5 Simple Ways To Make Your Home Holiday Season Ready

Posted on 11.14.14

The holidays are around the corner and it is time to get ready! With Christmas approaching you start to think about the decorations, the cooking, family members visiting, and how to prepare for it all.

  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time: 1 to 2 Hours
  • Tools: None

Holiday DecorWe know the holidays come all at once and thinking of where to start decorating for the holidays can be challenging. You may be thinking about the anticipation of putting up the tree, lights and sparkly decorations, but there are a few steps that come first! We hope these holiday decorating tips can help ease the stress and make decorating for the holidays fun.

Get Rid Of The Clutter!

With numerous friends and family members visiting for the holidays, you want to make the right impression. Having as much space as possible and eliminating clutter will make your guest feel less crowded and more comfortable. You want your home to be a clean canvas to create the right holiday atmosphere. Take time to look around the house and see what items you do not need and envision how you want to decorate the room. Try to look at your home as objectively as possible and you will find there are a lot of items you can temporarily remove and put away. The last thing you want is for a guest to struggle where to put their plate or wine glass due to
a cluttered table top.

The Grand Entryway

The front entryway is the start of your guest holiday experience into your home. Having a cheerful inviting entryway that catches peoples attention is key when trying to make an impression. Customize your decorations by doing it your self such as making your own wreath with unique ornaments and objects.

The Centerpiece Makes The Room

Your living room is the best place to start when beginning to take out the decorations. This is where most people will congregate other than the kitchen and you want it to look impressive. Picking a focal point of the room is key and and finding the right centerpiece to put above the fireplace and table will make the room. DIY decorations are always a great conversation starter and makes for a unique decoration. Put together a homemade garland to hang on the fireplace or a creative candle holder to light up the room.

Something To Snack On

While the room may be decorated and looking festive, your guest will love a snack while enjoying the atmosphere. Having simple holiday treats will never fail to satisfy your guests. Displaying bowls of chocolate covered pretzels, nuts, cranberries, cheese will be the perfect finishing touch for a perfect holiday atmosphere.

Add Holiday Accents Around The House

The simplest things make all the difference! When people walk into your home you want to create a warm and inviting feeling. Getting holiday scented candles such as peppermint, candy apple, or cinnamon caramel swirl will immediately have your guest feeling cozy and comfortable. Put accents of holiday decorations on doorways, bathrooms and tables. Spreading holiday colors around the house will be the finishing touch on how to decorate for the holidays to give your home the right feel.

Time To Get Started!

Sometimes picking a place to start preparation for the holidays can be stressful and you don’t know quite where to start. Now, with these helpful tips on how to decorate your house for Christmas, the decorating process will be easier and more efficient. Capture the holiday season in your home with your own festive touches that represent you.