Welcome friends to my family room as I share effortless holiday decorating ideas with you!
After many months of hard work creating our basement family room, we are so excited to actually celebrate the holidays in this space.
So much so, that my eight year old placed a note for Santa upstairs to let him know that Christmas would be in the basement this year.
Isn’t that the cutest thing ever!
As you can see we are excited to celebrate Christmas in our new family room!
Certainly with all of the hustle and bustle it can be hard to find time to decorate your home for the holidays.
There are so many details that go into Christmas decorations and you want everything to be perfect!
That’s why today we’re excited to share some effortless holiday decorating ideas that will help you create a cozy, inviting space for your family and friends.
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Tips for Decorating the Christmas Tree
Our first holiday decorating idea is to focus on the Christmas tree.
This is of course the focal point of any holiday decor, so it’s important to make it festive and beautiful.
Let your personality shine as you decorate your Christmas tree.
As you probably know I love a modern coastal look and so that’s reflected in my Christmas tree.
Most of the ornaments on my Christmas tree are handmade, which made them very affordable.
For instance my buoy garland is made from painted styrofoam balls, electrical tape and rope.
You’ll also find on my tree, life preservers made from round frames and electrical tape, along with wooden anchors painted red.
While I do have traditional ornament balls on my tree, you’ll also find glitter starfish ornaments as well as seashells.
It’s unique, fun and and you get to know a little about me.
Handmade personalized ornaments are a fun way to make your tree unique too.
Or try simple glitter ball ornaments.
Hand crafted ornaments and decorations are both personal and festive.
Another idea that would be fun on your Christmas tree are handwritten notes, family photos, or some vintage items from a loved one.
My mom created ornaments using her grandma’s vintage costume jewelery.
And one more item I love to add to my Christmas tree is ribbon.
It’s a quick and easy way to totally change the look of your tree without spending a lot of money.
So get creative and have fun decorating your tree for the holidays.
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Holiday Decorating Ideas for the Mantle
Next, let’s talk about my favorite area to decorate for the holidays, the mantle.
This is another key area of your home that should be festive and cozy.
So think outside the box and get creative when it comes to decorating your mantle!
Of course you can use garlands or even oversized candles to bring a warm, festive feel to this space.
However, try something unexpected like large seashells mixed in the the greenery, or beautiful macrame balls.
And of course it’s the perfect spot to hang your stockings for Santa to fill.
Decorating the Coffee Table for the Holidays
Another moment for adding holiday decor is your coffee table.
This is a great place to display holiday crafts, some pretty greenery, a bowl of ornaments, or a vase with Christmas stems.
Whether you use Christmas ornaments or a Santa nutcracker, these simple holiday decorating ideas are sure to help you create the perfect space for your family and friends this season.
So what are you waiting for? Get those creative juices flowing and have fun!
Simple Holiday Decorating Ideas for Shelves
Decorating shelves for the holidays can be a fun and creative way to add festive flair to your home.
Whether you’re using greenery, holiday signs or Christmas knick-knacks, there are endless possibilities when it comes to decorating your shelves.
But keeping with our effortless decorating, keep – it – simple!
Try adding a few springs of greenery among your books and decor.
In addition add personal touches like photos, holiday cards, and festive decorations.
With a little imagination and effort, you can easily create an inviting space that your friends and family will love this holiday season!
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Make the Most of Your Holiday Budget When Decorating for Christmas
When it comes to holiday decorating, it can often be difficult to stick to your holiday budget.
But with a little ingenuity and careful planning, you can make the most of your holiday spending without sacrificing style or quality.
Some tips to get started include choose quality realistic trees, garlands and greenery that will last year after year.
DIY holiday decor whenever possible.
Not only is it fun, but you can save some serious cash!
Repurpose pieces you already own into holiday decor with a little imagination.
One of my favorite places to look for Christmas decor is yard sales and thrift stores.
Sometimes you can find some real bargains that only need a little cleaning or a coat of paint.
With these simple tricks, you can easily create a cozy holiday space while staying within your holiday budget.
Other Decorating Ideas When Planning Your Holiday Decor
Begin by taking inventory of what you already have and what you’d like to add to your decor this year.
Next choose a theme, such as coastal like mine, or choose a color theme you’d like to carry throughout your home.
By taking the time to plan ahead, you’ll reduce last minute frustrations when you can’t find just what you’re looking for.
Often when it gets closer to Christmas, supplies are picked over, or you waste time running from store to store trying to find that perfect item.
We’ve put together a Christmas planner that will help you stay organized throughout the holiday season.
Just click on the button below to get your free downloadable Christmas planner.
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We hope that these easy, effortless holiday decorating ideas will help you create a cozy and inviting space for your friends and family this Christmas season.
With just a few simple touches, you can transform your home into the ultimate winter wonderland – so why wait? Get started on your holiday decorating today!
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