Delight the senses and evoke the magic of the holiday season with these time-saving, budget-wise tips. Start by picking two or three colours from your current stock of decorations as your holiday palette. It’s an easy way to tie a theme together, even if the decorations’ shapes, materials, and time periods vary.
Create a holiday mood with sound, light and scent
Light is a quick and beautiful way to create mood. Dim overhead lights and group tea-light candles on handy ledges. A few inexpensive ribbons of white LED lights twinkling inside glass vases will highlight the sparkle of ornaments on the tree. Don’t forget scent – add the fragrance of pine boughs and the whiff of cinnamon and ginger from holiday baking. Build a playlist of vintage holiday tunes to create seasonal ambience.
Use what you have around the house along with natural elements
- Nestle pine boughs in serving dishes crowned with glass ornaments for quick and festive elegance.
- Create ropes of greenery by tying evergreen branches with fishing line and use wrapping ribbon in one of your decorative palette’s colours to make bows.
- Use the same ribbon to add a pop of colour to an old door wreath spray-painted white or gold.
- Make holiday window treatments by suspending extra tree ornaments from the curtain rods with different lengths of fishing line.
You don’t need to be a decorating pro to create a fabulously festive home. What are your tips for easy holiday decorating? Leave a comment below and share your ideas.