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Deck the Halls Without the Hassle: 4 Quick Holiday Decorating IdeasOctober 28th, 2021 by
With the holiday season approaching, many people are preparing to “deck the halls” of their home with more than “boughs of holly.” As the holiday season comes with lots of expenses, finding inexpensive ways to decorate can make a big difference in the extravagance of your décor.
In this article we’ll share some hassle-free, budget-friendly holiday decorating ideas that will make your house and your wallet shine with holiday cheer.
‘Tis the Decorating Season
Whether you’re a minimalist or you go all out with holiday décor, you can find a style that will instantly instill holiday cheer. Check out these holiday home decor ideas that are sure to put a smile on everyone’s face.
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1. Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Front Porch
Some people enjoy hanging outdoor lights or inflating giant yard ornaments for the holidays. If that’s not you, that’s okay—you can add some holiday décor around your front porch that will be just as cheerful. Get a few large boxes, put a heavy rock inside, and wrap them in waterproof wrapping paper. Set them up on the porch for a festive look.
Next, add a miniature tree on the opposite side of the presents, and place a wreath and matching garland to your exterior door. You can even hang a pair of ice skates from the wreath for a more wintery look. Now, the front entrance to your house invites everyone to enjoy the holiday season.
2. Decorate a Hutch or Bookshelf
If you have shelves, you have the perfect place to add holiday decorations. If you’re working with a hutch that already has dishes in it, simply add some greenery, pinecones, and a few wooden reindeer or snowmen. You can purchase a used wreath or tree for cheap and clip some branches from it to drape on the shelves.
If you have a bookshelf, you may have less shelf space, but don’t let that stop your creativity. You can hang a banner at the top of the bookshelf, allowing it to drape down, or you could place garland and lights around the outside edges.
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3. Create a Festive Fireplace Mantle
If you have a fireplace, you can’t forget the mantle. It’s the ideal place to show off your elegant decorating. You can start your mantle design by placing a larger piece of decor in the center and then designing around it. A wooden cutout word or large figuring is a nice starting point.
You can also make trees out of old sweaters or sweater ribbons to place on each end of the mantle. Cut small rectangles, put them in a loop, and glue them onto a florist foam piece. Cover the entire foam with the looped sweater pieces, and you’ll have an adorable sweater tree when you’re done.
You can continue the sweater theme by recycling sweaters to put over vases. Fill the vases with frosty, white-covered pine, fir, and spruce along with red berries or poinsettias, and you’re all set.
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4. Don’t Forget the Tree
Even if you have a small tree, you can give the tree a fuller look. Follow these tips to spruce it up.
- Place a super-wide ribbon between all the branches to fill the places in between your greenery.
- Use extra-large ornaments, but don’t hang them; stuff them into the tree. This will cover gaps and holes in the tree branches.
- Top it off with oversized ribbons to polish off any areas that still need more color.
The holidays are time to show off your décor style any way you choose. With life continuing to get busier, it can feel challenging to find the time to get your decorating started. With these easy-to-do holiday decorating tips, you’ll be ready to welcome the season with joy in no time!
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