Fun Decorating Ideas For December
Creative holiday decorating isn’t about spending lots of money. It’s about using your imagination and adding your personality.
Look around your home to see what you already have. Chances are that you have everything you need to create your own unique, personal decorations.
Spruce up the entryway.
A festive entrance will create the perfect first impression. What can you do to surprise and delight guests as they walk in the front door? A floor mat in seasonal colors welcomes visitors with holiday cheer. Fresh flowers always add comfort and brightness. How about hanging decorative ribbon from the entry chandelier?
Set the table.
Holiday centerpieces are a quick, easy way to add a festive mood to the dining area. Fill a hurricane lamp or large glass vase with metallic balls. Wrap wide pillar candles in ribbon, flexible twigs, or thin garland. Arrange candles in groups of three to create a lovely holiday display on any table. When guests are visiting, light the candles and turn down the lights for a warm, holiday atmosphere.
Dress the chairs.
As you get ready to dine with friends and family, think beyond traditional table decor. Adding glamour to your chairs is a simple way to create a big effect. Get creative. Tie a winter mitten to the back of a seat and use it as a “vase” for flowers. Holiday ribbons tied with pinecones are a classic holiday look. Or wrap colorful pashminas around the chair backs, and tie them into a beautiful bows.
Choose a color! By simply decorating an area with all the same color, you can create a cheerful air. If you have guests coming over, use a red or blue tablecloth, and match all the napkins and table decor in the same color. Then add gold or silver accents to bring the holiday mood alive!
You may be amazed at how easily and quickly you can add holiday cheer to your home!