One of the best things about end-of-year holidays is decorating in and outside your home. Whether your family holds dear special traditions or you like to change things up each season, there are plenty of unique ideas to attract interest and make friends and loved ones feel right at home.
Best of all, decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be a labor-intensive process. Instead, there are a wealth of ideas you can put into action that won’t break the bank, or take a lot of work to set up. Use this advice to make this season one to remember for years to come.
1) Keep It Simple
You’ve heard the cliché that “less is more.” That’s especially true with holiday decorations. Style experts contend that by highlighting a few focal points in and around your home (and then adding accents to complement them), you can showcase your personality and individual style.
In some homes, an evergreen tree decorated with festive ornaments and lights creates the perfect welcoming atmosphere. You might also feature symbolic objects special to your faith tradition. Taking the time to create a mood in this way sets the stage for memorable holiday enjoyment and fellowship.
Sometimes, all you need to create a festive atmosphere is displaying your favorite seasonal foods. Sweets and treats are a great start. You might also consider placing fruit, nuts, and other tasty selections. Aside from being visually appealing, this will also encourage guests to snack and mingle.
2) Go DIY
These days, you can buy anything under the sun with a simple mouse click or finger tap. Still, nothing quite compares to what you can make on your own. Many people get a thrill from the cost savings of do-it-yourself projects. Others simply enjoy spending quality time with friends and loved ones, while coming up with innovative and one-of-a-kind creations.
For example, you can instantly brighten a serving tray (and create an aesthetic centerpiece) by adding evergreen boughs and sparkly ornaments. Or make fragrant chair décor by bunching aromatic herbs such as thyme, rosemary, and marjoram, and more. You might even choose to place the spotlight on a part of your custom home of which you’re most proud.
If you’re strapped for time, it’s easy to turn everyday items into “gifts.” Simply tie colorful ribbons around pillows, end tables, and other furnishings for immediate flair and fun.
3) Get the Kids Involved
Children and youth love to be part of holiday festivities. You may already include kids in baking and other tasks. Now, you can take that thirst for involvement to a new level by creating novel arts and crafts projects.
For example, scrapbook paper can be rolled into a cone shape for an instant holiday tree motif. Or, you could make a snowy scene inside a jar or large bowl. Youth can also create organic art by framing beautiful sprigs of evergreen, interesting leaves, and other natural elements.
Encouraging kids to flex their creative muscles in this way also allows them to reap the rewards. Compliments and accolades from friends and loved ones are a great way to boost self-esteem and make children proud of their creative accomplishments.
4) Keep the Party Going
The holiday season doesn’t last forever, but that doesn’t mean enjoying the good life ever has to stop. When you live in a dynamic and thriving locale such as Ormond Beach, each day presents a new opportunity for adventure and leisure.
In fact, for nearly three decades, we’ve been proud to exceed the expectations of homeowners across the country. Residents continually express their amazement at the luxurious elegance we’re able to create. Browse our website to witness for yourself our recent work. Then, contact us today to get started on a high-quality custom home tailored to your exact wants and needs.