It’s that time of year again when everything turns into a holiday-themed wonderland, and you’re expected to decorate your house with Christmas cheer. But if you want your home to be the most festive on the block, it helps to start planning ahead.
Christmas holiday decor isn’t something you can do in a day, and it’s not something that you should wait until December to start working on. If you want your home to be ready for all the holiday parties and celebrations, here are four ways to prepare it now so that everything will be set in time for Christmas.
Surround Yourself with Fragrances
Is it even Christmas holiday decor done right if the house doesn’t smell Christmassy?
Here are a few ways to bring the festive fragrance into your home:
- Light up your home with scented candles. The smell of a holiday candle can instantly transport you to that cozy feeling of being surrounded by gifts and family, so light some up. This is especially great for homes with pets, who tend to be sensitive to strong smells such as cooking and cleaning products.
- Spray your home with a holiday fragrance. If you don’t want to light all the candles or burn incense (for any reason), try spraying some Holiday Home Fragrance Mist around instead. It’s easy to spray into the air and then walk through it as it falls onto things like curtains, furniture, and rugs—and this will help spread those good vibes throughout your whole house before guests arrive.
- Make your own scented wax tarts in bulk. You can make these yourself by melting down beeswax pellets over boiling water in an old mason jar or another heat-safe container. You can also add fragrant essential oils like peppermint or cinnamon oil.
Create Handmade Ornaments
Creating handmade ornaments is a wonderful way to connect with your kids during the holidays and spruce up your Christmas holiday decor. Making ornaments from recycled materials and using different colors, shapes, and materials will give each ornament its unique personality.
You can use different techniques and methods to decorate them; some are fun for the whole family to make, while others take longer to finish.
Rearrange the Furniture to Suit the Christmas Decor
If you want to make the most of a small space and create a festive atmosphere, rearrange the furniture. If there’s no room for a Christmas tree in your living room, move the sofa out of the way and put up some festive decorations instead.
If there is room for a tree, use something like this stand to make it more stable. This will help keep your tree upright and prevent it from toppling over when people wander too close to it.
There are many ways to decorate around your Christmas tree: tablecloths, garlands, and tinsel can all be used to create an attractive base for decorating with lights and baubles during December.
Get a Festive-looking Rug
If you have a home, chances are you have a living room. And if you have a living room, there’s probably some flooring in the room. Don’t worry. You don’t need to get into the details of your flooring.
Instead of going out and buying an expensive rug just for this occasion, consider using large pieces of wrapping paper instead. The kind that comes on rolls with colorful designs printed on them.
If there’s any leftover from Christmas shopping, it would be perfect. Make sure your wrapping paper matches your decor and personal style before putting it down permanently in front of the tree or fireplace.
Following these tips, you can create a festive atmosphere that will make your home feel like Santa’s favorite place. You don’t have to spend a fortune on decorations, but with just a little time and effort, you’ll be able to transform your living space into something magical.