If you’re like many people, you love that special holiday coziness that Christmas decor provides. However, when Christmas arrives, you’re not sure where to begin. As you roam the aisles, your head may start to spin as you see everything from inflatable Santas to life-size snow globes.
Don’t let the overload of Christmas decorations engulf you! The truth is, you can still achieve the spirit of the holidays without taking out a second mortgage on your home. All you need are a few essentials to transform your home into a winter wonderland. Here are the only fundamentals that you’ll need.
You’ve got a beautiful mantel, so put it to use! After all, where else is Santa going to put all of the treats? Add a Christmas stocking for each family member.
Feel free to get creative, making them yourself, or buy one at the store. Have fun filling them up on Christmas morning to everyone’s surprise.
What kind of a Christmas would it be without lights? If there’s one thing you can never skimp on, it’s Christmas lights. There are all sorts of different colors and styles to choose from. Whether you’re decorating the inside or the outside of your home, have fun with creative arrangements.
Try to come up with all of the places that you can hang lights from. Hang them in your doorways! Drape them over your bookshelves! String them from the walls. Are you concerned about energy efficiency? Consider investing in LED lights for extra savings.
Half of the fun of Christmas is choosing a tree as a family. Whether you go to a tree lot and bring home a genuine six-footer, or you opt for an artificial store-bought tree, it’s still a blast putting it together.
It’s not only a great family bonding activity decorating the branches while listening to Christmas music, but there’s nothing like the final result. Watching your Christmas tree’s ornaments glisten in the dark is the true spirit of Christmas.
Don’t even think about skimping on a wreath! Your front door just isn’t complete without a welcoming wreath. If your tree has a particular theme, you can match your wreath to be a smaller version of the same design!
The soft glow of candles adds an enticing and stylish glimmer to a room. However, it’s no secret that candles come with flames and melted wax. If you have small children and pets around, it’s probably not the safest option. Therefore, the next best thing is using LED candles powered by batteries. Not only do they look exactly like the real thing, but you don’t have to worry about your family’s safety!