Christmas is right around the corner and with the festivity comes the need to spruce up your home, so as to add a bit of color and glamour and get into the party mood. Since Christmas comes but once a year, decorating your home with lights and ribbons and ornaments is a great way to keep the spirit and mood of your friends and family up. However, Christmas decorating can be quite confusing and overwhelming if you don’t know what to do. But don’t let that worry you. Here are some great tips and ideas on how you can decorate your home for Christmas.
Decorate your front door
Get your guests into a festive mood right from the front door of your house. You can decorate your front door using a variety of things. You can use ribbons, tree branches, wreaths and ornaments to create an arch on your front door. Depending on how much time you have, you can make something simple or detailed.
Decorate your staircase
The staircase is one of the biggest elements in your house. It presents a big opportunity to add color and cheer to your house if it is well decorated. Decorate the guard rails. You can even set up lights around the rails; they will light up beautifully at night.
Put up pictures with a Christmas theme
Instead of the usual pictures that you normally hang around the house, how about replacing them with pictures which have a Christmas theme. You can even frame the pictures and add a ribbon or any other decoration around the frame.
Deck your windows
If you have lovely Christmas ornaments but you are not sure where to hang them, how about hanging them on the window. You can hang wreaths, balls, and any kind of ornaments you want. Just remember to keep it light and simple. The idea is to complement the decorations that you already have indoors and not to overwhelm the room.
Don’t forget the details
You can tie your throw pillows with ribbons to make them look like presents. But first, you have to dress them up with holiday themed covers before you tie the ribbons.
Decorate your mantel
If you have a mantel, you can decorate it for Christmas to reflect the changing holiday mood. You can put up ornaments, candles and wreaths on the mantel and anything else that you want.
Decorate your mailbox
Don’t forget to decorate outdoors too. Dress up your mailbox, so as to send the right Christmas message. It doesn’t have to be anything too fancy. For instance, you can put a big bow tie around the mailbox.
Use a wreath
A wreath is quite versatile. It can be created using various things, such as ribbons or plants. Once you have a wreath, you can put it in so many places. You can place it on your front door, hang it on a mantle, from the ceiling or one of the windows.