The holidays are special for many reasons. There’s time with friends and family, delectable eats, festive treats, and wintry magic galore. But for many of us, the holiday season really begins once we start to deck the halls. Whether you’re the type that hangs up festive wreaths the day after Halloween or if you want until Thanksgiving has come and gone, there’s something so wonderful about watching the lights, ornaments, and greenery going up in the home.
If you need a little inspiration to start decorating, you’re in the right place. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the latest trends, DIY designs, and idyllic scenes to help you bring your winter wonderland to life in no time!
Incorporate natural elements
No matter what time of year it is, flowers and plants are always a great way to decorate your home, but during the holidays they’re extra special. From Thanksgiving flower arrangements to vibrant poinsettias and elegant green wreaths, bringing the outdoors in really is key to achieving the ideal holiday design.
Here are a few places you can sprinkle in some greenery throughout your home:
*Add some pine garland to your fireplace mantle
*Create a Christmas-y centerpiece with red and white flowers
*Welcome holiday guests with festive plants and florals on your porch
*Design an elegant bannister adorned with pine and holly
Keep it simple, yet elegant
Minimalist design is hugely popular in modern day interior design—and it doesn’t stop for the holiday season. Even if you’re holiday-obsessed, you can keep your decor simple and modern to keep pace with your day to day aesthetic.
Using nature-inspired decorations, opting for whites and greys instead of greens and reds, and sticking to a general theme are all ways you can achieve the Pinterest holiday decor of your dreams.
Consider unique holiday themes
While classic Christmas decorations are always appropriate, you might consider some other unique themes if you want to switch up your normal holiday style.
Here are some ideas:
*Retro: Think silver Christmas trees, shiny ornaments, and bounties of tinsel.
*World holidays: Celebrate each reason for the season this year by incorporating elements from holidays around the world.
*Kooky: This year, mount your tree from the living room ceiling for a fun surprise your holiday guests will get a kick out of.
*Silver and gold: For an elegant, classy Christmas, opt for a silver and gold theme to dress up your home for the season.
Stock the bar with seasonal libations
Christmastime is fun for many reasons, one of which is the delightful seasonal drinks that we get to enjoy. From hot cider and mulled wine to eggnog and peppermint liqueur, there are plenty of ways to flex your mixologist skills during the holiday season. Get yourself some Christmas glassware, start practicing cocktail concoctions, and enjoy!
DIY your own advent calendar
Advent calendars are always a fun treat during December, but they’re not always something you want to have displayed with your carefully curated holiday decor. A good alternative to the cardboard store bought versions is to craft your own.
Here are a few ideas:
*Add numbered mini-gift boxes to your fireplace mantle
*Create a wooden calendar
*Make origami trees with the days of December on them
Set the table for guests (always)
One of the most exciting parts about the holiday season is that you never know when guests will stop by to share a holiday treat. That’s why setting the table with elegant decor is so important! Plus, it will make your home look all the more put together and festive for the holidays! Include greenery, candles, and a table runner for a fun themed look.
Create coziness with candles
There’s nothing more cozy than a warm fireplace set to enjoy a holiday movie or time spent with family. If you don’t have a fireplace in your home, use candles instead. You can choose a winter-themed candle scents like pine or cinnamon to really achieve that festive feeling.
As you get ready to welcome in guests for the holiday season, use these tips to help you design a space that will make everyone feel right at home.