It’s hard to believe. But there once was a time when the holiday season was about more than the presents under the tree. With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Hence, it can be easy to forget to dedicate precious moments to the ones you love. This year, think about starting or continuing one of these Christmas traditions—you’ll make memories your family will cherish for years and years to come.
Every year we tell ourselves. Therefore, this will be the year we throw ourselves into holiday decorating by creating a Pinterest-worthy home for the holidays. Thus, It can happen this year, with a plan and these easy tips for seasonal decorating.
Decorate Every Nook And Cranny
Don’t reserve your best Christmas decor for the living room, let the festivities overflow into every part of the house. This entryway in Lucy Atkins’ home. Therefore, makes sure you get in the holiday spirit the second you walk in the door. Thus, with evergreen clippings, pine cones, and a cozy hanging blanket.
The Dinner Table
The easiest way to test out dramatic holiday decor is on your table. Dress up a dinner party with lush garland, silver candle holders, and wood chargers. Complete each setting with golden flatware and a cinnamon stick, as Lauren McBride did here.
Create a Plan for Your Seasonal Decorating
Your holiday decorating plan might be as simple as deciding where you’d like to add seasonal accessories. And following a mood board, you’ve created for each room. To get the most out of planning your seasonal decor. Therefore, your plan should include your ideas for each space in your home. Your living room plan will be more elaborate than a guest bedroom, but you’ll want to have a list of what you’ll need for each room — this makes shopping a breeze.
Use Wallpaper As Fancy Wrapping Paper
It’s a bit of an investment, but if you have an especially important gift to wrap, use wallpaper. “More expensive, but, there are amazing pattern options that I use for my wrapping paper,” designer Scot Meacham told House Beautiful. “The wallpaper is a much stronger weight than regular wrapping paper, so there are never any issues with the paper tearing.”
If a real tree leaves a mess in your living room, don’t feel married to it. Besides, artificial trees often have wires that are easy to curve and bend to better hold ornaments. Miss the scent of pine? A few scented candles (just not too close to the tree!) should do the job.