No need to go overboard or break the bank; we’ve got you covered with fun, casual home decor ideas that are sure to bring the spirit of winter and the holidays into your home this year!
If you’re looking to add a bit of festive flair to your home decor this winter, here are a few essential elements you won’t want to overlook!
If you thought holiday lights were just for your gutters, think again! You can hang them on your porch, drape them on your mantel, weave them through your banisters, or use them to adorn your outdoor trees—both evergreen and deciduous. For the energy-conscious amongst you, LED light options are a great way to capture the essence of the festive season while conserving your electricity consumption.
Evergreen garlands are to winter what flower bouquets are to spring; that is, a classic seasonal symbol of our natural world. Inside, they can cover banisters, mantel pieces, tables, and windows. Outside, they are perfect for wrapping around doors, porches, and winter porch planters. Add some pinecones, holly, or berries for an extra dash of seasonal delight.
The benefit of using a color scheme to guide your holiday decor is that it creates a cohesive look throughout your home. We all know that green and red are the classic colors of the holidays, likely due to the red berries and evergreens that stand out this time of year. Gold, white, and silver are other timeless holiday color options that combine well with red and green and lend a more contemporary look to your design. If you’re looking to experiment a bit more with your holiday decor this year, try incorporating sky-blue elements to evoke the feeling of frost and snow, or—if you’re feeling especially adventurous—go with a rustic palette of natural wood tones to give your space a cozy, cabin-in-the-woods feel.
Spring and summer aren’t the only times you can enjoy porch planters. Even though no flowers grow outside in December, there’s still a whole world of natural beauty that can be celebrated in the form of a porch planter or container arrangement. Here are a few classic elements to consider including in your next design:
The holidays are never complete without a festive meal (or two!), and your holiday feast deserves a beautiful table that celebrates the spirit of the season. Start with colorful table runners and placemats, and include small details like festive napkin rings and meaningful family ornaments.
The main feature of a holiday table is the centerpiece, which is a perfect DIY project the whole family can take part in! Consider a simple arrangement of fresh holiday flowers, like poinsettias or amaryllis, a rustic display of candles, or even a bowl of colorful ornaments. You can also construct a centerpiece using a floral foam block and smaller evergreen boughs like cedar and juniper.
You don’t need to break the bank to enjoy decorating for the holidays this year; plenty of cost-effective DIY options are available to you! Handmade ornaments, for example, are a family-friendly project that yields long-lasting treasures, while holiday wreaths and evergreen garlands can be made with materials gathered from your backyard. Pine cones are another versatile home decor element that can be used in many different ways, from centerpieces to porch planters, wreaths, and much more.
While every family has their own traditions when it comes to tree decorating, it never hurts to inject some new ideas into this age-old custom. Here are some ideas to help you get creative with your Christmas tree this year:
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