It’s time to deck the halls with holiday cheer. If your home could use some Christmas décor upgrades, considering incorporating these decoration strategies and make your house a winter wonderland—and the perfect place to create warm and fuzzy holiday memories.
Bring Nature Indoors
Winter weather might keep you from spending hours upon hours outside, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy nature’s Christmas gifts from the comfort of your own home. Bring nature indoors with a variety of plants and leaves. Whether you drape garland from your mantle or staircase banister, outfit your kitchen with beautiful poinsettia plants, or put a variety of pinecones in a bowl for a hands-off centerpiece on your dining table, bringing nature into your décor scheme can refresh your home and help you make the most of this holiday season.
Ornaments can be Used on More Than Your Tree
We seem to collect ornaments as the years go on, whether you’re purchasing them yourself or receiving them as gifts. If you’ve found you have more ornaments than branches on the tree, make use of them on your table. Fill a basket or bowl with shiny sphere ornaments. Experiment with different colors and sizes to add interest, and layer twinkle lights into the bowl for an added touch of sparkle. You can also use ornaments as placeholders. Tie a name card to each ornament and place it on your guest’s plate.
Cast a Warm Glow with New Candles
Nothing warms up a home like candles. Check out some fantastic holiday candles at Yankee Candle, or opt for electronic candles if you’re concerned about having open flames in your home—definitely something to consider if you’ve got little ones running about. If you want to give old candles a new look, take some ribbon from your Christmas present wrapping station and wind it around the candle’s middle.
Flannel brings rustic appeal to your home’s décor, and can be a great pattern choice for a variety of textile features. Add a flannel blanket to the back of your couch (and inspire guests to wrap up and get cozy), or use flannel placemats to bring some down-home appeal to your dinner table.
A Christmas Candy Bar
You’ll likely be receiving guests this holiday season, and a candy bar can serve as both decoration and a snacking station. Find a variety of clear jars in different shapes and sizes, then fill them with Christmas-colored candies. Fill one jar with custom M&Ms, another with peppermint patties, and another with candy canes. Buy your snacking candies in bulk at Candy Warehouse—and use the excess to fill up your little ones’ stockings. Add a few plastic bags and a scooper; after your holiday festivities wind down, your guests can take a goodie bag to go.
Branches Make it Easy
Head out for a walk in your area and find branches that you can use to spruce up your home (no pun intended). Wrap twine and twinkle lights around your new nature finds, or spray paint the branches white and place them around your mantle, in a corner that could use some décor love, or on your staircase landing.
Shop Smarter, and Save Big
One of the most important tips for your holiday decorating needs: Use coupons. When the holidays roll around, companies expect you to shop, and offer a variety of discounts to help you stay on budget during the already pricy Christmas season. If you’re looking for home décor, take a look at department stores that offer promotions and discounts. Check out Hudson’s Bay discount coupons and grab new Christmas table runners, placemats, textiles, and more.
Update your holiday décor scheme with these fantastic features. Decorating on a budget is easy with the right strategies, and these delightful additions are sure to become a holiday décor staple that you can use for years to come.