November 20, 2010

Home Decorating Christmas

There are so many possibilities when it comes to Christmas home decorating.

While decorating is exciting, fun, and a lot of work, it’s the most gratifying feeling to see the final product.

Your family and friends will delight in what you have created and it will add warmth and fill your home with an abundance of holiday cheer.
To help eliminate confusion, I have broken the decor ideas down into two categories: exterior decor and interior decor.

The interior decor articles for Christmas will be divided into:

-Christmas Home Decorating -  Part 1: Deck the Halls, and
-Christmas Home Decorating - Part 2: Joy to the World

If you don’t know where to begin with decorating your home for the holidays, below are some ideas to help you on your way.

Exterior Decor
For some of us, we are starting from scratch, while others are seasoned pros looking for additional ideas.

Whatever the case, we are in this together and the end result will be a spectacular exterior for the holidays.
When we think of Christmas holiday decor, we partly associate it with lights.

Lights are beautiful because they create an illusion of some wondrous fantasy.

It lavishes your home with unspeakable beauty.
Some ways to illuminate your exterior include incorporating:
  • multi-colored lights
  • icicle lights
  • a lighted North Pole
  • lighted candy canes
  • fiber optic penguins
  • lighted reindeer
  • a lighted sign that reads, “Happy Holidays”
There is even a lighted Santa on a sleigh with his reindeer that looks stunning on a rooftop. This is a sure way to add so much brilliance and sparkle to your exterior.
However, when installing these lights on the higher points of your home, take extra precautions to ensure that you are careful to avoid accidents.

Remember that it’s important to have someone present with you while you install these lights to minimize potential accidents.

In addition, you can incorporate lights into wreaths.

You can also hang garland over the door and decorate it with lights and place lights inside faux topiaries to enhance the beauty of the plants as well as draw attention to the front entrance.
Some other ideas for Christmas home decorating include dressing up your lawn with large reindeer figurines or a snowman figurine.

You can even put an inflatable Santa and snowman that has a continuous snow feature for that added holiday spirit.
If your mailbox seems left out, you can place a decorative mailbox swag for that extra little touch.

Another outdoor idea includes hanging a lovely wreath on your door.

You have so many to choose from and they are available in different colors.
If you do not want to drive a nail through your front door, consider a wreath hanger.

You can find them in different styles, with some having bells on them.
And last, but not least, welcome people into your home with a lovely holiday doormat.

You can have it personalized or simply find one with a nice poinsettia pattern or holiday type theme to adorn your front entry.
I have given you quite a list of possibilities, and it may seem overwhelming because there’s so much to do.

The important thing is to work within your budget and try to do a few things a day because in doing so, you will accomplish something every day and will be one step closer to finishing the exterior Christmas holiday decor.

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