Being in the real estate industry, we know how smaller changes/additions can often make a big impact on a home's appearance. You can still “go big” without overdoing it. Additionally, you may find intriguing ways to incorporate personal touches and your current decor into your ideas for holiday decorations.
A Few Holiday Decorating Ideas:
1️⃣ Use garland, ribbons, and/or ball ornaments to incorporate your artwork into your holiday decor plan. And you don’t necessarily have to stick with the “tried and true” holiday colors - mix up the palette to emphasize your favorite shades.
2️⃣ Think outside the “box” with your tree stand and opt for a large decorative planter instead. You may also have a large vase that could serve the same purpose.
3️⃣ Make “simple” centerpieces with glass ball ornaments, some green garland, and a serving bowl or tray - this is a lovely way to use your own dinnerware/serving dishes in your holiday decor.
4️⃣ Use embellished gift tags and holiday cards as extra decorations with garland - a great idea for a fireplace mantle and/or shelves.
5️⃣ A lovely centerpiece/mantle decoration idea is to fill clear vases or glasses with ball ornaments, ribbon, fresh garland, and/or pine cones. If you want to add a fresh aroma to your decorations, you can also make small bundles of thyme, rosemary, and bay leaf to incorporate with other items.
6️⃣ Another way to unique-ify your holiday decorations is to “frame” ornaments, ribbon, and/or wrapping paper: hang glass ornament(s) from the hanger of an empty frame. You can also decorate the open space of a hanging empty frame.
7️⃣ Replace the candles on your candelabras with ornaments, pine cones, and/or holiday flowers (like poinsettias)
Mary & Peggy’s Holiday Must-Haves:
We both love to decorate our homes for the holidays - it flexes our creativity and also gives us a chance to show off personal traditions that only get to shine during the holiday season.
Mary: My favorite holiday decorating tradition includes my collection of Steinbach Nutcrackers. I began collecting these amazing figurines in my twenties - it was something special that began with my grandmother. I add to the collection now and then, usually when I find a nutcracker that I just can’t live without! I have close to 30 nutcrackers and I love to display them during the holidays. Nutcrackers are already a popular holiday decoration, but it’s also my way of remembering my grandmother and our extraordinary relationship.
Peggy: The focal point of my holiday decorating is this one giant window - it’s like the eyes of my home and I love to dress it up every year with garland and a wreath. My decorating traditions probably seem a little simple to some people, but it is what makes me happy and gets me in the holiday spirit. Another decorating tradition I enjoy every year isn’t even mine - I have a good friend who uses fresh magnolia leaves to frame her front doors. Again, it’s simple but elegant.