The holidays are just around the corner, and it’s time to get into the spirit. Nothing makes you feel quite as holly or jolly as putting up all your decorations. It just doesn’t feel like the holidays without the lights, the garland, and, of course, a tree!
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Bring the perfect amount of holiday cheer to your bedroom with these tips to help you deck the halls and relax in your own winter wonderland.
Add in Accent Colors
Red, green, and gold are standard colors during the holiday season, and they’ll look just as good in your bedroom as anywhere else in your house.
Luckily, there’s no shortage of holiday-themed decor in every store you walk into.
Throw pillows and blankets add the right colors without looking out of place in a bedroom. Signs, pictures, cards, figurines, and all kinds of other pieces give you options for your pops of color.
Use as little or as much red and green as you like to really push the holiday feeling or stick to gold and white for a cleaner, more chic seasonal look.
Hang Garland Above Your Bed
The space above your bed is practically begging for decorating with some beautiful green garland. It hangs perfectly on the wall, along the edge of a shelf, or on your headboard.
The best part?
Garland comes in so many forms — there’s bound to be one for you to love!
There’s the traditional evergreen garland, of course. Then citrus garland or garland with ornaments. Garland made from felt, garland with lights, garland made with candy canes, garland made with beads, and on and on and on.
String up Some Lights
Christmas lights, twinkle lights, and fairy lights are everywhere this time of year. So, why not your bedroom?
Take a look around your room and find the best places to brighten up with a string of white or colored lights. They look amazing hanging on the wall, wrapped around bedposts, tucked around shelves, or framing windows and doors.
Considering how trendy strings of lights are, you may already have just what you need in your bedroom for the holidays!
Put up a Small Christmas Tree
Just because you have a big tree in your living room doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to have any other trees.
You can have as many Christmas trees in your house as you want!
Small tabletop trees are the perfect addition to a bedroom without a lot of space to spare. They look cute and festive sitting on your bedside table with some lights and a few tiny ornaments dressing them up.
If you have the floor space, put a bigger tree in the corner to enjoy all season long.
Bring in Other Touches of Green
Green is a staple of the holidays. You see it everywhere this time of year in trees and wreaths adorning just about every home and store.
Bring the outdoors in to truly spruce it up.
Put a wreath up in the window or over your bed. Place a vase of poinsettias somewhere in your room. Hang holly and mistletoe in all the spots that need a little something extra. Use fir branches instead of flowers for the perfect winter vibe.
Along with your tree and some garland, it’ll really feel like the forest moved in!
Make Your Room Cozier
Though the weather outside is frightful, it’s absolutely delightful in your bedroom.
You might not have a fireplace to curl up in front of, but you can make your room feel just as warm by adding in some extra cozy elements for the holiday season.
Faux fur pillows, thick knit blankets, and more bedding on top of your bed will keep you warm and snuggly while it’s snowing outside. You’ll have the perfect place to curl up and enjoy some hot cocoa.
Place Ornaments Around the Room
There are more ways to use ornaments than simply hanging them on the tree.
If you have any extra ornaments lying around after decorating, consider putting them in your bedroom to really up the festive factor.
Find a few odd containers to hold your ornaments so you can display them without them rolling away. Glass jars, a glass bowl, or a vintage lantern are three great ways to create your decorative pieces for tables and shelves.
Light Up a Few Scented Candles
Scented candles are even more popular than usual around the holiday season, and we can see why.
Who wouldn’t want their room to smell like a pine forest or fill it up with the scent of hot apple cider?
Not to mention those candles that smell just like freshly baked sugar cookies.
Pick your favorite holiday-themed scents and indulge all your senses with the holiday spirit from November all the way to January!
Get Crafty with Your Decorations
Sometimes you can’t find the perfect decorations to suit your bedroom just right. The only sure way to fit decorations to your taste is to make them yourself!
Lucky for you, it’s easy to find DIY Christmas decoration ideas to keep your creativity busy until your bedroom fits your kind of holiday cheer.
‘Tis the season for going nutcrackers with the decorations. Now’s the time to let yourself have fun with it because no one’s going to question how many reindeer and snowmen you have littered around your house.
It’s the holidays, for crying out loud!
Once you finish adding your perfect amount of holiday cheer to your bedroom, you can do the same to the rest of your house. The entranceway, the kitchen, the bathroom … there’s no limit when it comes to the holiday spirit!
Adam Marshall is a freelance writer who specializes in all things apartment organization, real estate, and college advice. He currently works with Traverse Commons to help them with their online marketing.