Holiday decorating! While some of you may read these words and be filled with excitement and delight, others may be filled with uncertainty and hesitation. Whether you are a seasoned pro filled with confidence or you are a novice and feeling unsure when it comes to holiday decorating, we believe that we have some ideas that will help you approach this holiday season!
First, consider your front door and entryway. This area is the first space that will greet you and your visitors when entering your home. Think about the statement you want to make to others who enter your home or what you want to be greeted with when you walk in the door. In decorating this space it can be something as unassuming as a holiday wreath outside the front door, some seasonal greenery in the entryway or a keepsake on an entry table. It does not have to be complicated to set a welcoming holiday tone for you and those loved ones who enter into your home.
A second notion to keep in mind is that you do not have to decorate every room in your house. Not only can this feel overwhelming but this can be time intensive and costly as well. Before beginning it is helpful to identify a few spaces in your home to which you would like to add seasonal decorations. Common rooms such as family rooms or other gathering places such as the kitchen are great places to start! Adding seasonal elements to the spaces where you and loved ones are spending time together goes a long way in setting a holiday tone.
A third suggestion that we have in approaching seasonal décor is to remember that less is more. While we love an intricate display with a variety of elements brought together the simple can be just as impactful. A picture on an easel or a seasonal bouquet on an accent table, for example, can make quite a statement standing alone. If you are new to seasonal decorating you can perhaps begin by selecting a few items that you may want to purchase this year and then slowly add to these items to build a collection over time. Now if you are experienced with seasonal decorating you may consider recycling or donating some items while keeping those sentimental ones and adding in one or two new items to create a fresher, more dynamic look this year. Wherever you are in this process remember that there can be beauty found in a minimalist, simplistic look.
Finally, we suggest that you keep in mind that the decorations in your space should bring you joy! There is no need to feel like you have to have seasonal decorations for every holiday. Maybe you do not love Halloween; that is just fine! There are countless autumn themed décor items that may work for you instead. Maybe you do not love snowmen or Santa Claus and that is fine too! Choose the things that you do love and that work for you in your home. Whether it is Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Years, or whatever your family traditions may be, you can use seasonal décor in a fun way to help you and your loved ones feel joy and focus on those things that matter most to you during the holiday season! We invite you to come in and see the seasonal items that we have available today!