The holiday season has officially begun and that means it’s time to break out the decor and get to work making your home look cozy and festive. From wreaths to trees, there are tons of amazing, traditional ways you can create a merry and bright environment for your family. Of course, the usual decor can become a bit stale over time, leaving many people searching for new and interesting ways to bring the holidays home. Are you looking for some new ways to decorate this season? Below, we have compiled a list of 5-holiday decor ideas that we know you’re going to want to steal and use in your own home.
1. Mirror Snowflakes
Make your drab mirrors just as festive as the rest of the house. Simply whip out some chalkboard paint and add a few sweet snowflakes to the corner of each mirror in your home. This will bring in a bit of winter weather without the snow – the closest you’ll get to snow in Arizona this winter! Best of all, this extra touch can be added in no time and is easy to wipe off once the holiday season comes to an end. Note: You may want to test the washability of the paint in an inconspicuous place before you go all out. Otherwise, you could end up with permanent snowflake decor.
2. Add a Garland or Two
Handrails, mantles, and headboards are all excellent places to add a festive garland. Hang ornaments from the garland or add a few red ribbons. Either way, you’ll be left with a lovely bit of decor that would make anyone want to snuggle up with loved ones. Not sure how to hang your garland? The decoration can be wrapped around handrails and some headboards. However, if your furniture doesn’t allow for this, Scotch Command Hooks are just the thing for a sturdy yet temporary hanging solution.
3. Twinkling Fireplace
Nothing says winter holidays quite like a fire roaring in the fireplace. Unfortunately, many people have the fireplace itself but not the ability to actually burn a fire. Whether you suffer from allergies or find yourself stuck with gas logs that won't light, being without a cozy fire during the holiday season can be a real bummer. Fortunately, you can create a mock fire by lighting up your fireplace with Christmas lights. Put the lights on small trees, add them to tealight lanterns, or place them in transparent jars. Any of these options will give you a nice, warm glow without any actual flames.
4. Sweet Centerpiece
Every holiday table should include a lovely centerpiece. That said, many pre-made centerpieces are lackluster. If you are having trouble finding the perfect store-bought centerpiece, it might be time to consider making one yourself. Lucky for you, there are plenty of easy DIY centerpiece ideas out there. One of our favorites involves filling a transparent vase with candies. By using red, green, and silver foil-wrapped candies, you can layer them in a lovely pattern that is both pleasing to the eye and very festive. Of course, eating the chocolates after your holiday party is icing on the cake. #5: Pine Cone Touches Who doesn’t love a good smattering of pinecones? To begin, purchase a generous bag of pinecones. Using hot glue, add a loop of red ribbon and a small red bow to the bottom of each pinecone. Hang the pinecones from doorknobs or cabinet door handles to add some holiday cheer to every room of the house. These simple yet effective holiday decor solutions are some of the best ways to give your home that cozy, warm feeling everyone is seeking out during this time of year. Pick one or use them all; no matter what you choose to do, your family and friends will be wowed by your gorgeous, decked-out home.