Whether you are the type to put your tree up on December 1 or to go tree shopping a week or two before the big day, there’s something special about the hustle and bustle of Christmas decorating. If you’ve moved into a new home you may be looking at ways to decorate the new space or add new traditions. We have compiled a list of a few ideas to help inspire that holiday decorating spirit.
Appeal to Sense of Smell
Indulging a person’s sense of smell is another way to wow your family and friends over the holidays. Seasonal scents such as vanilla, cranberry, gingerbread, fir, and cinnamon are just a few options for candles and scented decor. Evoke seasonal florals, baked goods, and Christmas-time cooking spices with scented-oil warmers or naturally with fresh baked goods coming from the oven! Group cinnamon-scented pinecones in a statement bowl on your coffee table, or group them on the mantel for a subtle fragrance.
Incorporate Christmas Wreaths Indoors and Outdoors
A Christmas wreath hanging on your front door will welcome your holiday guests into your home, but wreaths look great inside too. You can DIY a spiffy red & green wreath by adding ornaments & other Christmas items or you can simply hang a plain pine needle wreath with a ribbon to give off the holiday vibe. Wreaths are a fun and easy way to bring the holiday spirit to your home.
Decorate an Outdoor Christmas Tree
You cannot go wrong by adding embellishments to a large or small outdoor tree of your choosing. It does not even matter what kind of tree you use because any tree you decorate for Christmas can be considered a Christmas tree. Large or small, real or fake, there are so many interesting and creative decorative options to choose from that the only limit is your imagination. You can use a beautiful and colorful tree of lights to spruce up your front yard or even cover existing trees in your yard with lights and festive ornaments. Some people even like to incorporate beloved and well-known children’s characters, such as Santa and his reindeer or the Grinch, in their outdoor decorations.
Wrap Gifts Early to Add Sparkle
Adding Christmas gifts and placing them under the tree adds that thrill to your holiday decor. There are a million ways you can wrap Christmas gifts, & you can even wrap faux boxes to look like Christmas gifts to place them under your tree or add to your Christmas vignettes before you wrap your actual gifts. Add some sparkly thick ribbon, unique ornaments, & even bright gift tags & you have some lovely holiday decor for under your tree.
Take some time to decorate your home for the holiday festivities and unwind from the stress the season can bring. Happy decorating!