With only 5% of Americans planning to sit out Christmas celebrations, it's getting harder to bump into the grinches and scrooges among us. In fact, the same 2016 survey by Statista found that 71% of Americans plan to celebrate Christmas at home. And that means decorations! Here are some ideas to make holiday decorating a happy chore.
How to decorate your door for Christmas
Your home’s entrance is the first thing friends and family see when coming over. What’s the typical holiday door décor piece? Many people go with a wreath on the door, usually decorated with pine cones and red ornaments. You might opt for hanging a big, red ribbon on your door, making your entrance look like a Christmas present, or decorate with pine garlands. To put your own twist on the classic wreath look, you could decorate it with other creative holiday elements.
Decorating your Christmas tree
According to Better Homes & Gardens (BHG), decorating your Christmas tree starts with the lights. Make sure that the wire strands match your tree’s color. Then it's bottoms up. We're talking about lights, not the eggnog. Wrap the lights around the tree, starting at the base and work your way up. After lights comes garland (place two strands for every vertical foot of the tree). BHG then recommends hanging your ornaments, first place the larger ones evenly around the tree, and then add smaller ones to fill in the spaces between.
Decorating the kitchen
Your home’s kitchen area has tons of places to add holiday touches. From the tablecloth to the refrigerator, to kitchen chairs and dining areas, you have lots of space to give your kitchen a holiday feel. For instance, to involve the kids, you can “dress” your fridge as a snowman by letting them cut out colored pieces of paper or foam and glue magnets to them. Here's a link that shows you how.
To decorate your home for Christmas with a more elegant look, make sure all your kitchen décor pieces complement one another. For example, you can keep it classic with a red-and-green colored theme. You can switch out your table linens for holiday-inspired ones, place some decorations on your windowsill, and even add some statement pillar candles.
Decorating your table for Christmas dinner
Remember, a good table centerpiece sets the tone for the rest of your holiday dinner table decorations. Aside from the traditional red-and-green color schemes, you can build a theme around just about any palette. House of Funk recommends keeping your base colors to one or two for optimal cohesiveness.
Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to decorate your home for Christmas. Whether you're into silver bells or leg lamps, this time of year is meant for bringing people together and creating lasting memories. That’s why we recommend involving the kids in the decorating.
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