Guest post from Interior Designer Jennifer Monroe
Waiting for holidays is the best time of the year. Christmas is probably one of the most anticipated days for kids. But as the day approaches, you can enjoy every day if you get your décor game right. You need to deck your house with the right decorations, bring the holiday spirit to life, and set the festive mood in and around your home.
To surprise your children, make sure to buy them costumes and decorate your house to have that festive theme. Whether you live in a small urban apartment or a big country home, or whether you have budget limitations, there always will be something for you out there. And because we understand how important holidays are to you, we’ve got you covered with these 10 home decoration tips.
1. Make your kitchen bright and cheery
For Christmas, some pops of wreaths with Christmas themes placed strategically above the windows will get your kitchen looking cheerful, lively, and fresh. A few decoration tricks will be a game-changer when you’re trying to capture the holiday spirit. You can, for example, install picture lights around the kitchen so that they can illuminate all your kitchen art collection and at the same time shine sufficient light around the kitchen. Other kitchen décor ideas include velvet ribbons around the workspaces as well as festive curtains and tablecloths. If you’d like to put emphasis on your decorations you have to make sure that your kitchen is organized otherwise! If you’re lacking adequate storage for your kitchen items, you can get some ready-to-assemble cabinets that are built to have sufficient space for many items that you don’t want around.
2. String up some outdoor fairy lights
Having coloured lights helps you set the festive mood across the neighborhood. You aren’t limited as to how many of these lights you can install or places to install them. Go ahead and throw some on the roof, wrap some around the fence, have some hanging from a tree, or even add a few on the door and front porch. You can also have some string lights around the garden to give your yard a Christmasy look. These glorious lights will get every neighbor to admire your home. And bearing in mind that it is effortless and highly affordable to get this done, you don’t have any reasons not to crack this whole holiday decorating thing.
3. Go bold with the colors
You don’t have to limit yourself to colors. Take a step further and be creative with the colors. Green, white, and red are usually the go-to shades to embrace with your decorations, but you don’t have to stop there, you can use various color palettes that still capture the holiday spirit. All you need to do is leave it up to your creativity, and the only limit is your own imagination.
4.Go big with the mantle
Ensure that your mantle is popping with color by decorating it with green plants, golden ornaments, and red ribbons. Give your indoor walls a festive look by matching their overall décor with the garland accessories. The wall art, paint, and the fabric around the mantle need to glow with color. If you don’t have a real mantle, acquire some command hooks, and use them to install a garland where the mantle would ideally be.
5. Stick a wreath on the table
If you have more than one wreath, you can have one at the door and another on the table. But if you only have one, whip it off the door as soon as the guests are in the house and place it on a table. That done, light the space around the wreath with lanterns filled with LED twinkle lights.
6. Try some purple
Purple is a softer, cooler alternative to red. If you want to take a departure from the traditional colors, just put some purple flowers in a silver julep cup and place them in a strategic position in your living room.
7. Change your cushions
For that extra glam during this festive season, ensure that your pillows, wrappings, and stockings are generous with color. While at it, ensure that all the cushions around the house are comfortable and festive.
8.And then some green plants
Colorful lights are not enough to bring a festive mood into your house. Bring in some foliage from your own garden or if you don’t have a garden, get some free sprigs or trimmings when you go shopping. With a little more lighting around them, the foliage will have an unimaginable effect around your banisters, wall art, and pictures.
Festive days such as Christmas are without a doubt the most wonderful days of the year. This is not the time to give your home a flat décor using dusty mittens and boxes. Use the 10 tips above to add festive details to your home without breaking your back- or bank. It’s also worth mentioning that before you start decorating your home, you have to make sure you give it a deep clean. You can do this by yourself with your family giving you a hand, or leave it to a professional cleaning company, such as Optimal, or other providers local to where you are.