Just a dash of holiday detailing can create a merry room.
Add a pinch of festive trim to get you in the holiday mood.
It doesn’t take much ornamentation to embellish your rooms beautifully and get you, your family and friends into the holiday spirit. It’s like adding garnish to a dish to make all the difference in how it looks and tastes.
You may be the type of person that goes all out for the holidays – and that’s great. But don’t despair if you want a holiday feeling in your home, but also want to keep it simple. There are lots of small ways to decorate your home for the holidays, with a minimum of cost and effort, and a maximum of enjoyment!
First prioritize which rooms have the biggest impact in creating a feeling of holiday cheer in your house. This might include:
Living room or great room
The front door, entry and outside the house
Then consider small ways to make your home festive:
A holiday tree, poinsettias or Christmas cacti
Holiday scented candles scattered around the house
Bowls of sparkly ornaments
Wreaths and sprays of fresh, fragrant pine
Scented logs for your fireplace
Dining room centerpieces and linens
Garlands of holiday lights, for outdoors or in
Holiday throws and pillows
Sweet smelling fresh-baked desserts and mulled ciders and wines
Select a consistent color scheme so your holiday look has continuity. Red, green, gold, silver, blue and white are traditional holiday colors. Or you can be creative and update these traditional colors toward hues of fuchsia or pink, lime or acid green, copper or brass.
Add just a few holiday accents this season to make your home feel festive and warm. Then sit back, relax and enjoy the season!