Holidays! No other time of the year is better for a decorator. Homes transform themselves from fall to Halloween, Thanksgiving to winter and Christmas or Easter to New Year's holiday. Now comes the overwhelming thought. How can you decorate your home for all these different seasons without breaking the bank?
When you are decorating your home for the holidays, you may consider Painting, furniture where you need it, adding different area rugs, like the flokati rugs or any modern area rug. The basics should be pure and simple because you will be adding the simple, charming and elegant holiday decorations to spruce it all up. Some people change out curtains and pillows for the holidays as well. Go ahead and begin to get those additions ready when everything is offered on clearance.
What you need
The first thing to do is plan your calendar. Are you hosting the entire holiday season or just Thanksgiving dinner? Make the list of what you need for the holiday parties and get it all together. If you are only expecting small intimate gatherings then ensure that you have everything you need for those meetings on your list as well. A great tip is to shop online for furniture, area rugs, and new window treatments. It can save you a lot of money, and you can choose from a wide variety.
Don't go out and just buy things. Identify what you need for each area that you that you will be decorating for the holidays. Create a plan on how to arrange furniture and accommodate the Christmas tree and decorations. You can find articles online or visit websites that will assist you in arranging furniture and decorating for the holidays. It will help you get a good feel of how the rooms will flow for your holiday and where everyone will fit. Planning, shopping, and organizing in advance will save tons of money and tremendous amounts of heartache after the holidays are over.
Focal point decorating
Every room in your home has a central point. When decorating for the holidays use these focal points, and then you can accent with other decorations. The focal point is where your eye is drawn to when you enter a home or room; fireplace, staircase, grand piano are some places. By adding a Christmas tree next to a fireplace or even near it then, decorating up the fireplace and mantle, you won't need to decorate the room with many more decorations. In a dining room, the table is your focal point. Use a beautiful tablecloth and an elaborate centerpiece.
Pillows, candles, evergreen sprigs, flower arrangements, inexpensive holiday bulbs in lots of nooks and crannies add splashes of color and a festive ambiance.An attractively decorated home for the holiday season reflects the personality of the homeowner and will be the highlighted conversation piece at the next neighborhood party.
Remember, every season has a color. For example, red and green are perfect for Christmas while pastel yellow and green are ideal for Easter.
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