Christmas is a holiday to spend time with family, receive gifts and catch up with old friends. However, planning for a great holiday season can cause you some headaches.
Shopping, bringing family and friends together, and decorating your home can be overwhelming, especially if moving during the holidays is among your plans. And if that’s the case, decorating your new home for Christmas is an excellent opportunity to bring color and joy to the hassle caused by the move.
That’s why we bring you some great ideas to decorate your new home for Christmas in an easy and simple way.
Decorate the front door
The front door is the first thing your guest will see; the first Christmas impression they will have of you, so it’s important to make it a priority. However, we want you to be able to decorate doors with minimal effort, it’s Christmas and you’re in a new home, no need to worry.
The classic most common decoration is the wreath, which is just an arrangement of various plants. Although simple, this option is quite nice and you can find them in different colors, such as green, yellow, and even pink. Now, if you want to make it more elegant, add a ribbon in the same color palette as the wreath and a golden bell.
If you opt for something simpler, attaching small ornaments of acorns and pine branches to doorknobs or door handles will add the ideal Christmas touch without so much effort. You can even make a wreath out of cardboard if you’re looking to save money, and don’t forget that you can decorate the inside of your doors too!
Alternative Christmas trees
When you think of a Christmas tree you have the classic notion of a gigantic tree taking up all the space in your living room, but, that doesn’t have to be the case, and what better way to surprise your loved ones with different ideas for your Christmas tree? Here are some unconventional tree options to consider:
- Medium: these offer the same possibilities for decorating as a large one and can be placed on an elevated surface.
- Mini tree: this can be placed in any corner of your home; add a couple of pieces and a few ornaments to make it look as natural as possible.
- Christmas cards: you can create a tree on a wall that is visible to everyone with Christmas cards. Make sure the cards have the same color palette and draw the outline with a garland of warm lights.
- Tree with plants: If you have a tall plant that is pleasing to the eye, you can decorate it without overloading it with a few Christmas balls and colored lights. Remember that less is more.
If moving didn’t give you a chance to buy new items to decorate your new home, let me tell you that it’s a good time to reuse decorative elements from previous years.
Check your storage room or garage to see what materials you have, if the lights work properly and the ornaments were not damaged in the move, make a selection of your best decorative elements. Best of all, you don’t need to leave home or spend any money to get them.
Lights and more lights!
Lights are your ace up your sleeve when it comes to decorating your new home for Christmas. No matter if you opted to reuse the lights you already had or if you prefer brand new lights, the important thing is to have them! Christmas lights allow you to give joy to your home. In addition, they can beautify and elevate any Christmas decorating idea you have.
Buy complementary elements
There are elements that can successfully complement your Christmas decorations. Some of them are:
- The nativity: if you used to put the nativity in your previous home, well, why not continue the tradition? You can find minimalist figures for the nativity scene and they can go in any corner of the house, but preferably near the Christmas tree. If you have more time and some extra money, the complete Nativity Scene would be a standout.
- Advent calendar: This option allows you to count the days until Christmas in a fun way, you can find affordable options in supermarkets. The most popular is an advent calendar with small chocolates inside for each day, but it can be made from small boxes, tree branches, or flower pots. The little ones at home will enjoy finding a new surprise every day, and it can range from an amusement park coupon to their favorite candy.
- Candles: Candles offer warmth and create a unique atmosphere in the home, especially on those nights when you have family and friends gathered. Don’t skimp when using candles in your home as they are the perfect complement and don’t require much effort. You can combine them with silver and glass, put them in wine glasses, candle holders, or even in jars decorated with fine rope, Christmas stickers, or silver paint. Also, place them as centerpieces for the dinner table.
- Table decorations: The table will be the meeting place for young and old to enjoy delicious meals and make up for lost time listening to new and old anecdotes among your loved ones. Look on Pinterest for some ideas that allow you to create original decorations for the table. There you will find many ideas which you can adapt to your style and needs in a simple and elegant way.
These Christmas decorating ideas for your home are simple and easy to do, and can be adapted to your taste to make your personality stand out and bring Christmas to life in your new home.
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