The Holidays are fast-approaching! Indianapolis custom home builder Carrington Homes has a few decor tips to get your home ready for the holidays.
Your fireplace is likely the focal point of your living room. Make it even more eye-catching by switching out your year-round decor for holiday decor! One of the easiest ways to decorate your mantle for the holidays is using natural materials. For the fall holidays, create a garland or arrangement out of dried fall flowers and branches. To add a little more color, pick up some synthetic leaves. Use candles to accent each side of the mantle. For the space above the mantle, switch out your large painting for a grape vine wreath. Fall spray and leaves finish off the wreath. Place a few pumpkins and gourds on the hearth to bring some color to the bottom of the fireplace.
When the winter holidays approach, you don't have to completely redecorate! Just switch out the pumpkins and gourds with potted poinsettias. Replace the fall garland with fresh greenery. For an easy garland: use the branches you trimmed from the bottom of your Christmas tree and arrange them on the mantle. Don't have a live Christmas tree? Check with your neighbors. Remove the fall decor from the wreath and replace it with holly berries. Now you have a beautiful mantle and extra time to decorate more of the house!
The dining room is the center of holiday gatherings. Use these tips to decorate your table to make it stunning yet simple enough that you still have room for grandma's famous pie and your highly demanded turkey.
Do you still have some pumpkins from Halloween?They make a beautiful centerpiece for Thanksgiving! Remember the rule of three: use three items of varying heights to create the perfect vignette. Paint your pumpkins different fall colors like burgundy and cream to add color to the table. Consider using a table runner that can be used for the fall and winter holidays like burlap. To create a sparkling table, surround your pumpkins with tea lights or spread votives across the table runner. When the winter holidays approach, switch out your pumpkins for one of the following centerpiece suggestions:
•set of three pillar candles of varying heights on a candle plate
•set of three taper candles in taper holders of varying heights
•set of three cylinder vases of different heights filled with matching round ornaments
•the family Menorah
To finish the table, use some of the left over branches from your tree (or your neighbor's) and arrange them around your centerpiece.You can also reuse the votives or tea lights from your fall table setting.
Have more of that burlap you used for the table runner? Cut strips to use as sashes on your chairs. You can dress them up even more by tucking sprigs of pine and/or holly in the knots or bows.
After you use these basic holiday decorating tips, add some decor to make it your own! Maybe your favorite snow globe you've had since you were 5 years old looks perfect next to the candles on the mantle. Whatever it may be, make it yours. Make it home.
In the market for a new home for the holidays? Contact Carrington Homes to discuss building your dream home.