We enjoyed the Thanksgiving feast and survived long Black Friday lines, and we’re now in the thick of the holiday season! It’s such a fun and magical time of year. We especially love seeing all the homes in our communities decorated for the season. Sparkling lights and beautiful ornaments abound! We’re so impressed with how festive are homeowners are, as seen by some of the pictures in this blog post.
For those still looking for holiday decorating inspiration here are some helpful tips:
- Keep it simple: Sometimes the most elegant holiday decorations are the simplest ones. Use ornaments in a variety of creative ways around the house. Afterall, they don’t all need to go on the tree! Consider using materials you can easily find, like pinecones, for a rustic and beautiful centerpiece or garland. Real Simple has 30 easy and festive decorating ideas that can be fun for everyone!
- Wreaths, garland, and more: Whenever we think of home décor, Martha Stewart comes to mind! She has so many tips for beautiful and clever decorations. She’s got the holidays covered! We’re big fans of her holiday-card garlands, ribbon wreaths, glittered candleholders, and cedar wreath chandelier. What makes all these decorations so special is how personal they are. Check out her full set of holiday decorating ideas.
- Mix it up: There are many traditional elements to the holidays, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun decorating! House Beautiful has lots of funky and cool holiday decorating tips, including mixing colors, using seasonal fruit, and adding branches to a centerpiece.
- Don’t forget outdoors: Given the cold temperatures, much of our holiday time is spent indoors. However, many of the holiday decorations that bring a smile to our faces can be found outside. Better Homes and Gardens has great outdoor holiday decorating tips! As the pictures from our communities showcase, you have a broad canvas for outdoor decorating and can add a lot of holiday merriment and cheer for your neighborhood.