December 8, 2012 in The Glass Lifestyle
Decorating for Christmas is a favorite activity for most people. However, it occasionally becomes overwhelming due to so many choices when decorating. Thankfully, you can narrow holiday decorating to a few must-have items. Below are the items that you need when decorating for Christmas.
A beautiful holiday wreath hanging on the front door welcomes holiday visitors, and it sets the stage for the decorations that are waiting inside the house. Choose a wreath that matches your other decor, so it all flows together. Consider investing in a few wreaths, and alternate the doors in which you display them. Wreaths are also great for hanging above the mantle or on various walls throughout the house.
What other item exhibits Christmas more than a Christmas tree? For this reason, an exquisitely adorned tree is necessary for holiday decorating. Coordinate your Christmas tree with your other holiday decor. Use trees of various sizes throughout the house to incorporate festive decorations into your home even more.
Stockings are must-have items when turning your home into a winter wonderland. If you have a fireplace, consider hanging the stockings on the mantle. Personalize stockings by having family members names embroidered on them. Another suggestion is to match stockings with your other decor in color and style.
Lights inside, outside or both are necessary for holiday decorating. Use white lights in moderation for a very classy look. Consider combining wreaths and white lights outdoors on your windows. Drape a string of lights across a mantle or down a stairwell for indoor adornment. The important point to remember when decorating with lights is to not over use them and thus overemphasize their effect.
Items to highlight your beliefs:
Christmas has different meanings for different people. If you are Jewish, a menorah is necessary for your holiday decorating. Christians should have a nativity displayed as part of their holiday decorations. If you are not religious, you can decorate using snowmen or Santa items. Since Christmas has different meanings depending on personal beliefs, incorporating what is important to your family is essential when decorating. Of course, even religious people can decorate using snowmen or Santa items.
Decorating for Christmas is sometimes overwhelming. However, if you focus on the must-have items for holiday decorating, it will make the job easier. The above list gives you an idea of what is necessary when decorating for Christmas.
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Eric Blair writes about interior decor and specifically how to incorporate OARM oval wall mirrors in the decor of a room.