Christmas Decor Ideas
How will you deck the halls this season? Consider all the wonderful ways that you can sprinkle holiday cheer throughout your home to make your guests feel special – from a welcoming front entry to making conversation areas comfy and adding special touches to your guest room. We offer up a few holiday entertaining tips to provide inspiration to make your home merry and bright.
Before your guests even step through the front door, be sure to make their first impression a jolly one. String lit Christmas garland along deck railings or around your front door. Add coordinating décor, such as a festive wreath or holiday topiaries to make the look complete.
Serve It Up
When you’re bringing family and friends together with a holiday meal, make it a truly special occasion by serving it on Christmas dinnerware. There are many patterns and sets available — some even feature matching goblets and serving pieces, like salt and pepper shakers. When you depart from the everyday dishes and set the table with something seasonal instead, everyone knows that it’s officially the holidays!
Dress Up The Table
We all put a little more thought into what we wear for holiday gatherings, and the same should hold true for your dining table. Add a gorgeous table runner to set the holiday mood even when you’re not serving up a meal. Then before guests arrive, set the table with holiday-inspired placemats and napkins. Add a finishing touch with festive napkin rings, a lovely centerpiece and glowing candles.
Take a Seat
Think of your dining room chairs as a place to add a little extra Christmas décor. Add whimsical chair back covers when you have the kids over to decorate gingerbread houses, or throw elegant ones on when you’re hosting a formal affair. You might like to add or change up your seats’ cushions as well. Tie large satin bows in your holiday color palette to seat backs to add a simple, yet distinctive look.
The warm glow of candlelight looks beautiful in so many areas of your home. Add a set of wooden candleholders on your buffet, place a pair of LED votive candles in your guest bath to serve as a nightlight, or sprinkle multiple heights of crystal or metallic candleholders across a table runner to give all your guests a blush of candlelight during dinner.
Make your family room an inviting one by adding several quilted throws and a variety of throw pillows in holiday designs. It will look holiday-ready and make for an ideal place to serve coffee, share gifts and make your guests feel right at home.
Make It a Sleepover
Hosting overnight guests? Then you have the opportunity to spread cheer into the guest room too! Make the bed with festive holiday bedding. String winter garland across the headboard, or along window ledges. And be sure to leave a homemade treat, like a gingerbread cookie on each pillow for a bedtime treat that would make Santa proud.
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