It’s no surprise that decorating for the holidays is a fun way to set the tone for the festive season you’ve been dreaming about. And this year, you may find yourself blessed with more time than usual to devote to making your space feel cozy and joyous. Since we’ll be spending so much time at home this holiday season with those closest to us, you may be looking for some fresh, new holiday decorating ideas for the whole house. After all, why not go bigger than ever with your décor this year? We’re sure in the mood for some festive cheer.
Here are eight holiday decorating ideas to inspire you at home this season:
1. Create a mantel masterpiece
Beyond hanging stockings above the chimney with care, this is the perfect place to showcase your favourite holiday collectibles, from nutcrackers to figurines and everything in between. String some garland and mix in a few special ornaments along the mantelpiece to fill out the look.
2. Add shimmer and shine to your kitchen
There’s no reason you can’t add some festivity to those lesser-decorated areas like the kitchen. A favourite holiday decorating idea is to use those leftover ornaments to fill a glass hurricane vase or bowl. It will bring some shimmer and shine to your kitchen counter or island.
3. Celebrate your tablescape
Whether or not you’re entertaining this season, setting a festive table makes family mealtime that much more special. Layer lots of candles in different styles, shapes and heights for a festive and much needed warming glow. Sprinkle in some cheery ornaments and fresh or faux greenery to complete the look.
4. Cozy up your sofa
We’re all for seasonal swaps of cushions and throws. In fact, they do wonders for changing up your look with little effort and budget. Embrace the season with classic plaids, winter motifs, and cozy cable knits to keep you warm on those cold nights.
5. Make a warm welcoming
A classic wreath adds so much charm to the front door, especially when it comes pre-lit with warm lights for an easier-than-ever install.
6. Add whimsy to an empty corner
Have an empty corner of your home you’d like to add some extra festivity to? We love the idea of grouping some cute characters like plush gnomes on the floor to bring some unexpected whimsy to an otherwise overlooked space. Opt for varying sizes and odd-numbered groupings for a balanced look.
7. Bring everyday cheer to the entryway
When it comes to holiday decorating ideas, don’t overlook your entryway. Although we may not greet guests as regularly as usual this year, the entryway is still such an important space to bring holiday cheer to your home. It really sets the tone for the rest of the space. Incorporate some easy décor like a snowglobe or birch-wrapped candles that will bring festivity to this area.
8. Add more than eggnog to your home bar
Whether your home bar is a bar cart, a large buffet, or a built-in unit, there are so many ways to add in some holiday décor for an even happier happy hour. Layer in metallic ornaments which work especially well alongside shiny glasses and barware and add some greenery with garland or boughs sprinkled throughout and you’ll be all set for those virtual toasts.
Photography courtesy of Hudson’s Bay