Tips to Take your Home to the Next Level During the Holiday Season!
Everyone’s winter and holiday decorating ideas are different. Anything can affect it; from which holiday you celebrate to if you like an old-time charm or the whimsical and colorful. Choosing a cohesive style can be daunting, but no worries, we’ve compiled a blog with several ideas from Houzz and HGTV to pick from if you’re looking for extra holiday curb appeal!
“Whether or not we’re hosting guests this fall and winter, we want our entries and front yards to feel welcoming,” says Lauren Dunec Hoang, a Houzz contributor. “Getting a new doormat, investing in outdoor lighting or porch furnishings, and tending the garden can help boost curb appeal for the holiday season and beyond.”
Houzz gives simple refreshers like adding a colorful mailbox or package lockbox to your doorstep. This is also an extra safety measure if you’re a ‘buy it online and get it delivered to the house’ type of person! Another great idea is to add seasonal greenery or even lights to your window boxes or planters. This can be as easy as heading to your local craft store and picking up some artificial poinsettias.
For those of you who want to keep things simple and fuss-free, there is also an article that gives 9 Porch Decorating Ideas to Use from Thanksgiving to New Year’s. Hoang is also the author of this list and her number one tip is to invest in evergreens. These can last you all winter long if the temperatures are right!
Hoang also suggests choosing a theme that works for fall and winter.
“Containers are a great way to express your style and set the tone for holiday festivities,” says interior designer Hunter Margolf, who designed a glamorous entry for a Colorado home [pictured left]. He used cold-hardy plants, cut evergreen branches, and dried materials like seeded eucalyptus and red twig dogwood in a purple and gold color scheme that can span many holidays.
Now for those of you who like to be a little more adventurous, HGTV has you covered. One of their holiday decorating tips include, “consider breaking up the front yard into different zones – each with its own holiday-centric feature.”
The HGTV list, linked above, has everything from Christmas trees made from untreated lumber to garland archways and a candy cane and lollipop mailbox display.
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