Nothing brings family and friends together like the holidays. However, there’s no question that playing host can certainly be stressful. In addition to doing the shopping and cleaning before your guests arrive, you’ll also need to add holiday décor to your home get in the spirit! Here are a few decorating tips for the holidays that are easy to implement and won’t take up all of your time.
Make a Great First Impression
To make the most of your first impression, consider decorating the outside of your home. Hanging a wreath on your front door is a classic holiday decoration, but don’t feel limited to the classic evergreen look. Using wire for the base of your wreath, you can add flowers, berries, ribbons, ivy and other greenery to create your own personalized design! If snow is in the forecast, consider lining the path to your doorstep with glass votive candles to set the tone as your guests make their way inside.
Choose a Color Palette
When it comes to interior design during the holidays, it’s important to be consistent. Take the time to find the color palette that best fits your particular style, then implement this palette into your home’s decor. For example, you can use the classic red-green or silver-gold color schemes that are used for most seasonal decorations. If you’re hoping to create a warm environment as your guests escape from the cold weather, try adding throws and pillows in your color scheme. Taking the time to find the perfect color palette and sticking to it will create consistency throughout your space all year long, even after the holidays have ended.
Set the Table
With all of the chaos that often comes with hosting during the holidays, the dinner table may be the only place where everyone is together at the same time. Preparing a delicious meal for your guests is no easy task, but decorating your dining area can be. It all starts with the centerpiece, and there are plenty of ways for you to achieve your ideal holiday look. Creating your centerpiece can be as simple as taking a vase and picking out flowers with a festive color scheme. Want to get more creative? Try placing multiple votive candles using holiday colors in a line down a rectangular serving dish. You can then fill the remainder of the dish with cranberries. Also, if you find that your kitchen table can’t seat the entire extended family, consider renting an extra table and chairs for the duration of their stay!
The most important thing to remember during this process is that it’s meant to be enjoyable and stress-free! Follow these tips and feel free to get creative as you prepare for what is sure to be a great holiday season with friends and family!