Nothing welcomes the holiday season like a well decorated, festive home. The smell of freshly baked gingerbread cookies, silver and red accents and garlands wrapped delicately around stairways are just some of the telltale signs that it’s finally that wonderful time of the year! If you want to take your decorating skills to the next level, we have some great suggestions for you. We’ve prepared a list of quick and fun options that you can easily incorporate into your space and instantly wow family and friends alike. Ready to get inspired?
Hot Chocolate Station
We all enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate on a cold winter day. You’ll become everyone’s favourite person if you supply a quaint beverage bar in the corner of your kitchen or dining room, stocked with delicious treats. In order to set up a station, brighten up a chalkboard sign with globe lights and adorn it with pinecones and tinsel. Add tasty fixings like candy canes, marshmallows and bowls of chocolates and homemade cookies. Don’t forget to dress up your mugs with stickers, glitter and colourful ribbons.
DIY Advent Calendar
Who doesn’t love advent calendars? For many, it’s a special memory from childhood that we continue to partake in even as adults. You can certainly purchase your preferred calendar filled with chocolates, beauty items, perfume, or even alcohol. The other option is making your own, of course. From traditional to modern designs, you can create the perfect layout that fits your personality. Take paper bags or colourful pastry bags that you know are sturdy and fill them with goodies. After numbering them, arrange the treats on cardboard or plywood. Add the final touch with confetti, bows and ornaments.
Ready to turn your home into a winter wonderland? Bring the snow indoors by decorating your place with beautiful snowflakes. Versatile and straightforward, you can make them out of anything – construction paper, newspapers, pipe cleaners or popsicle sticks. You can keep it simple by making paper snowflakes or take it to the next level by creating 3D versions to decorate your walls and windows. There are helpful tutorials you can follow along online in order to achieve the perfect look. We won’t blame you if you refuse to take them down even after the holidays are over.
As the cold winter nights draw in, you might want to warm up next to the fire with a soft blanket and book. Unfortunately, not everyone owns a working fireplace. That doesn’t mean you can’t recreate the ambiance in the convenience of your own living room. If you own a smart TV or a laptop, you can easily find fireplace videos on YouTube or Netflix and keep them crackling in the background for hours. For a little extra touch of authenticity, you can also pick up woodfire-scented candles that will create the perfect cozy environment. All you’re missing now is holiday music. We recommend Michael Bublé or Pentatonix.
Festive Dining Table
One of the best ways to celebrate the holidays is by getting together with your family and friends for a big feast. Make a huge visual impact by giving your dining room a quick makeover that your loved ones will rave about for months. Korrinne, a visual presentation trainer at Laura, is our go-to person for everything home decor. In order to add some warmth and charm to your space, she recommends incorporating wood, natural colours and outdoor elements. As you can see from the picture below, Korrinne decided to decorate her table this year with candles, buffalo plaid accents, small conifers and wood log placemats.
We hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday season surrounded by family and friends! If you were inspired by the suggestions from this article, do not forget to leave a comment below.