Create Your Own Personal Decorations With These Holidays Decorating Guide
While it may be a nice dream to transform the whole house and redecorate for every season or holiday, the truth is that most of us don’t have the time. The good news is that it only takes a few small, well-placed accessories to create a completely new look and evoke the joyous mood of the season.
Before you run out and purchase expensive accessories, look around your home to see what you already have. Chances are that you have everything you need to create your own unique, personal decorations.
Create Custom Window Treatments
Have fun creating your own personal custom window treatments at holiday time. Ideas? Hang non-breakable decorations from invisible wire so they hang at different levels across the window. Swag garland from the top corners.
Spruce Up the Entryway.
A festive entrance will create the perfect first impression. What can you do to surprise and delight guests as they walk in the front door? A floor mat in seasonal colors welcomes visitors with holiday cheer. Fresh or faux flowers always add comfort and brightness. How about hanging decorative ribbon from the entry chandelier?
Take wide pillar candles and wrap them in ribbon, flexible twigs, or thin garland. Arrange candles in groups of three to create a lovely holiday display on any table. When guests are visiting, light the candles and turn down the lights for a warm, holiday atmosphere.
Create a Centerpiece
A simple holiday centerpiece will inspire a cheerful, festive mood. Grab a large container, and fill it with colorful fruit, flowers or holiday ornaments. Use a flat platter to display metallic ornaments. Or create a “gift centerpiece” for extra excitement and color by wrapping small, empty boxes in holiday paper or in colors to match your room’s décor. Decorate each box with ribbons and bows. Then place the “gifts” in a decorative container, or arrange them in the center of the table with greenery.
You may be amazed at how easily and quickly you can add holiday cheer to your home!