With Christmas right around the corner, it is time to deck the halls for all of your holiday guests. Between buying gifts and attending Christmas get-togethers, trimming a whole house can be a daunting task. Luckily, we have compiled some tips and trends to get your home holiday-ready in no time at all.
1. The trimming doesn’t end with just one tree
There are many different ways to decorate your home for Christmas, but the most popular, by far, is decorating the tree. Recently, many have been using multiple Christmas trees as décor, working together with the décor of the house, instead of standing on its own.
Melissa Eror, Modern Display’s expert in Christmas décor, suggests, “A recent trend that we’ve seen is multiple trees in a home that coordinate with the rooms they are placed in.” she said. For example, you can decorate the Christmas tree in the living area to be more tasteful and classy, while the one in the playroom is fun and colorful. “This technique really makes a statement, and is an easy way to spread your holiday decorations throughout the home.,” Eror said
2. Pick a theme and work around it
Feeling stressed with all of the decorating options? A simple way to decorate for Christmas is to pick a general theme and decorate your home within that theme. Modern Display’s theme this year is authors; each tree is decorated to fit a different author. The Jane Austen tree, for example, is romantic and Victorian while the Fitzgerald tree is very gold and Gatsby-esque.
If you aren’t sure where to start when picking a theme, try something a little more simple. A mixed metal look is an easy theme to start with – but it’s one that can have dramatic results. While counterintuitive, mixing gold, silver, and copper can be a really elegant look for your home. The best way to do it is to pick one main metal, and accent it with the others. “Gold is a really great color to be the dominant one, and highlight that with silver and bronze accents,” Eror said. “If you decide to go this route, stick with soft white lights on the tree and primarily gold ornaments, accented with smaller silver and bronze ornaments.”
3. Don’t forget to complete the look
To get a home that is brimming with holiday cheer, don’t stop after you are finished with the tree. Accessorize throughout the home with additional décor.
Stockings can be used as décor instead of as something you simply put out on Christmas Eve. Coordinating the stockings with each other looks tasteful, and can look even better when paired with a stocking holder. Numerous stores, including Modern Display, sell many options like that act as stocking holders so you can get one that is just your style.
Throw pillows are also a simple way to quickly add to your holiday decorations, and they instantly change the look of the entire room. Try different pillows to coordinate with your existing couch to bring a custom designer look to the room.
Finally, doormats are an easy way to set the scene before guests enter your home. Swap out a normal doormat for a holiday one for warm welcome to any holiday guests.