Setting the mood for the holidays with fabulous home décor doesn’t have to be stressful. Whether you are throwing a last-minute get-together, hosting a festive soiree, or happen to have your home listed for sale, the holiday season presents the perfect time to show off the warmth of your home. From dinner napkins topped with ornaments straight off the tree, to using elegantly wrapped gifts to stage your home, there are numerous easy ways to incorporate holiday-inspired décor into your home. Here are some of our favorite festive decorating tips to create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home this holiday season.
Everyone enjoys a sweet treat around the holidays, however not everyone has time to bake. Instead of laboring in the kitchen, invest in several oversized apothecary jars and fill them with your favorite candy. Colorful taffy, chocolate and gummies, provide an eye-catching display in your home, and will leave guests remembering your hospitality as they snack, long after they have left your residence.
Simple string lighting has an uncanny ability to play up the best features of your home. If you are considering selling your home in the New Year, there is no subtler way to point out the unique features of your home, like that it has a spacious three-car garage, or lovely treed lawn, than by highlighting these amenities with lights. Skip the inflatable snowmen and lawn ornamentals, to draw a tasteful eye to your home.
Festive Table Flair
Hosting a dinner party this holiday season? Keep things festive (and simple) by leaving some ornaments off the tree this year- and add them to your table instead. Ornaments tied to name cards create a fun way to mark place settings for guests. Or, if your dinner party is open seating, use ornaments to cinch napkins at place settings for a dressier table look.
Smart Staging with Gifts
If your home happens to be listed during the holidays, don’t hide gifts in a closet or under the bed. A smart staging idea is to wrap up your gifts nicely with coordinated paper, bows, and adornments, and use them as décor in your home before you give them. Visitors to your home will get a glimpse of what it might be like to enjoy the holidays in your home, establishing a personal connection, which could lead to a sale.
This holiday season, spend your time enjoying the company of family and friends, instead of feeling pressure to overly decorate your home. By incorporating these simple (and stylish) holiday decorating tips, your home will look festive and you will enjoy more freedom to spend time with the ones you love this holiday season.