It’s hard to believe that the 12-day countdown to Christmas has already begun! Have you been decking the halls or are you scrambling to get your home ready for the man in the red suit?
Many of us get the holiday season rolling by putting up our Christmas trees up right after Thanksgiving, but neglect to decorate the rest of our homes. Well fear not, help is on the way. I have scoured Pinterest and found some of the best Christmas decorating hacks.
Since the Christmas gift list can severely put a hole in your pocket, I am a fan of finding ingenious ways to decorate for the holidays. And while that doesn’t mean you won’t need to spend any money on decor, there are creative ways to recycle ribbons, pinecones, candles, trays, lanterns, garland, candleholders and tin cans year after year.
If you haven’t started decorating yet or if you have a holiday party coming up these ideas are great for you. Below are some of my favorite Christmas decorating ideas on Pinterest.
Tip #1: Don’t neglect your dining room!
I will be the first to admit that ignoring the dining room table is a big mistake. In fact, the dining room is often one of the first places I tackle during the holidays. In the space above, mercury trees and candleholders help to reflect artificial and natural lighting, while the ribbon and sprigs on the chairs add to the festive vibe.
Tip #2: Recycle those lanterns!
I recently wrote an article on Tastefully Inspired Blog regarding lanterns. This versatile accessory can be filled with just about anything to dress it up. If you are an avid ornament collector like me, you have more than enough ornaments to replicate this look!
Tip #4: Spruce up a holiday favorite!
Poinsettias are the traditional flower of Christmas, but I love how this homeowner used a rustic box to display three of them with greenery. What a simple but effective way to decorate any table!
Tip #4: Wreath it out!
Did I mention that you can never have enough wreaths in your house? Well you can never have enough wreaths in your house! This dining room is void of Christmas colors but that wreath on the mirror lets us know that the homeowner is definitely in the holiday spirit!
Tip #5: Creatively display candles!
Candles may seem like just your typical accessory until you add some other elements to them like in this rustic tray. The pinecones, the ornaments, the greenery and the glittered reindeer provide a beautiful foundation for this candle arrangement.
Tip #6: Decorate the Front Door!
This Grinch themed front door reflects a fun homeowner. You may not love the Grinch decor, but nothing says Christmas is coming like getting your front door in on the action.
Ready or not, Christmas is almost here. Fortunately, you still have 11 days to create a winter wonderland!