Decorating Your Home for the Holidays
‘Tis the season to deck your halls for the holidays! Not sure where to start? We’re here to share some of our go-to decorating tips to help you and your family make your home feel super festive this season.
Choose Your Colour Palette
Before you start decorating, pick your colour scheme! Whether you’re going with the classic and traditional red + green combo, opting for the glamorous and elegant silver + gold duo or you’re changing things up and playing around with neon, pastel and jewel tones that are trending this year, stick with the same colour scheme throughout your entire house for a more cohesive look and feel. This will also help when buying new holiday décor, as each piece will transition seamlessly throughout rooms so you can switch things up as you please!
Bring The Outdoors Inside
Don’t worry, we’re not talking about the snow… we’re talking about all the fresh and beautiful greenery! You may put up a tree, but why stop there? Add garland to your staircase, drape it over a main entryway or across your fireplace mantel, or place it on top of your hallway console table, tv stand or kitchen hutch.
You can also hang up wreaths throughout your home. Whether you want one as a focal point on top of your fireplace mantel, on the front of windows and doors (both indoors and outdoors), as centrepieces for your table décor or all of the above - wreaths are very versatile and can add a nice festive touch to your home, both inside and out.
Styling bunches of cedar stems, ivy, pine and holly in pretty vases can also add a fresh, natural look to tablescapes.
Add a Festive Fragrance
Add to the ambiance of your home with seasonal scents. With a simple spritz of evergreen spray, an artificial tree will smell like it has just come straight from the forest. Candles will also fill the room with delicious scents of cinnamon, black cherry and cedarwood, while offering a subtle glow. Or if you’re looking to refresh indoor air and create a relaxing, stress-free environment with a little aromatherapy, add a drop or two of essentials oils (like Fern & Petal’s Candy Cane and Ginger Snap blends in our Canadian Winter Balanced Lifestyle Box for Women) to a diffuser/humidifier (like the one included ALL of our Women’s Winter Balanced Lifestyle Boxes).
Dim The Lights & Make It Sparkle
Don’t just add a string of twinkly lights to your tree! Incorporate soft, subtle and warm lighting throughout the entire house so that at night, when you finally have a chance to sit down and relax, you can dim the main lights (or turn them off completely), and enjoy the serene sparkle of the secondary lighting. The glimmer of tea lights or votive candles, the slow burn and crackle of a real or electric fireplace, and the beauty of glass lanterns filled with tall, flameless pillar candles will help you forget about the mayhem and embrace the magic of the season.
Add Warmth to Your Décor
Festive décor is lovely to look at, but don’t forget to incorporate it into the things you’re actually using on the daily too! Plush pillows and throw blankets will not only make you, your family, your guests and any room in your home feel extra warm and cozy, but they can also add to your holiday décor. Just swap your everyday cushions and blankets for more festive patterns, plaid textiles, faux-furs and chunky knits. The super soft, cream-coloured woven throw blanket in every Winter Balanced Lifestyle Box for Women is the perfect addition to your holiday décor.
Our last and most important tip is to get the family involved and don’t stress over every little detail. Perfection does not exist. When you look back years from now, we can guarantee you won’t remember every decoration or ornament you put on display, but you’ll absolutely remember the memories and traditions you created with the ones you love.
Wishing you so much joy and happiness as you prepare for the holidays!
To your Balanced health,
Your friends at The Balanced Company
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