Every holiday season, families happily dive back into treasured traditions — some dating back generations. Our decor suggestions below are created to help you design your holiday homes and create epic themes for celebration.
Whether you go caroling, serve meals to the poor, or string icicle lights across patios, these memories last a lifetime. Think back to a treasured Christmas or Hannukah memory, and you can envision the brightness and warmth in particular settings, right? That is the purpose great interior decorating ideas can serve in a holiday home. Our concepts below are meant to be inclusive and can be modified to suit the celebration or religion of your choice.
Go Big on Holiday Lights
One of the best ways to spread the cheer is by decorating your home with beautiful holiday lights.
Picking Out Holiday Lights
Determine Your Style: Decide on the holiday lights you want to use. Traditional incandescent lights emit a warm, classic glow, while LED lights are energy-efficient and come in various colors and shapes.
Measure Your Space: Measure the areas where you plan to hang lights to determine the quantity and length of lights you need.
Consider Safety: Ensure your chosen lights are rated for outdoor use and have the necessary safety certifications. These labels can be found on the boxes or in online descriptions.
Plan a Theme: Decide on a color scheme or theme for your lights. Whether it’s classic red and green, elegant white lights, or multicolored fun, consistency creates a visually appealing display.
Putting Up Holiday Lights
Check Your Equipment: Before installation, inspect your lights for any damage or malfunction. Replace any broken bulbs or wires.
Prepare the Surface: Clean the surfaces where you plan to hang the lights and use clips or hooks designed for outdoor lights to secure them in place.
Follow a Pattern: Start with the main focal points, such as the roofline and windows. Create a rough sketch or plan to ensure your lights follow a visually pleasing pattern.
Avoid Overloading: Do not overload electrical circuits. Use outdoor-rated extension cords as needed, and don’t connect too many light strands in a single run.
Making the Most of Your Holiday Lights
Timer and Remote: Invest in a timer or remote control to schedule when your lights turn on and off, reducing energy consumption and ensuring your display shines bright every evening.
Maintenance: Periodically check your lights for any issues and address them promptly to keep your display looking its best throughout the holiday season.
Accentuate with Decor: Enhance your display with wreaths, bows, and other holiday decorations that complement your lights.
Spread the Joy: Share your festive spirit with your neighbors and community, but be mindful of noise and light pollution to respect others.
Here are some of the newest and best lighting products we found online for the holiday season.
- These GE Energy white LED plug-ins will last you a decade or longer if you treat them well.
- Want a smart display that’s safe for outdoor use? Here’s our recommended set.
- Another GE Energy find, these classic multicolored lights will have you reenacting scenes from Christmas Vacation.
Holiday lights can transform your home into a magical wonderland during the festive season. With careful planning, safety precautions, and a little creativity, your holiday light display will bring joy to your family and neighbors alike. So, get into the holiday spirit, pick out your lights, put them up with care, and enjoy the magical glow!
Create a Classic Tablescape
Nearly every holiday tradition around includes a family meal. We gather, catch up, reminisce, and toast to the bygone years around a lovely table. Perhaps this is the year to take those table settings up a notch!
1. Choose a Classic Color Palette
Start by selecting a timeless color scheme. Traditional options like red and green for Christmas or gold and white for New Year’s Eve never go out of style. Neutral tones like silver, black, and white work well for any occasion.
2. Invest in Quality Tableware
Use elegant dinnerware, glassware, and silverware. A classic set can serve as the foundation for various occasions. Opt for timeless designs that are versatile and durable.
3. Elegant Table Linens
Drape your table with a crisp tablecloth or placemats in coordinating colors. For an added touch of elegance, consider using cloth napkins and napkin rings.
4. Centerpiece Focal Point
Create a stunning centerpiece. A classic choice is a floral arrangement in a low vase, but other options include candles, a decorative bowl, or a combination of elements that reflect the holiday’s theme.
5. Lighting and Ambiance
Candles and soft lighting add warmth and charm. Consider using candleholders or string lights to create a cozy atmosphere.
6. Name Cards and Personal Touches
Add personalized name cards or place settings to make your guests feel special. These can double as keepsakes.
7. Incorporate Natural Elements
Bring the outdoors in with pinecones, holly, or evergreen branches. These natural touches add a timeless feel to your tablescape.
8. Balance and Symmetry
Keep the table balanced and symmetrical. Avoid overcrowding the table to allow space for dishes and easy conversation.
9. Adapt for Different Occasions
Choose versatile elements that can be adapted for various holidays. Swap out accents or accessories to suit different celebrations.
10. Attention to Detail
Pay attention to details like polished silverware, crisp linens, and well-folded napkins. These small touches make a big difference.
A timeless tablescape sets the stage for a memorable holiday meal. By following these steps and letting your creativity shine, you’ll create a setting that is both classic and welcoming, ensuring your guests have a truly memorable dining experience.
Stage Your Holiday Traditions with the Help of Monumental Windows and Doors
Use these holiday home interior decorating ideas to make this season a truly memorable one. And if you need a beautiful wall of windows to open onto your light display, or modern glass wall doors for peering in on your tablescape, Monumental is standing by.