There is no better time to go all out and have your home bursting with holiday flair than Christmas. If you’re ready to make your home look like something straight from the North Pole, then it’s time to get creative. You don’t have to decorate with red ribbons and wreaths to get that holiday look this year.
Start with a Cheery Welcome
If you’re planning on having a swarm of guests this Christmas season, don’t forget to extend your Christmas spirit to the outside of your home. Paper luminaries are a sweet way to cheer your house up on a budget. You can make your own with white paper bags. Stand them upright along your walkway or on your porch and weight the bottoms down with sand to keep them from blowing away. If you live in an area with a lot of snow or wind, it’s best to set these out on the night of your party or upon your guests’ arrivals. Use tea lights or LED lights to create that sweet glow. You can easily jazz things up by punching out holes in the bags in the shapes of snowflakes or stars.
Decorate with Your Presents
You’re already spending enough money on all of the gifts under the tree, so why not incorporate them into your decorating plans? Wrap your gifts in a variety of wrapping papers and tie the look together by putting the same color of ribbon around each gift. Make things a bit more fancy by adhering different baubles to each package, like small trees or bells. No matter how old you are, there’s nothing prettier than a stack of colorfully wrapped presents under a glittering Christmas tree.
Have Fun with Your Furniture
That tired old coffee table is probably sick to death of being used just for your empty eggnog cups. This year, decorate your table! Wrap it up like a present by crossing it with ribbon. Use metallic colored ribbon and finish it off with accessories that match the color of ribbon to make the look more cohesive.
Accessorize with Your Holiday Cards
Whether it’s your own holiday card or one of many cards that shuffle through your mailbox in December, you should use that holiday spirit to help decorate your space! Try putting your cards in places other than the refrigerator or your mantle. Prop them up among picture frames for an extra pop of Christmas cheer throughout your rooms. Drop the more colorful ones in a cute basket on an end table to give you the warm fuzzies for the entire season.
Let Your Kids Join In
If Santa is a big part of your home, consider hanging a large chalkboard and framing it with festive lights or fresh garland. Let your kids leave their messages to Santa throughout the month of December. As Christmas draws near, let them go all out with colored chalk andnotes to the big guy in red.
You can easily drop the tired red and green Christmas theme and light your house up with elegant and unique Christmas decor. All it takes is a little bit of creativity and the love of the Christmas season!