Decking the Halls of Your Home for the Holidays



Confession: When I first signed up for Pinterest I became an addict. I thought to myself “Wow, how did so many great ideas get all in one place?” I pinned so many different pins to a wide range of board types and now that I have less time on my hands I only occasionally use Pinterest as a quick go to for ideas. With the holidays quickly approaching (I realized this when I went to Walmart for Halloween items a few weeks back and they already had their full Christmas section up) it is now time to deck the halls and spread some Christmas cheer to your home.

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While this sounds like a fun proposition, it also seems a little overwhelming so here are a few tips for decking the halls that will fit virtually any budget:
-Bring natural elements indoors. Utilize pinecones, evergreen branches and other nature inspired décor.
-Have fun with color. Don’t be afraid to pick bold colors and mix them. The holiday season is all about brightness and cheer.
-Decorate the entry. This is the first (and sometimes only impression that people will see of your home). Utilize the power of Christmas lights to brighten your entry both inside and out. Place a wreath on the front door to draw even more attention to your entry.
-Experiment with rearranging your furniture to accommodate various holiday decorations, such as a Christmas tree.
-Incorporate a theme for holiday decorations. This can range from the traditional decorations, family heirlooms passed down from generation to generation, or fresh new modern themes.
-Display Christmas cards. There are many inventive ways to display all of those holiday cards ranging from pinning them on a string to placing them on a card wall. Let your imagination run wild.

With these great tips ranging from the cheap to the extravagant you can have a festive home ready for holiday gatherings and entertaining. There are millions of different DIY holiday décor projects that can get you in the holiday spirit and add the festiveness of the season to your home. May you have a warm and cheerful holiday season!