5 Tasteful Ways to Decorate for the Holidays
The holiday season is inspiring. During this time, the outside world quiets down and people gather to eat, drink, share stories, and enjoy each other’s company.
Whether you’re hosting over the holidays, or just want to get the most out of this time of year, you might think about decorating your home. You’ve probably encountered homes littered with lights, inflatable figures, and gargantuan trees. While these gaudy displays are impressive and fun, you may want to take a subtler approach to your holiday decorating. If so, here are five tasteful ways to decorate for the holidays.
1. Front Deck-orate the Halls
If you have a front deck, you can spread some holiday cheer while enhancing your home’s exterior by dressing it up for the season. You don’t have to go too crazy, either. You might place some smaller pine trees on either side of your deck and decorate them with some lights and/or simple ornaments.
Consider incorporating lanterns, vintage sleds, and ribbons to your deck as well. You can complete your entrance by installing a wreath on your front door and laying down a festive welcome mat.
2. Flaunt a Festive Fireplace
Santa seems fond of homes with fireplaces, and if you’re fortunate enough to have one, your fireplace can act as the perfect centerpiece for your interior holiday decorating.
Many homeowners hang stockings on the mantelpiece, and, if they erect a tree, it usually stands somewhere close to the fireplace. The mantel is also the perfect place for smaller decorative touches, like pinecones, winter-themed figurines, holiday cards and photos, and more.
3. Light Up Your Interior
Lights have long been a major component of holiday decorating. And while you can certainly string some lights outside your home, don’t forget to light up your interior spaces, too.
If you want to get real cozy, buy some candles for your living room and dining room and light them in the evening. To brighten up your rooms, hang string lights in some places. You might bunch them up over your fireplace to emphasize your other decorations, wrap them around your tree, or line your entertainment center with them.
Keep in mind that different colored lights can greatly affect the look of your residential interior painting, so choose wisely.
4. Celebrate Nature
Not everyone is fond of winter weather, but there’s no denying this season has a stark, unparalleled beauty all its own. Decorating your home with wreaths, pine trees, holly, twigs, pinecones, and other nature-inspired features, or hiring interior painting contractors to implement dark greens, browns, and grays, are great ways to honor winter’s natural grace.
5. Welcome the New Year with a Fresh Coat of Paint
On that note of home painting, the holiday season might present the perfect opportunity to freshen up your interior paint job, especially if it’s been a while since your last coat. You don’t have to choose paint colors specifically linked to the holidays, of course. You might go for a year-round aesthetic so you can enjoy your fresh interior regardless of the time of year.
A new year is on the horizon. Give your home the makeover it deserves and hire local painters while you have some time off this season.
No matter how you choose to decorate your home this year, have fun with it, and don’t be afraid to try new things. If you decide it’s time to invest in a new coat of paint for your home, hire a Nashville painting company that’s ready and willing to work on your schedule, even around the holidays.
Nash Painting has more than a decade of experience transforming homes and businesses in Tennessee. To learn more about us, our services, and our values, call us at (615) 829-6858 today!