Jingle bells ring at every corner, snow is falling from the sky, and that lovely pine tree smell permanently drifts through the air – it must be the holiday season. We don’t know about you, but we can’t get enough of that holly jolly feeling. Having a home that reflects this special time can really set the mood of the whole season. Bring the holiday spirit into every corner of your home with these four quick and easy tips.
Dress Up the Table
A pretty holiday table doesn’t just have to be for one day. Make the entire season memorable by setting out special holiday tableware for every meal. Try using linen napkins instead of paper ones and fancy cutlery instead of your normal set. If you usually keep all of your tableware tucked away, experiment with creating a display. These small changes will set the holiday spirit and keep it going all season long.
Feel the holiday spirit right when you walk through the door! Spiffing up an entryway, may it be the front door or another main entryway inside your home, is the perfect way to set the tone. Use garlands to wrap around the door frames, a large wreath on the door, and a few poinsettias to wrap it all together.
Always Have Sweets
Nothing says the holidays like yummy treats sprinkled throughout the home. Not only are they a great after-dinner dessert, but they make a wonderful decoration, too! Load up fancy glass jars with your favorites – peppermint bark, the fresh cookies you just made, candy canes – and use them as a sweet-looking side table accent or kitchen centerpiece.
Light It Up
How do you instantly add coziness to any home? Twinkle lights. They quickly add warmth and set the holiday mood. Try stringing a simple strand across the top of your main living space, using them as an accessory inside of a jar, or incorporate them into your kitchen table’s centerpiece. When you’re done, flick off the lights and cozy up with a cup of cocoa and a woven blanket for the perfect holiday evening.
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