Christmas Home Decorating:
Deck the Halls
by Giorgina Devereaux
are so many possibilities when it
comes to Christmas home decorating.
While decorating is exciting, fun, and a lot of work,
it’s the most gratifying feeling to see the final product.
Your family and
friends will delight in what you have created and it will add warmth and fill
your home with an abundance of holiday cheer.
To help eliminate confusion, I
have broken the decor ideas down into two categories: exterior decor and
The interior decor articles for Christmas will be divided into:
-Christmas Home Decorating - Part 1: Deck the Halls, and
-Christmas Home Decorating - Part 2:
Joy to the World
If you don’t know where to begin with decorating your home
for the holidays, below are some ideas to help you on your way.
For some of us, we are starting from scratch, while others
are seasoned pros looking for additional ideas.
Whatever the case, we are in
this together and the end result will be a spectacular exterior for the
When we think of Christmas holiday decor, we partly associate it with
Lights are beautiful because they create an illusion of some wondrous
It lavishes your home with unspeakable beauty.
Some ways to illuminate your exterior include incorporating:
There is even a lighted Santa on a sleigh with his reindeer that
looks stunning on a rooftop. This is a sure way to add so much brilliance and
sparkle to your exterior.
- icicle lights
- a lighted North Pole
- lighted candy canes
fiber optic penguins
- lighted reindeer
- a lighted sign that reads, “Happy
However, when installing these lights on the higher points
of your home, take extra precautions to ensure that you are careful to avoid
Remember that it’s important to have someone present with you while
you install these lights to minimize potential accidents.
In addition, you can incorporate lights into wreaths.
can also hang garland over the door and decorate it with lights and place lights
inside faux topiaries to enhance the beauty of the plants as well as draw
attention to the front entrance.
Some other ideas for Christmas home decorating include dressing up your lawn with large
reindeer figurines or a snowman figurine.
You can even put an inflatable Santa
and snowman that has a continuous snow feature for that added holiday spirit.
If your mailbox seems left out, you can place a decorative
mailbox swag for that extra little touch.
Another outdoor idea includes hanging
a lovely wreath on your door.
You have so many to choose from and they are
available in different colors.
If you do not want to drive a nail through your front door,
consider a wreath hanger.
You can find them in different styles, with some
having bells on them.
And last, but not least, welcome people into your home with
a lovely holiday doormat.
You can have it personalized or simply find one with a
nice poinsettia pattern or holiday type theme to adorn your front entry.
I have given you quite a list of possibilities, and it may
seem overwhelming because there’s so much to do.
The important thing is to work within your budget and try to do a few things a
day because in doing so, you will accomplish something every day and will be one
step closer to finishing the exterior Christmas holiday decor.
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