‘Tis the season to transform your living space into a festive haven! With the holidays right around the corner, there’s undeniable magic in the air, and what better way to embrace it than by decorating your home with cheerful decor.
Here are some of my favorite ways to decorate for Christmas.
Lots and lots of garland
Garlands are probably my favorite way to decorate for Christmas. Every year, I pick up one or two of my favorite wreaths and use them around the house. I have a whole post on how to decorate with holiday wreaths, but here are some ways I use them.
I hang it on my fireplace mantel, but also on console tables, across the top of my dining room and storage cabinets, and even on the tops of mirrors and artwork. I also hung some across the upper cabinets in my kitchen area.
I keep some of the wreath green and simple, others I like to intertwine with stars, lights, and red berry stems.
Hanging some holiday artwork is a great way to add some extra charm to your spaces, and it’s one of my favorite ways to decorate for the holidays. Every year, I create and collect holiday-inspired artwork to display in some of my frames around the house. I love the painted Santa and snowman which I love to recline around the house in different places.
I also designed this Eat, Drink and Be Merry poster and had it printed at Walgreens with same day pickup. It’s the perfect way to greet guests and put them in the magical holiday mood when they arrive.
I’m offering this for free to all of you if you want to get it. (Go here for all the details.)
Holiday art doesn’t have to be expensive! You can pick up cheap art from My art store Or on Etsy, then display them in stock frames or frames you already have.
Fairy lights and flameless candles
There’s something magical about running a lot of stuff Fairy lights And candles and let the holiday glow take over your home. Of course, I also want it to be worry-free, so I choose flameless candles.
These candles They are some of my favorites as well This is ivory. They have a beautiful glow, unlike that fake orange glow. I also like these Tea lights look like drip. They look real and fit perfectly with my reindeer votives that I have scattered around my cage for a sparkling touch.
For the porch area this year, I wanted to keep it simple with lots of lanterns and candles, which are turned on and off with a timer. I love how it flashes!
Finally, consider Powered by Li-ion batteryghts. These lights give you the freedom to light anything without having to be near an electrical outlet. I love to string these lights onto wreaths and wreaths for a beautiful glow. Bonus they come with timers! Once set, it turns on and off every night at the same time and stays on for 6 hours.
Beautifully wrapped gifts
These don’t have to be real gifts! Grab a couple of Amazon Boxes and wrap them in your favorite holiday gift wrap and pretty ribbon. Trees look more festive to me when there are gifts wrapped underneath them.
But you can also set up these gift-wrapped treats on consoles, on accent chairs, and to fill empty floor spaces that need a little extra something. I have a few from last year that I store and pull out as part of my holiday decor every year.
I love decorating with ribbons. It’s an inexpensive and easy way to add a festive touch to almost anything. There are many ways to use it!
I like to make cute bows and stick them on the tops of picture frames. You can intertwine them with wreaths or use them to attach wreaths to ladders. Concluding a set of presentation books. Use them to hang or decorate wreaths. Use a large, beautiful bow as a tree topper instead of a star.
There are really so many ways to use beautiful ribbons for the holidays. Amazon Craft stores are also a great place to buy bulk ribbon, which you can save and reuse year after year.
Here’s to a home full of warmth, charm and a touch of magic – happy decorating!
Karen Sloan is the founder, editor, and syndicated content writer for www.decorhint.com. They offer glimpses of inspiration for everyday life, including home ideas, DIY projects and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared on Google News, MSN, Pioneer Woman, Apartment Therapy, Bustle, and more.