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7 Tips for Getting Your Home Ready For the Holiday Season

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The holidays are coming – whether you’re ready or not. And that means it’s time to pull down those boxes from your attic and get started with your decorations. Decorating your home for the holidays doesn’t have to be overwhelming, you can keep your décor incredibly simple but still festive. Keep reading to learn more about how to get your home in the holiday spirit – no matter what holiday you celebrate!

Tip #1: Get Funky with Your Greenery 

Plants can transform any interior space. Take a boring room and transform it into an indoor jungle with beautiful plants that signal the new season. The best part? These plants are appropriate all year round – not just for the holidays!

Here are a few plants you might want to consider adding to your home:

  • Poinsettia
  • Green mountain boxwood
  • Golden creeping Jenny
  • Bergenia

Need last minute flowers for a special holiday homecoming or event? Larger flower companies can easily help you with those kinds of requests.

Tip #2: Invest in New Lighting

As the seasons change and people in the Northern Hemisphere deal with longer nights and shorter days, it can feel a little cave-like in some houses. Luckily, there are plenty of ways you can brighten up your home with lighting. 

Consider adding decorative fairy lights to your windows, draping them for a more bohemian effect. You can also invest in sheer curtains and curtain fairy lights to give your windows an ethereal glow all holiday-season long.

And don’t forget about your outside spaces when it comes to decorating for the holidays. There are tons of fun solar holiday lights that you can leave out in all weather conditions. 

Tip #3: Top Up Your Kitchen Supplies

When it starts to get chilly outside, you’ll naturally want to spend more time inside to stay warm and cozy. Another common inclination is wanting to eat and cook up some warm meals like stews, soups, and fresh baked goods. 

Make sure you’re ready for all those fall and winter recipes with solid cookware like a cast iron pot. For baked goods, invest in a silicone mat that can be reused over and over again without any excess waste. And look for a great casserole glass baking dish for making delicious meals on those cold winter nights. 

Tip #4: Create a Scented Wonderland

One of the best ways to get in the mood for the holidays is by adding the right scents to your home. Holiday-scented candles with clove, cedar, and balsam can create a cozy, warm atmosphere in your home.

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Tip #5: Design Your Own Holiday-Themed Tablescape for Holiday Dinners

If you’re planning on having friends or family over to your home for a home-cooked meal, it’s always a great idea to spend time making a themed tablescape

Create a tablescape by using a holiday-themed table runner and layering the table with your best plates, seasonal flowers, and fun additions like small figurines and trees. This is the time to branch out and be creative – so, don’t hold back. It’s time to unleash your inner holiday artist. 

Tip #6: Focus on the Main Space of Your Home, With Splashes of Festive Décor in Smaller Spaces

Your living room and kitchen are likely the centers of activity in your home. It makes the most sense to concentrate the majority of your holiday décor in those areas. With that said, adding holiday-themed touches and textiles to smaller rooms like your bathrooms, for example, can be another way to infuse fun into your home. 

Tip #7: Add DIY Decorations

One of the best parts of the holidays is taking the time to come up with your own fancy decorations. You can create bunting and garlands from old fabric scraps, for example. Or, you can spray paint older planter stands gold as a decorative accent. There are plenty of holiday-themed crafts that can add that special, homemade touch. 

Takeaways: Decorating Your Home for the Holidays, One Step at a Time

Although you might be a little intimidated if you’re not used to decorating your home for the holidays, it’s actually a great way to get in touch with your creative spirit. Remember, focus on the main living spaces and stock up on kitchen supplies if you are planning on having guests over for holiday dinners. With these tips, you’re bound to have an amazing holiday season full of cheer and wonder.

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