As our anticipation for turkey, Christmas trees, the season of thanks and giving, and the holidays draw closer, we are put in the mood to decorate our homes. It’s all about trying to be as festive as possible, to bring warmth and good cheer into our living rooms and kitchens, and be prepared to host guests and holiday parties as the weather grows colder outside of our windows.

The holidays, from Thanksgiving to Christmas to Hanukkah, are a time for family to come together with their friends and catch up, enjoy food and giving, and make valuable memories. Setting the perfect backdrop for this type of reunion is important, which is why interior design becomes an interest of many during this season.

5 Holiday Decorating Tips & Tricks

Decorating your home for the holidays is a big job, and if you’re like most people, you probably have a dusty box of dated decor to throw up on the walls and your Christmas tree. However, if you want to revolutionize the way you get festive and throw in some creativity to your usual holiday set-up, these 5 tried and true ways tested by interior design professionals can help you glam up for the chilly season and make your home look better than ever.

1. Use Color

The power of color cannot go unnoticed. By throwing some shades of red, green, and gold into your home, you can completely transform your living space into something festive and full of holiday spirit. Getting a full color consultation by a professional can help you come up with excellent palettes, shades, and different color schemes to work with over the holidays that will help to boost your home’s natural aesthetic year-round.

2. Use Cozy Home Items

Nothing winterizes your home like grabbing a few festive plush throw blankets, decorative pillows, low lighting, and cozy slippers. Setting up your house to be as cozy as possible is a wonderful way to slide into the holiday spirit, and it’s an inexpensive way to decorate and get you and your family feeling festive.

3. Create A Holiday Scent

Candles are your best friend this season. The holidays are a time of crisp spice smells, pine and apple, cinnamon and cider… it’s a time to keep your home feeling welcoming, warm, full, and delicious. Since no one can spend hours in the kitchen daily, you’ll rely on candles and other scent-giving accessories to help give your nice decor a specific scent.

4. Bring In The Outdoors

Of course, garlands, wreaths, and other pine and oak decoration is very popular during the holidays. Wooden furniture, rustic decor, and traditional styles are found in many homes to keep a welcoming vibe going strong as the holidays draw near. To stay on brand for the season, try to use as much natural elements as you can to enhance the stylization of your living room and guest rooms, and including nature like large pine branch arches or wreaths will help give you a very classical Christmas aesthetic.

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