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Tips For Decorating Your Home For Christmas

Updated on February 5, 2013

Decorating your home for the holiday season can be a great family experience. There is something magical about twinkling lights on a snowy evening. It is almost impossible to be stressed while sipping hot cocoa with your family in front of your newly decorated tree. Christmas is a time of peace, laughter and happiness all of which is enhanced by the right choice of decorations. Here are some great ways that you can decorate your home without breaking the bank!

The biggest thing to remember when it comes to decorating your home is that you do not have to spend a lot of money. There are many inexpensive ideas that you can utilize in your decorations. The most important tool you can have when it comes to decorating your home is creativity.


Decorating Outside

Decorating the outside of your house is important because it is the one place that everyone can see. If you live in a neighborhood where everyone decorates their homes you may feel the need to follow suit. It can be quite expensive buying lights and outdoor decorations. However, here are some simple and effective ways that you can adorn the outside of your house in Christmas decorations.

Christmas lights are one of the most obvious ways to decorate outside. You can hang lights from absolutely anything and make it look good. It can be difficult to get them working correctly and frustrating to hang them in some spots. The best thing to remember when it comes to Christmas lights a little goes a long way. It is a good idea to keep in mind that running lights for a long period of time will affect your light bill. Using a timer is a simple solution to this problem so that they will not be on all night.

Wreaths are another wonderful option for the outside of your home. You can decorate and personalize them to match any theme you may have. It is always fun to allow kids to decorate them and chose where to hang them. You can typically find small decorations that will enhance wreaths at any department store. Take your children and allow them to pick out a few small items to put on the wreath. When people comment on the creativity of your Christmas wreaths you can inform them that it was a family effort!

If you live in an area where it snows you have one of the greatest decorations already. The best part about using snow as a decoration is that it is free and there is usually no shortage of it. Build snowmen and decorate them to match the rest of your décor. You could build your entire family out of snow and allow each member to decorate themselves anyway they would like to. Snow can be a great resource when decorating the only limit to your options is your imagination!

Decorating Inside

Decorations can transform any house into a winter wonderland that anyone would be happy to come home to. The right decorations can fill you with happiness and Christmas spirit. Here are some great ideas for decorating the inside of your home without spending a lot of money.

You can make a very pretty centerpiece for your table with a bowl of water and some seasonal items. Fill the bottom of the glass bowl with red and green marbles or stones. You can then add whatever you would like to the bowl. Add some branches of berries and pine tree's mix very well with seasonal flowers.

An inexpensive way to add some Christmas cheer to every room in your house is to place bows and seasonally scented candles around the room. You can hang bows on doorknobs, windowsills or doorways. Bells can be added to the bows for an extra-special touch.

Another cute way to spice up a normal-looking bow is to glue a candy cane in the middle of it. You can go one-step further and hang bells from the bottom of this. Throw some mistletoe into the mix and you have created your own decorations for any room of your house and spent very little money.

There is an easy way to make your own window decorations, which most people can do with items that they already own. All you need is glitter and white glue. On a piece of wax paper draw the shape of a snowflake and sprinkle it with glitter. Once it has had time to dry you should be able to peel it from the wax paper with no problems. This should be tacky enough to stick to your window! This is a great craft for children to do with parents and enjoy all winter long.

If you have pictures, hanging in your home that clashes with your Christmas décor you can fix that quickly! Simply take some festive wrapping paper and wrap the pictures as if you would a present. Hang back up and enjoy!

Many craft stores will have cheap and easy kits to make your own Christmas decorations as well. This is a wonderful tradition to start with your family. Each year have all the members of your household make an ornament for your tree. The next year when you take all of your decorations out you can reflect on how much fun it was making them!


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      Toya Christie 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      There are so many beautiful Christmas decorations you can use to decorate your house and it is a good idea to look through some magazines and photos of indoor and outdoor decorations so that you can create the look you want.

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      Meagan Ireland 6 years ago from Maine

      Thank you very much :)!

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 6 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      This is a very useful hub mireland19 with helpful advice and ideas. Voted up!

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      Meagan Ireland 6 years ago from Maine

      Thank you :)! It was alot of fun to write!

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      SanneL 6 years ago from Sweden

      You have put together a thoroughly and fun hub about some great Christmas decorations!

      Thank you for sharing your ideas with us.