Holiday Decorating Tips

Decorating your home for the holidays isn’t just fun, it’s also a great way to showcase your home when you’re trying to sell it. From the inside to the outside, here are some great holiday home decorating tips for your home.

Keep it simple.

Clear your clutter and keep your holiday decor simple and elegant. Pick one thing to focus on in each room (this includes outside of your home) and make it festive. For example, if you have a beautiful Christmas tree in your living room, don’t add lots of other bold decorations to the room. With the exception of the tree, your decor should only complement the room, not define it.

Go green (and red).

Traditional greens and reds are traditional for a reason–they look great in almost any space. The same can be said for silver and gold, so use these traditional colours to make any room look festive. Add green garland to your mantel, wrap it around stairs, or use it as a festive swag on your porch rails, then accentuate with red, gold, or silver bows.

Get inspired by nature.

Evergreen swag isn’t the only nod to nature you can use in your holiday decor–pine cones, citrus fruit, and cinnamon are all attractive natural decoration you can use to brighten up your home for the holidays. As an added bonus, they’ll leave your house smelling great, too.

Embrace the artificial.

Artificial trees have an undeserved bad reputation. Today’s ‘fake’ trees are gorgeous and much less hassle than their natural counterparts. Plus, they don’t drop their needles all over the place. Artificial trees are mess-free, stress-free, and many come with pre-strung lights, making decorating much easier.

Use scent to set the scene.

This is particularly useful if you’ll be showing your home during the holidays. Use the scent of freshly baked cookies or bread (you can find scented candles that smell just like these) to make your home smell inviting. In a pinch, slice and orange and place it in some gently boiling water with a few cloves for a rich holiday aroma that will put you in a festive mood.

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