How do you decorate your home for the holidays? Do you put up tinsel and lights in your windows, light a candle or two in the living room, and call it good? Or do you take it to the next level by decorating your mantle with garlands and placing festive wreaths on all your front door entrances? Deciding how much time and effort to put into decorating your home will largely depend on how quickly you want it to feel like Christmas when you walk through the front door! Here are 8 Christmas home decor ideas to get your home ready for the holidays.
1) Add some new festive throw pillows
One way you can make your space feel more festive is by adding some new throw pillows for a pop of color. You don’t need to go overboard with these – a few well-placed pillows will do the trick! Remember, throw pillows are like friends: they should be spread out around the house so that you’re never far from a warm embrace and good conversation.
2) Deck the halls with boughs of holly
Boughs of holly, whether real or artificial, are a popular and traditional Christmas decoration. To decorate your home for the holidays, you can use boughs of holly to add festive color to every corner of your house. You can also choose to use boughs of holly in place of other holiday decorations like Christmas trees or wreaths, or you can combine them to create a Christmas-themed forest indoors.
3) Put up a Christmas tree
If you’re going to decorate your home for the holidays, then you need a tree! The tree is the focal point of any holiday decoration and it brings a festive feeling to your home. You can decorate your tree with anything from ornaments and garland to lights and candy! Start by finding a tree that fits well in your space, trimming it if needed, and then get started with decorating!
4) Hang some stockings by the fireplace
Hang stockings over the fireplace to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere. You can do this by hanging them on the mantel or just above the fireplace. If you want to hang them over the mantel, use a sturdy curtain rod (you can find these at any department store) and hang garland or other Christmas decorations from it for additional holiday cheer.
5) String some lights around the windows
Strings of lights around windows are one of the most iconic holiday decorations. This is a great project for kids to help with, as it’s easy to put up and take down. When you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful display that will set the mood for the holidays.
6) Make a wreath for the front door
A wreath is a Christmas decoration that can be made with a variety of materials, including pine boughs, branches, and holly. There are many different types of wreaths that you can make to suit your style and taste. One type of wreath is a circle or round wreath where all the material is attached to a circular wire wreath form to form a round shape. You can attach some evergreen sprigs or boughs to create a three-dimensional effect. Use ribbons and bows on top of the wreath as an extra touch. Check out this YouTube video for more detailed instructions and tips.
7) Spread some holiday cheer with a festive doormat
This season, create a festive entrance to your home with a bright and cheerful doormat. The mat should match the theme of your Christmas decorations, so choose one that will best fit your desired style. Want to give your doormat a personal touch? Try adding some ornaments and ribbons to create a personalized look!
8) Book a professional home cleaning with Four Seasons Cleaning
If you want to get your home ready for the holidays, hiring a home cleaning service is a great way to start. Wreaths and other holiday décor make the season merry and bright, but a professionally cleaned home will make you feel more relaxed and eager to welcome your holiday guests.
Four Seasons Cleaning offers recurring home cleaning services, one-time cleaning, deep cleaning, and disinfectant cleaning. We serve the city of Seattle and surrounding areas including Redmond, WA, Kirkland, WA, Mercer Island, WA, Woodinville, WA, Bellevue, WA, and more! Contact us today at (425) 821-4503 to schedule your first cleaning or book online!