Fall is here, and everyone knows that that means Christmas is just around the corner. In little more than two months, you’ll be waking up to the most celebrated day of the year, Christmas. When December arrives, it’s time to break out the fun, colorful, and animated decorations.
Decorating may not be your strong suit, so take the time to conduct a bit of research. Start now, and check out a few tips for Christmas decorating. Have a happy holiday season surrounded by decorations that promote even more bliss, and smile on Christmas.
Your fireplace is a pivotal decorating point
If you have children, the fireplace is an important part of Christmas. Santa Claus needs a cool place to make an entrance, and the stockings can’t hang themselves. Decorate your fireplace for Christmas with lots of greens and reds.
The mantle of your fireplace is a great place to put your animated decorations. You could run a small train through the mantle setup, and even add some fluffy “snow” as a foundational decorative element.
The kitchen and dining room are key
You’ll spend tons of time in the kitchen and dining room throughout the holiday season, so you’ll need the space to be conducive to the movement that will be present. Bright colors and plenty of garlands will add a nice touch to the kitchen.
In the dining room, make space for a few extra bottoms. You’ll likely pack the space during Christmas meals, so get ready to host. Change the table decorations into snowmen or presents, and start baking cookies as soon as possible.
Make your living area warm and cozy
Dig out the heavy blankets and holiday throw pillows. Your living room will be the setting for this year’s Christmas memories, so you want to make sure you set the stage properly. In addition to getting the fire going in the fireplace, use the ambiance of the Christmas tree for lighting.
Light rich smelling candles, and add any other family decorations you have to various spots around the room. Make it look like Christmas spilled all over the house.
You can’t forget the outside of your house
Christmas decorations should spill over out into the yard as well. Your home doesn’t have to embody a tacky concoction of color. There are ways to decorate your house with tact and purpose.
Though it’s not everything, uniformity in your decorations will make your finished product look more put together. Also, don’t just litter your yard with elves and reindeer. Too many decorations can make your yard look too busy.
Add sprinkles of Christmas in the bedrooms
Your Christmas spirit doesn’t have to stop throughout the house. Instill some Christmas spirit in your bedrooms with seasonal bedding and garland to line the doorways.