It’s that time of year again for the holidays! The air is filled with holiday cheer and our homes is decorated with candles, ribbons, and ornaments galore! But what and how to decorate this year without getting bored of the usual Christmas traditions? It’s time to get creative and step away from the typical go-to, and try decking the halls this year with something new and exciting for loved ones to enjoy. Here are several unique holiday themes you can get inspired of decorating your home with this year!
Get Festive with your Holiday Decor this Season
Tired of the traditional red and green decor? Why not switch it up this year and dream of a white Christmas, instead? With lots of options for a white Christmas tree and frosted ornaments, give your home that true winter feel of purity and simplicity of white. While all-white decor can look ravishing, don’t feel limited to only white– add pops of color where needed! Add festive color to your home with various gift wrap or unique accents for a nice contrast that compliments the white furnishing.
Treat your home to a playful colors and bold designs like a dazzling masquerade. From turquoise to fuchsia, don’t be afraid to go outside of the traditional holiday colors of red and green. Try experimenting with dynamic shapes for ornaments and decor to give your home a new and unexpected look.
If there was a pattern that wasn’t given enough credit for the holidays, it must be plaid. Old school and simplistic, plaid is often overlooked to use as a holiday decor theme for home, but when done right, it can look wonderful. Use plaid as a garland for the tree, wrapping paper and ribbon, and even on stockings.
Turn your home into a winter wonderland with golds, silvers, and metallics galore! You can even add glitter accents give your home that extra luxurious and glamorous feel. Choose gold or silver embellishments (or mix them together) to impress your guests for that next holiday gathering.
Who said Christmas needs to be cookie cutter when it comes to holiday decor? Make this season your very own by decking the halls with what means the most to you (and your family)! Have a favorite sports team? Have fun decorating the house with your sports teams colors and logo. Have a favorite Disney movie or iconic film? Turn heads in your home with what creative decor ideas you come up with. The possibilities are endless!
6 Easy Ways To Make Your Home More Welcoming To Guests
Whether you’re hosting a birthday celebration or simply having a couple friends over for wine, give your guests a comfortable and fun experience in the comfort of your home. Make your home a place where gatherings are pleasant and enjoyable. Here are six easy, affordable ways to make your home more welcoming to your guests.
1. Declutter common areas
First things first, clean! Nothing can make your guests more uncomfortable than walking into a cluttered home. They can feel overwhelmed and sometimes tense. Take the time to clean your floors and remove any excess clutter. Plus, you’ll have a lot more fun when there’s plenty of space to have fun!
2. Create an inviting entry
Establish an obvious place near the entry way for guests to get comfortable. Coat hangers or small entry tables are great ways for guests to make themselves at home. If you also have a “no shoe policy” in your home, create a welcome sign that says so politely.
Give your guests a great first impression with inviting lighting. If your gathering is during the day, let the natural light shine through to show off your home. At nighttime, be sure to light common gathering areas including hallways to bathrooms.
4. Homey decor
Make your guests feel right at home with unique decor. From centerpieces to mirrors and small accents to flowers, show that your home is where the heart is. Hanging up picture frames of your family are also great conversation starters!
5. Bring a nice aroma
Whether you’re baking a fresh batch of cookies or burning a beautiful candle scent, adding a fresh smell to your home is always welcoming to your guests. It also offers a sense of warmth to your home and can make your guest feel right at home.
6. Make your guests feel at home
All in all, if you’re hosting in your home, you’re expected to offer great hospitality. Offer guests a tour of your home, give them the wifi password, or offer them drinks. If your guests can come all the way to your home for a fun time, give it to them!
There are many pros and cons that comes with the luxury of working from home. The success of working in the comfort of your own home comes from setting the perfect workspace to keep you focused, organized, and inspired. Here are five simple tips in building the perfect home office conveniently for you.
1. Invest in the right equipment
Knowing you’ll be spending hours a day at your desk and computer, investing in quality supplies and comfortable furniture will keep you comfortable and productive. From your desk and office chair to an additional monitor and office supplies, find out what things you need to help you carry out your job contently and favorably.
2. Keep it functional
Lighting is very essential to your at-home workspace. It sets the mood of your space and can keep you focused and homely. Keeping your desk stocked and accessible with functional objects and supplies also helps keep your work practical. For example, most people love having whiteboards or cork boards in their home offices to keep them inspired and organized.
3. Reduce distractions
The luxury of working at home can come with lots of distractions. To help you concentrate and motivated to work, separate your workspace from distracting living areas like your bedroom or living room. This allows the brain to be a lot more productive and resist the urge to watch television or take a nap on the couch.
4. Choose a organizing method
Just how a messy home can be very overwhelming, coming up with a way to arrange and organize your work supplies and paperwork can help ease your mind while working. Whether you use filing cabinets, bookshelves, or drawers, choosing an organizing method that works for you can really make a difference in the way you work at home.
5. Make it yours
Having a home office allows you to be make it your own without the restrictions of a traditional office space. Add your personality and warmth by using inspiring decor, plants, photos, and even a new paint job on the walls. The more you make your workspace your own, you’ll be a lot more inspired and enthusiastic to go to work.