Thursday, December 3, 2015

5 Tips for Easy Christmas Decorating

Nothing puts me in the Holiday Spirit more than decking the halls of my home from top to bottom. Once the tree is up, the candles are lit, and the Holiday music is playing, the house instantly feels like a cozy winter wonderland. But if you've been around this blog a while, you know I don't just stop there. I am simply not satisfied until each room has at least a little sprinkle of red, white, and green. 

Decorating for Christmas can be time consuming (and expensive), so I thought I would share with you some tips on how to Christmas-ify your home this holiday season. 

Tip #1: DECORATE WITH LIGHTS. This is pretty easy, because it gives a large effect with not much effort. Simply string Christmas lights around you TV, hang them from shelves, or simply set them on a table, dresser or mantle. Once it gets dark outside, turn your lights on for an instantly cozy holiday space. If you're really feeling crazy, you can decorate the lights with fabric, tulle, or garland. 

Tip #2: JUST ADD ORNAMENTS. This is my absolute favorite tip! Ornaments are my go-to for decorating any place and space. use ornaments to fill bowls, baskets, lanterns, and vases. Set them randomly on shelves. String them on a hanger to make a wreath. Just add ornaments... and I promise you can not go wrong!

Tip #3: MAKE YOUR OWN TREES. Use different materials to create your own unique Christmas trees to scatter throughout your house. Buy styrofoam or paper mache cones, or make your own with cones with cereal boxes. Gather fabric, ribbon, burlap, paint, beads, paper, etc. Simply create your own designs to make your very own trees. 

Tip #4: LIGHT ALL THE CANDLES. I don't care what anyone says, you can never have enough candles. Not only will they add some color to your decor, but the winter scents and candlelight really make your house feel like a home. 

Tip #5: BRING THE SNOW INDOORS. Okay, don't actually bring the cold, wet snow into your home. Instead, buy a large bag of pretend snow and sprinkle it in vases and on your everyday decor, Have pictures in a snowy background? Swap out your everyday pictures for ones with a snowy background. It definitely adds to your holiday decor. 

What are your favorite ways to decorate your home for Christmas?