Celebrating the biggest day of the year becomes more manageable with some early planning. Today, Balsam Hill shares useful ideas on how to get your home ready for the holidays. From tidying up rooms to bringing out your decorations, these simple Christmas preparation tips will help you set a beautiful scene for the season’s festivities.
When I was growing up, sitting on the floor by the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree was one of my favorite things to do. There was just something about the room all aglow with those lights that was magical.
Christmas time definitely does feel like a magical time with those lights, merry music playing in the background and friends and family gathering to spend time together. Read This Entry
With the holidays fast approaching, you might feel that time is against you when it comes to decorating. There are factors to consider in home decorating—the Christmas tree, the mantel, the tabletops—but in this post, we will show you how to choose the right wreath for your holiday home by going back to the basics.
Check the Size
The size of the wreath will depend on the kind of look you want. Large wreaths exude a bolder and more festive atmosphere, while smaller ones project a more reserved minimalist appeal. All this is dependent, however, on where you plan to display your wreath. Read This Entry
Christmas brings to mind a scene of fresh snow on the ground, nippy holiday air, and a cup of hot chocolate as the family sits by the tree. Decorating with a White Christmas theme is the perfect way to bring the beauty of the snowy outdoors into any home. Here are a few ideas you can try:
Holiday decorations can get monotonous, especially since many people reuse the same pieces every year. Classic designs always work for the Christmas, but for the upcoming season, try something different by investing your time in some DIY projects. Handmade decorations are fun to create and they certainly make your home stand out.
Here are a few Do-It-Yourself ideas you might like to try: Read This Entry
Poinsettia is the quintessential Christmas plant. Its bright-red and vibrant green hues are the colors most people associate with Christmas. While they are in-demand during the holidays, poinsettias are fragile plants, and by the end of Christmas, some of them get so bruised and damaged that most people just consign them to the garbage bin. Getting an artificial plant is an investment that will save you time and effort, but if you’re still adamant about getting a natural one, you need to focus on giving it proper care so you can have poinsettia plants that last more than a season.
The Christmas tree may be the star of your space when it comes to holiday decorating, but setting up the coziness around your tree completes the welcoming, festive mood of your home. Here are some ways on how to create a warm and inviting space around your Yuletide centerpiece.
Dealing with holiday decorations can seem like a daunting task. But worry not—if you apply the tips below, sprucing up your home for the season can be a breeze. All it takes is a bit of organizing and planning and purposeful follow-through.
Here are some tips to help you begin:
Having the same exact Christmas decorations every year lessens the excitement of putting them up with your family. Seeing the dusty and tattered garland on the mantle doesn’t exactly bring feelings of joy for the holidays. But some of those old decorations hold memories, and we want to incorporate them into our newer, fresher Christmas decor. We’ve gathered some tips to help you mix old and new holiday decorations.
- Create a smooth transition
To create a smooth transition between old and new holiday décor, use colors from the same family. Repeating the hues bring a sense of cohesiveness and unites the elements in your holiday decor.
- Use everyday items
Apothecary glass jars and tumblers are excellent table centerpieces when filled with holiday items like colorful antique Christmas ornaments, or put a smaller, special Christmas knick-knack in a jar to display its uniqueness.
- Repurpose old foliage
Salvage old greenery and use them to embellish lighting fixtures. Tie them to wall sconces, lamp posts, and chandeliers with colorful ribbons for a nice accent to your lighting scheme.
- Recycle Christmas cards
Old Christmas cards from loved ones can be turned into ornaments (laminate, punch a hole in the top, and tie it to the tree) or cut up and made into a beautiful collage.
- Upgrade your kids’ artworks
The kids’ holiday artwork can be upgraded to feel like the real thing. Highlight Suzy’s 4th-grade nativity drawing with a snazzy new Christmas frame. Group together a few drawings from over the years, and this is a lovely way to incorporate the old decorations into something new.
Sometimes you want to keep that Santa rag doll from your childhood, and those sentiments make Christmas special. It’s easy to update your favorite older decor with something fresh with an eye for repurposing and making sure that the decorations are in keeping with your home’s style. Happy decorating!