Six Simple Holiday Home Decorating TipsDec 20 2013
By: Nicole Gates
Decorating your home for the holidays is a great way to get you and your family into the holiday spirit. But sometimes that actual process can seem overwhelming and you might not know where to start. These six steps will make decorating your home for the holidays simple and easy:
There’s nothing like the holidays to bring us face-to-face with the non-magazine-worthy reality of our own living room. Use this time to get rid of things that are no longer needed and get your other things organized.
Use What You Have
Before going out to the craft store or decorating shop, pay a visit to your attic or storage room. Refresh your memory with a quick inventory of the decorations you already have on hand.
Get Inspired By Nature
Wherever you live, look to the natural world for a source of inexpensive decorations. Look around you for inspiration and bring Mother Nature inside for the holidays.
Use Your Own Colors
Each year, a new hot color is pushed on us to promote sales. The best defense? Using your own personal preferences: choose a color, a texture and a metallic then stick to it – for life.
The holidays can be a great excuse to display those collections you don’t normally put out for other people to see. Group your grandmother’s old china cups and saucers around a teapot on a tray, add some baubles and – voila – a cute little holiday-themed display that mixes sentiment with Christmas
Make Your Own Decorations
Food and décor intersect during the holidays, so why not try cooking up some decorations? Check out Pinterest for some ideas and get the family