaters or just want to embrace the spookiness, consider the following outdoor decorating tip.
On the front porch, you’re going to use plenty of pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, of course! But, it’s also a good idea to add a Halloween-themed doormat, scary lanterns, and gnarled faux trees wrapped in mini orange lights, along with other fun decorations. This can give the entrance of your home a fantastic Halloween feel. You can also use a cauldron prop and add dry ice each evening for a cool and spooky effect.
You can even make some homemade black cats. Paint a few pumpkins black and then glue on some construction paper ears, whiskers, and eyes for some carve-free Halloween decorations.
Those pumpkins leftover from Halloween might not be suitable for pies, but they’re great for capturing the feeling of the fall season. Place one in the center of the table or mantle, add a few fake autumn leaves, and weave in a string of battery-powered LED fairy lights for a unique centerpiece.
You can use those faux fall leaves around the house along with some pinecones, evergreen sprigs, and some more fairy lights to give any room a cozy and autumn feel.
The New Year
One of the biggest nights of the year for getting together with friends and family is the last one of the year. Of course, streamers, party hats, lots of snacks and drinks, and perhaps the leftover Christmas lights will all likely be present, but there are a few unique decorative items you may want to consider adding this year. This includes:
- Mirrored disco ball
- Confetti cannons
- LED metal leaf garland
When it comes to decorating for the holidays, less can indeed be more, especially for outdoor displays. Subtle garnishments around the home can set you apart from the crowd and create the perfect vibe for any particular holiday.
Add some uniqueness to your decor this year, and let the tips above spark your inner creativity! Before you know it, you’ll be able to come up with some great new ideas yourself.
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