Christmas should be a time of joy, great food, fantastic entertainment, and quality time with the people we love. Unfortunately people tend to spend more time worrying about correct decorations, proper appearance, and getting everything just right for the Holidays. This causes stress, and unwarranted time and money spent doing things the hard way. Why not de-stress the Holidays and do things the easy way this year? It’s not a complicated thing, decorating your home using easy and simple methods that will give you the beautiful home you want, and the quality time you need with your family and friends. Here are easy decorating ideas for Christmas:
Use Ready Made Decorations
The quality of ready made decorations is a wonderful way to create a wonderful Christmas theme, and save time, money, and effort. Many decorating stores and large home supply stores now offer entire kits filled with everything you need for a décor theme in one or a few boxes. Complete with bows, wire ribbon, and ornaments in matching colors, ready to place in your home. For a traditional color themed Christmas you can pick up a box filled with beautiful red and green items that can provide the perfect accents for your home without running all over town trying to find the “perfect” ornaments. Christmas is not about the perfect things, it’s about the smaller things being there as a backdrop to family and friends.
Small Accents Can Make the Difference
When you are decorating for the Holidays try to find accents that make a difference without requiring huge makeovers. Changing the daily look of a room with decorative slipcovers in hues of creams, ivories, and off-whites can move you from Halloween through the New Year without having to be changed and make for easy cleanups after accidental spills. Simple ties of ribbons that match the Holiday can be easily changed for the next event. Finding textiles like rugs for sale, tabletop linens, and napkins in neutral hues can also be a way of saving money, and relieving the stress of the Holiday Season. Placing new area rugs in your home can let you create a new atmosphere without changing the normal feel of the room. Place a few pumpkins atop a red rug in the foyer for Halloween and for Thanksgiving fill a basket with beautiful autumn leaves to sit beside the pumpkins, and change to a small sleigh atop the same rug for Christmas.
You Do Not Have to Change the Look of Your Dinner Table for Each HolidayWhen you use a neutral table cloth and cover it with a lace overlay you have set the perfect table underlay for your family and guest. No need to buy different table top covers for every holiday. Placing beautiful natural autumn leaves between the lace and the solid color underlay, you have created a unique appearance your guest will appreciate at no cost. For Christmas place wide ribbons of reds, greens, golds or silver in two long lines down the length of your table for a clean looking decorative touch. If you can find large oval rugs on sale, buy them in coordinating colors and place new rugs beneath your table, and in front of your buffet, a small touch that can bring warmth and color to any dining room.