Holiday Home Decoration
Are you one of those people who likes to go all out with decorating your home for the holidays, or are you a bit of a minimalist? While many households limit Christmas decorations to just a tree, others go all out and literally decorate every room in the house and even extend their efforts to the outside of their homes.
Decorating for the holidays is a very personal thing, and you don’t have to go overboard to the extent that your entire home looks like Santa’s workshop exploded within your walls. However, Christmas is a joyous time of the year, so why not spread the cheer to every room in the house? Here are some ideas on how to decorate every room for the holidays and even incorporate some Christmas gifts as part of the décor.
1. The Living Room
When it comes to holiday decorations, nothing says “Festive Season” more than the Christmas tree, and its pride of place is usually in the living room — the most central room of the home. Smaller living rooms do better with artificial Christmas trees, and many people prefer them anyway as they can be used for years and don’t come with the falling pine needle mess.
Extend the Christmas décor by adding a few garlands to the windows, poinsettias on tables, and scented Christmas candles on shelves and end tables. You can also insist that everyone wears Christmas jumpers while sipping eggnog or mulled wine.
Hang some garland around window frames and stockings on the mantle (if you have one). Christmas tree lights can also be placed around bookshelves and windows or decorate a few jars and place them alongside each other with a strand of lights around them for a very dramatic look.
2. The Dining Room
The family dining table is where the festive cheer is shared the most. This room is where family and friends sit together eating copious amounts of specially prepared holiday food, delicious sweets with wine and spirits flowing freely – adults only! The table should feature a bright tablecloth and a Christmas-themed table runner. Place some candlesticks on the table and drape some garland around the stems.
Christmas tree decorations are not just for the tree, so use a few in the dining room. Hang some garland around windows and even on the tops of the chairs. You can also add a few baubles to the table’s centerpiece and even as a personal touch to each place setting at the table. Small bowls of Christmas cookies, especially spiced ones, can add a mouthwatering aroma to the room and invite guests to take a bite.
3. The Kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of every home, so don’t neglect to decorate this special space. Christmas tree toppers can hang from windows, cabinets, or light fittings, and you can add a bit of Christmas cheer with specially themed kitchen cloths.
Add some Christmas tree lights to accentuate windows and even have some mini artificial Christmas trees on the countertops. Add a few bowls of nuts and cookies to Christmas themed crockery and turn your kitchen into an inventing place for a cup of hot chocolate.
4. The Bathroom
You may not spend a lot of time in your bathroom, but don’t neglect the unofficial throne room of the house. Like other rooms, you can put some garland around the window and mirror frames. If you can get fresh pine branches, you’ll also be adding a scented element to this room to drive away other smells. Also, add some Christmassy smelling candles like pine or cinnamon.
If you really want to go all out, get some Christmas theme towels and even a shower curtain. If your shower is glass, you can always add a few snowflake decals just for fun.
5. The Bedrooms
Turn your bedrooms into holiday sanctuaries with a few simple decorations. Add Christmas themed sheets to your bed, hang a wreath on a prominent wall, and place a few small artificial Christmas trees on the nightstand or a chest of draws. Candles are always a hit in the bedroom, so light up some Christmas scented ones. Get each family member some Christmas pajamas and keep the holiday spirit going day and night.
6. Front Door & Entry
First impressions count, so don’t forget the front door and the entry to your home. A couple of Christmas tree stands holding up real Christmas trees will look very inviting, and don’t forget to place a stunning Christmas wreath on the door. Go all out, put a Christmas themed doormat in front of the door, and get ready to welcome your guests.
When it comes to decorating your home for the holidays, you can go for the full North Pole Christmas treatment or have one or two pieces in each room. Let your decorative efforts showcase the best parts of your home and your personality. Christmas decorations can turn even the drabbest looking home into one that is warm and inviting, so add a little cheer and invite family and friends over during this wonderful time.
- The Christmas Home Decor Guide For Every Room– Curated Interior
- 17 Christmas Decorating Ideas For Every Room Of Your House – Better Homes & Gardens