3 High Impact Christmas Decorating Tips
The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to think about decorating our homes. Some people go crazy and decorate their house from top to bottom but it’s NOT necessary.
Here are 3 decorating tips that have a HIGH IMPACT for the WOW factor:
1. Focus On Your Curb Appeal
Your curb appeal says a lot about your home. Just because its winter doesn’t mean you need to stare at boring empty pots. Winter containers are a wonderful addition to your front porch. You can make your own with decorated birch stems, different layers of greenery, pine cones and decorative ornaments & red berries. Wreaths for your front door also add a warm and welcoming touch for visitors. There are so many choices for front door wreaths. They don’t have to be just green and red anymore.
Photo via Linda from Calling It Home
Tips for Snowbirds: Even if you’re away for part of the winter, decorating your front porch will give your home a lived in look and not advertise to strangers that you’re away. Choose evergreen, birch sticks and timeless items. Avoid using ornaments etc. that will look out of place once the holidays are over.
2. Decorate Your Mantel or Entryway Table
Photo: Lisa Wrixon Interior Design
Make your entryway tables and mantels stand out by festively decorating them. Use boughs from your backyard, laced with pine cones and tiny white lights. Use hurricane lamps and candlesticks to draw the eye upwards. Fill apothecary jars with ornaments. Balance, color coordination and variety will make your mantel or table interesting. Groupings of items should be in odd numbers – never even.
3. Christmas Trees: It’s All About the Lights!
Almost anyone can decorate a Christmas tree but there is one big SECRET that makes a Christmas tree stunning – it’s the lights! Lights make your tree sparkle so don’t skimp on the lights! White or clear lights are stunning. A bare minimum number of lights to use is 1 strand of 100 lights per 1 foot height of tree. Therefore a 10’ tree would get 10 strands of lights. Feel free to add more lights on pre-lit Christmas trees.
Remember: Keep the decorating festive, fun & simple.
Welcome! I’m Debi Carser. Designer. Stager. Renovator. Downsizing Seniors & Aging-in-Place Specialist. For over 12 years I have been helping clients decorate their homes, turning them into stunning retreats. I have helped hundreds of clients make money beyond their wildest expectations with my “Add Value to Your Home” expertise, and staged their homes to look like they came straight out of a magazine. I have bought several “fixer-uppers” and either flipped them for a healthy profit or turned them into profitable rental properties. Come follow me as I share my tips & secrets along the way.