The holiday season is upon us! With the holidays comes all sorts of wonderful things. Designated time with family and friends, new dessert recipes to try, serving the community, decorating your home for the holidays, and an overall feeling of cheer and joy. However, sometimes the holiday season can become stressful with all the activities, planning, and shopping that goes on, so figuring out how to decorate your home can be overwhelming. Luckily, there are several ways that decorating your home for the holidays can be made easy.
Light Up Your Home
No matter which holidays your family celebrates, the first thing that every home needs to have for the wintertime is lights. White lights, multicolor lights, blue lights, even black lights. Whichever type of lights tickle your fancy. Try mixing it up with getting strings of lights with different shapes or stringing the lights over and around the insides of your windows.
Many people not only love to put lights on the inside of their home but like to decorate the outside of their home with lights. Gardner Homes installs exterior outlets in the eaves specifically to make hanging lights easier and safer since you don’t need to hassle with extension cords while on a ladder.
Decorate Your Fireplace
Many of the Gardner floor plans feature a beautiful fireplace making it the perfect focal point for holiday decor. Curling up next to a fireplace, drinking hot chocolate and reading a book is a classic way to enjoy the winter season.
Add seasonal greenery, candles, stockings and wreaths to give your fireplace mantel another level of festiveness. Focus on giving your room extra warmth by adding throw pillows and blankets in seasonal colors to your seating area around the fireplace. Now you’ve set the stage to snap the perfect photo of friends, family, and don’t forget to include your furry family members (no, we don’t mean your Uncle Frank!)
Don’t Over Do It
As previously mentioned, sometimes the holidays can tend to get out of hand, or you can become overwhelmed with all the things that need to be done. The key to bringing peace to your holidays is managing your own expectations, not others. Holiday cheer is more about creating a warm atmosphere of giving and hope; not whether your home would win a design award. Each person celebrates differently and that means that each person will also decorate differently. Whether it’s hanging homemade ornaments or color-coordinating trimmings – make it your own!
Looking for a New Home?
If you are looking for a new home this holiday season to hang your stockings, consider reaching out to us at Gardner Homes. We have all sorts of different homes in our communities, and one is sure to fit you perfectly. If you want more tips for decorating your home or to learn more about a Gardner home, contact us today.