A house becomes a home when it offers livable space. For many families, that means creating unique holiday themes for each important day that is celebrated.
Any holiday can feature a decorating theme. Common themes are put up during Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving. You can choose any religious day or favorite holiday, including your birthday, to be part of your holiday decorating resolutions.
Then we encourage you to follow these resolutions as you go about the business of decorating each room.
Resolution #1: Bring in items you love.
Your holiday decorating doesn’t need to reflect the latest commercial trends that are being marketed to you. Bring in decorations that you love and work with your space each year. Complement the styles and colors that are already present in your space. Follow your vision instead of following what advertisers think you should have.
Resolution #2: Decorate with your current budget.
You don’t need to be rich to enjoy the process of decorating for the holidays. There are plenty of ways that you can reinvent the decoration process, from shopping at garage sales to creating slipcovers for your sofa. As long as you are willing to put in some effort, you can find budget-friendly solutions all over your community. It may be more challenging on a tight budget, but it usually results in a satisfying outcome.
Resolution #3: Don’t rush the process.
You shouldn’t purchase items just because it will help you fill up your room. Make substitutions until you find the perfect piece for your holiday theme. It is much easier to cover a table with a holiday-orientated cloth or throw while you search for the perfect item. Keep your home’s traffic patterns, spacing, and general flow in mind as you decorate as well. Just because you can fit an 8-foot Christmas tree in there doesn’t mean you should.
Resolution #4: Commit to certain colors.
Each holiday has its own color palette which is followed by most. You can choose to stick with the traditional colors or go in your own direction. Just pick one option, then stick with it. When your color palette is consistent, then your decorating efforts are going to feel cohesive to you and your visitors.
Resolution #5: Eliminate the clutter.
When you decorate for the holidays, you will be bringing in a lot of decorations and storing many others. If you can keep this process organized, then you’ll be able to get rid of a lot of the clutter that comes during each holiday season. You might also consider taking on a room project each season to improve the storage potential of your home, like adding shelving to your entryway closet or laundry room. That will prevent you from having stacks of boxes in your garage to manage.
Holiday decorating can be challenging. There may be some holidays where you don’t feel like managing the process. With these resolutions, however, you’ll be able to manage your time wisely to create the perfect space in your home for each season.