The holiday season is filled with different activities that only come around once a year. Decorating for the holidays should be fun, rather than a chore so check out these tips on successful holiday decorating for the upcoming holiday season and festivities.
- Don’t procrastinate: The longer you wait to get your decorating complete, the less time you have to enjoy your hard work. Don’t spend more time planning and shopping than you actually do decorating. Trust your gut and don’t over think your decorating plan. After all, it’s only up for a short time and you can completely change your plan next year! Make your life easy, don’t take it too seriously and have fun! Make putting up and taking down holiday decorations a something the whole family can do together. Put on a great playlist and enjoy
- Focus: When decorating, start with a focal point. Rooms naturally have an area that is seen first by viewers due to architectural details and their locations. Larger rooms can have more than one focal point. When you begin, start with decorating the room’s natural focal point (for example: the fir place, windows, built-ins with decorative moldings). Keep in mind that the whole room does not need to be decorated. Focus on what people notice and spend your time on those areas. Don’t create too much work for yourself!
- Get inspired: Holiday color schemes are not restricted to the typical red, white and green or Hanukkah blue and white. If you’re looking for something new and different, use creative color schemes with bright colors in combination with a metallic color such as silver and/or gold (for example: green, purple and silver). Fresh new looks are exciting and noteworthy. Have some fun and take some risks!
- Holiday Table: Decorating your dining table for the holidays can be one of the most enjoyable parts of the holiday! Browse Pinterest or Instagram to get fun, easy or creative ideas on how to decorate your dining table for the holidays. Don’t hesitate to mix and match colors, patterns, textures or styles when creating your look. There are endless options and styles to choose from so use this opportunity to express your creative style!
Whether you choose to be classic and traditional or funky and fun, make it your own. Enjoy the process and be fully present for the holiday season!