Christmas is just around the corner, in fact, it’s only six weeks away. That means, you only have a short amount of time to get your home decorated and looking amazing for family get-togethers and holiday parties. Aren’t sure how to make it happen, well, don’t worry because here are nine easy-to-follow tips to beautifully style your home for the upcoming Christmas season.
Tip #1: Research the Holiday Trends for Ideas
The best way to come up with new ideas on how to decorate your space, research the holiday trends online to see what is and isn’t popular. That way, you can get inspiration from others on how to get your space in order without having to spend a lot of time brainstorming on your own. Google is a perfect place to start in addition to popular home decor websites like House Beautiful, Traditions, along with social media spots and ecommerce stores including Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Etsy.
Tip #2: Don’t Start Without a Plan
This tip is essential if you want to get your home decorated in a timely manner. So, right after you finish your research and have decided how you’re going to decorate your space, then you need to come up with a step by step plan on how you’re going to make it happen.
In that plan, some of the things you should include are a list of what holiday items you have on hand, what you’re going to need to purchase, what decorations you’re going to place where (sketching out a map for each room would be ideal), what tools you’ll need to set up the decor, and so on and so forth.
By having a step by step plan, you’ll be able to stay on track when setting up your decorations and have less of a chance to get overwhelmed or sidetracked.
Tip #3: Use Quality Home Decor Accessories
When you’re decorating your home, you don’t want to skimp and purchase decorations from random discount stores. Why? Because, you’ll be disappointed when you have to replace them due to the fact that they’ve fallen apart after only a few days on display. For that reason, you’ll want to purchase some quality name brands. A few options include:
- Liberty Of London - Is a brick and mortar store that really takes Christmas decor to the next level. The standard that this company brings to the decorations you can purchase is almost unparalleled. Plus, they are also very pleasing to the eye and there are a variety of options as you can see with this store display:
- John Lewis & Partners - Just like Liberty of London, John Lewis & Partners is a brick & mortar department store chain that also sells products online. And just like Liberty of London, this chain also sells gorgeous Christmas decorations, ranging from ornaments, to trinkets, and more. An example of what it has to offer is shown by this room scene:
- The White Company - Is yet another store with a solid online presence. This store is all about sophistication and the same can be said for the Christmas decor it offers. What you’ll see when you shop with them is sleek, well-designed items that aren’t over the top, but still make a holiday statement. Here is an example:
- Selfridges - Is a department store that offers on online Christmas and Holiday website that is in one word, phenomenal. The different decor items from simple to eclectic, traditional, contemporary and everything in between make it one of the best places to get decorations to make your home amazing. Check out some of what they offer:
Tip #4: Add a few DIY Decor Items Here and There
Even though holiday decor items like those from The White Company and the others just mentioned are very, very stunning, make sure to add in a few do-it-yourself decor items here and there. Essentially, you want things to have an authentic feel as well and one easy way to do this is to get your kiddos in on the fun if you have them. Simply help them create a few Christmas crafts on a weekend afternoon and display the fun artwork that they’ve created. For some quick ideas, head to Pinterest.
Tip #5: Work Smarter, Not Harder
This tip is all about making things as easy as possible when you’re decorating your home. Now, this doesn’t mean that you should cut corners and do things the fastest way possible without any regard for safety. What this means is that if you have two ways to do something and one way is faster and just as safe as the other one, go for it. For example, if you’re going to hang up Christmas prints in your home, instead of grabbing a hammer and nails to do it, use picture hanging strips as a quick alternative. On top of being simpler to use, they’re also damage free.
Tip #6: Ask for Help If You Need It
It’s not worthing getting injured to decorate your home, so, don’t be afraid to ask someone for help if you need it. Like, if you need to put something into place, but can’t lift it yourself. Or, if you need to hang something up high, yet are afraid of heights and don’t like going onto ladders. Put your pride aside and get the help you need from a family, neighbor, or friend since you want to enjoy the holidays at home and not in the hospital, right?
Tip #7: When in Doubt, Cut it Out
As your carrying out your plan for decorating your home, you might have one of those moments when you’re unsure if you should really hang a specific ornament or set out a certain trinket. Now, if this happens to you, then go with your gut and don’t put it out. You’re gut is always right so whenever you’re in doubt, just cut it out.
Tip #8: Stay Organized for Easy After Holiday Clean-Up
To ensure that after holiday clean-up is a breeze, keep organized when you’re doing your decorating. Like, when you’re taking decorations out of the boxes that they came in, don’t throw them away. Instead, keep those boxes and place them in totes or storage containers so you can bring them out when the holidays are over to put decorations away easily. Also by keeping the decorations you purchased in the boxes in the off-season, you can also ensure that they are kept from breaking.
Tip #9: Remember to Have Fun
When you’re decorating, if you’re not having fun than what’s the point, right? If you’re going through all of that work to make your home beautiful for the holidays and you don’t have a smile on your face and you aren’t enjoying yourself, then don’t do it. So, make sure that you do enjoy it and with anything, there is always more fun in numbers. Invite some friends over, make some cookies, pour some win, and have a good time.
With these nine tips, you should be able to create a home filled with Christmas cheer that others will be sure to envy. So, stop reading and get to it, remember, the holiday is only six weeks away!