Decorating your home for Christmas can be fun but it can also turn disastrous because it consumes time and money, and it may even cause a fuss. Here are several tricks you can do to make your Christmas home decorating easier and cheaper yet still enjoyable.
1. Hang wreaths on all doors and front windows
If you are a creative kind of person, you can make your own wreaths using all sorts of elements around you. Pine cones, holly leaves, cinnamon barks, bows, flowers, small bags of potpourri, baubles, candy, or perhaps berries are inexpensive and you can easily find them everywhere. They also make your wreaths unique and cheerful. Unfortunately, some of the materials are not meant to be kept for long-term storage. It is great if you have artificial wreaths which can be stored and reused for future Christmases. You can redecorate them every year to get a different look.
2. Place ribbons in every corner of your house
Ribbons tied into bows can add a cheerful mood to your home. Tie bows on your dining chairs and table, stairways, plants inside and outside the house, silverware, or anywhere you can think of. Red and green are the basic Christmas colors, but you can use others as well. Gold, silver, as well as floral patterned ribbons work well for creating a festive ambiance. Untie the bows and store the ribbons properly after the holiday is over so that you can use them again for future celebrations.
3. Install colorful lights to enliven the mood
You can create a more festive mood by putting on some colorful lights, whatever your home design style is. Christmas lights come in many shapes and colors. Combine icicle lights, string lights, rope lights, garland lights, or net lights for indoor and outdoor decoration. To save the energy, choose LED lights for your home. They can save up to 90% of energy compared to conventional lighting. LED lights can be used for up to 200,000 hours and they save you a lot of money.
4. Let music fill the air
Play your Christmas CD collections on your stereo set. Although most Christmas songs might not be altered much for several decades, you can never get bored of them. Many versions of Christmas songs are available to create different moods for different occasions. Cheerful, upbeat songs are perfect for children or welcoming guests. On the other hand, classic jazzy tunes by Bing Crosby, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, or Frank Sinatra elicit the romantic and nostalgic atmospheres of Christmas evenings.