Holiday Decorating 101

Hi, Friends!

Can you believe that November is about to come to an end?! It seems like this fall season has flown by. We hope you had time to savor a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone and December is almost here, holiday decorating is in full swing. With that in mind, we wanted to share a few simple tips and ideas to help you as you deck your halls. 

NOTE: We find these tips and ideas work best when cranking up your favorite holiday jams and sipping on your beverage of choice ;).  

Getting Started

1) Take Inventory
Pull out your current Christmas decorations and see what you have. This can help you when you're selecting your theme and will allow you to see what you already have. Group similar items so that they're easier to find when you're ready to begin decorating.

2)  Choose a Theme & Color Scheme
Starting with a theme & color scheme will help you narrow down a look for your holiday decor and keep consistent with your vision. The less chaotic your decorations, the more cozy and calm they will make your home feel.

3) Find Inspiration
Start an inspiration board and pin images that you love and that are similar to your desired theme. This will be a good resource for deciding what decorations you'd like to use and what decorations you'll need to buy this year. 

4) Go Shopping
Once you have a general idea of how you'd like your decor to look, it's time to go shopping! This part should be a breeze with your desired aesthetic in mind, as you'll be able to be more focused when selecting your items.

5) Start Decorating
Time to start decorating! Remember to have fun and play with different ideas. Be flexible, relax, and enjoy the process. What matters the most is that your decor makes you and your family happy! 

Here are some ideas to help you get the holiday ball rolling:

Hang wreaths on your interior windows, cabinet doors, or interior doors. 

For a dramatic holiday tablescape, create a festive table runner with greenery. Seagrass chargers add texture to your table all year round. Add gorgeous candles and holiday napkins to top it all off.

Add a few fun Christmas pillows around the house. This is the quickest and easiest way to add cheer and warmth to your home for the holiday season. 

Fill a bowl, lantern, or vase with ornaments to add extra sparkle to any surface or shelf. 

A few more ideas....
Fill lanterns with string lights and place them on your front porch.
Hang a gorgeous wreath on your front door.
Decorate your stairs with pre-lit garland and ribbon on the banister.
Hang a wreath on a mirror or chalkboard with pretty ribbon.
Place collected branches in pretty glass bottles and hang small vintage ornaments from them. 
Add greenery to your outdoor light fixtures.
Add a festive swag to your mailbox to greet visitors as they enter your driveway.