If there’s one obsession we adore about the winter season, it’s the ability to bring our indoor holiday cheer outdoors. Whether you have a small house with little or no front yard or live in an apartment where your landlord doesn’t appreciate Christmas lights, there are plenty of creative ways to decorate your home for the holidays. If you’re feeling wedged on how to decorate your house for Christmas this year, don’t fret! There are several easy ways to bring some holiday spirit into your home without breaking the bank or even leaving the house. From simple outdoor lighting and indoor string lights to DIY outdoor Christmas decorations and keeping things natural with pine cone trees, here are the four best ideas to help you get started on making your home feel like Christmas this year.
4 EASY WAYS TO DECORATE YOUR HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
1. DECORATE WITH OUTDOOR LIGHTING
Even though it’s freezing outside, that doesn’t mean you can’t add some outdoor Christmas decorations to your house. Outdoor lighting is a great way to decorate your home for the holidays on a budget, especially if you don’t have a vast front yard or a lot of outdoor space to use. You can use many different types of outside lighting to decorate your home for the holidays, from solar-powered lights to string lights, lighted Christmas trees, and lots more. One of our favourite ways to throw some outdoor Christmas decorations around the house is with solar-powered lights. There are wide varieties of solar lights on the market, from string to pathway lights.
2. HANG INDOOR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
Another easy way to bring festive Christmas cheer to your home is by using indoor Christmas lights. If you have a staircase, a mantel, or a wall in your house you’d like to decorate, indoor Christmas lights are the perfect solution. You can find a wide variety of Christmas lights at pretty much any store, from big box stores to dollar stores. If you’re searching for a particular trademark of Christmas light — such as icicle lights or ribbon lights — check online stores like Amazon, where you’ll find a much more extensive selection of lights. There are many ways to use indoor Christmas lights to decorate your home this winter, especially around the holidays. You can use them to decorate your staircase or mantel or wrap them around the edges of a bookshelf or wall shelf. You can even string them up across the top of a doorway to create a festive archway.
3. MAKE A DIY CHRISTMAS TREE SHAPED OUT OF PINE CONES
Another easy, natural way to bring festive Christmas decor into your home is with a Christmas tree shaped out of pine cones. You can use pine cones of all different colours to create a multi-coloured Christmas tree, or you can use one type of pine cone to create a sea of green Christmas trees. To make a Christmas tree shape out of pine cones, gather a lot of pine cones in enough quantities of varying sizes and colours — you’ll want at least five or six of each colour. Ideally, you’ll want to use pine cones that haven’t been sprayed with pesticides. Once you’ve gathered your pine cones, lay them out on newspaper. Cover a large table with newspaper to make this process easier.
4. BUILD A NATURAL CHRISTMAS TREE OUT OF EVERGREEN BRANCHES
Another easy, natural way to decorate your home for the holidays is to build a Christmas tree out of evergreen branches. If you have access to a lush evergreen bush or tree in your yard, you can use the branches to create a beautiful Christmas tree indoors that won’t cost you a dime. The type of evergreen you use to build your Christmas tree out of branches depends on where you live. In the northern hemisphere, you’ll want to use an evergreen like cedar, spruce, or fir with needle-like leaves. In the southern hemisphere, you’ll want to use a type of evergreen like eucalyptus or gum trees with large, round leaves.
In addition to the list above, we also have other options such as DIY doorbells and DIY tobacco basket wreaths.
The winter time of year is the ideal time to bring the energy and excitement of the holidays indoors. Getting hooked on the season’s spirit has never been easier, whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or another winter holiday. With creativity and great festive enthusiasm, you can decorate your home with fun decorations that will bring joy to all who enter! From indoor Christmas lights to DIY outdoor Christmas decorations and keeping things natural with pine cone trees, there are plenty of easy ways to decorate your home for the holidays. You can consider this list above as my very own Christmas present to you.