Quick and Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas
Once you’ve welcomed fall, it’s surprisingly fast how quickly the holidays will sneak up on you. Think ahead and plan now for how you can easily make the shift from harvest to holiday. With these tricks and tips your holiday decorations are sure to create the perfect holiday home.
Pumpkins to Poinsettias
Swap out your pumpkins and sunflowers for reindeer and a poinsettia wreath and garland. Your front porch is an ideal place to set the holiday tone with these iconic accents of the season.
Prep for Guests
This is the time of year for that spare guest room to shine. Welcome guests by adding a Christmas quilt to the guest bed and decorative Christmas shower curtains in the guest bath. A gorgeous holiday garland vining around a headboard or along a windowsill sets a festive mood.
Light the Holidays
Think beyond stringing lights on a tree. A few well-placed lanterns on side tables or along stairways bring just the right amount of illumination to the occasion, while a lighted Santa wall hanging adds a warm glow to guest-filled evening gatherings.
Add Holiday Cheer to Your Living Room
You don’t have to buy a whole new set of living room furniture to update your space. Instead toss a snowball quilt or throw on your sofa along with a scattering of holiday throw pillows. Add new chair covers to your dining room seating and switch out wall art for Santa’s words of holiday cheer.
Set the Table
A shift in color palette makes all the difference in transitioning seasons. Get out your Christmas dinnerware and add napkins, tablecloths or placemats in the season’s favorite reds, greens or whites. Add a touch of silver or gold when you need things to sparkle.
Christmas cookies are the perfect way to spread your holiday cheer. Bake some of your favorite cookie recipes and share with family and friends.