Once again it is that time of the year when you can feel the happiness and merriment in the air. You just have a month or two in hand, so why not start the planning right away! No we are not talking about planning the vacations; we are talking about decorating your home to reflect the festive mood. By this time you already know that you can save money with homemade gifts; and decorating your home doesn`t either need you to break your bank.
So we will help you get every inch of your home into the festive spirit with the following cost-effective holiday decorating ideas:
Create a Holiday Calendar
Remind yourself every day about the happy times that are coming soon by creating an advent calendar. Find and old frame and paint it with a metallic colour. Print out numbers (representing dates) using an online template; you can find many online. Hang the numbers onto the frame just as they appear on the calendar and decorate it with ornaments and decorative pieces.
Make a Bow Wreath
Holiday decoration is incomplete without a wreath. But since the holidays are yet to come a floral or foliage wreath will not be suitable. Instead try to make a bow wreath; this is not only easy but it will go easy on your pocket. Buy multicoloured bows made of ribbons or other materials (which would stay for a long time) and stick them on a wreath made from wire and foam. Hang this on the main door and remind everyone that the holidays are almost here.
Show off Your Festive Spirit
The best way to do it is by putting up decorative lights inside and outside your home. Decorate the patio, the garden and the main entrance of your home with colourful decorative lights and light them up as soon as the sun sets down. This will not only make your home amazing, but it will cheer up everyone who passes by. The best thing - you need not worry even if the local stores didn`t start stocking up decorative lights. You can hire them from a local tools and equipment hire company. You can find a large variety of lighting on hire; so you can choose the ones that will make your home look lively and cheerful.
Deck-Up the Interiors
Look for fun chair toppers that resemble Santa`s cap, reindeers, Christmas trees, etc. You can even make them at home without much effort. Place a vase filled with festive foods such as walnuts, cranberries, kumquats, etc. and along with a scented candle placed in the middle. Add some colours to the interiors by turning the pillows into presents. Use holiday coloured ribbons and tie a bow around the throw pillows. To make them look gorgeous you can add some more embellishments such as rhinestone pins, small decorative pieces, etc. Place some poinsettias on the coffee table to set in the holiday mood!
It is high time that you start your preparations right away. So start singing the carols and deck-up your home to reflect the festive spirit!