Decorating Home for the Holidays

Decorating Home for the Holidays

All of the family, friends, and gatherings mean bringing holiday cheer to your home. Preparing for guests can be overwhelming but rewarding. The Christmas decorations can vary greatly depending on the type of house and your style. Holiday décor that invokes the Christmas spirit that does not detract from the rest of the elements that already make up your spaces, is essential. Therefore, here are some places to begin spreading your holiday bling and dazzle.
Christmas Front Porch Entrance
The front door
Your entrance is the first impression family and friends encounter when they arrive at your home. Spending time decorating the front door is important for anyone who wants to project their Christmas spirit. Use garlands, winter containers, fir baskets, pinecones and birch baskets, Christmas balls, and lights. Similarly, if we want to achieve a contemporary style, use glass ornaments and white elements. A more traditional theme can be achieved by including some red and green ribbon, balls, ornaments, and baubles.  For a more natural style, find wreaths that match your intention.
Lighting
Use lighting to your advantage to enhance Christmas décor Natural light is always lighting to take advantage of, but for its part, artificial lights are typical of Christmas and are even considered part of the decorative elements. Therefore, it is recommended that they be placed as the basis of any arrangement, whether on the Christmas tree, the front door, the windows, or the arches of the home. However, do not overload decorations with these types of lights as they tend to overshadow the rest of the elements.
Christmas Tree next to Fireplace
The tree and mantle
The Christmas tree is one of the centerpieces of the holiday. Al’s Garden & Home carries infinitudes of designs, color themes, and shapes to decorate it to your taste. The decoration or theme can vary from glass ornaments, dried flowers, and bows to achieve a striking finish, to some decorative lights and Christmas ornaments within a minimalist concept. Create a color scheme or strike a chord with a theme: elegance, traditional, natural, eclectic, or whimsical. Surround your mantle with gorgeous color by placing poinsettias and greenery with garlands. Complement the plants with décor items evoking traditional Christmas characters like Christmas gnomes and reindeer.
The dinner table
The table in the dining room is the place where we meet with our family to enjoy the evening. Dress your table with tablecloths or runners that reflect or highlight the tones of the environment, creating a large central path where we will place all your dishes. Bring out holiday-themed place settings. Set the mood with holiday candles and winter centerpieces highlighting your theme…and dinner!
Ultimately, it is important to remember that Christmas decorations should always reflect our spirit and personality, filling every corner of our home with festive looks. Unleash your creativity, and venture into decorating your spaces. For great ideas and inspiration, visit our Christmas Shop. Happy Holidays!

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