Holiday Decorating Ideas That Give Your Home an Inviting and Festive Look That Everyone Will Admire

With these simple and inexpensive Holiday decorating ideas your home will reflect the joy, the magic, and the true meaning of this holiday -
which is beautiful.

With a little effort your home will look so festive for Christmas that everyone who sees it will praise you for it!

1) Let every room in your home feel Christmasy, even if its just a small reminder.

holiday decorating ideas For example a bathroom towel with a Christmas applique, or a pine scented candle in the bedroom, or a pointsettia potholder in the kitchen.

Each Christmasy room your kids and husband enter will show them how much you care about them. That you used these Holiday decorating ideas to make their home a warm and special place for Christmas.

TIP: One of the best Holiday decorating ideas that will make you seem like a professional decorator is to coordinate your Christmas decorating colors with the colors of your rooms. If your rooms are neutral colors (white, beiges, tan) then deocrate with reds and greens for a traditional Christmas feel or...

for an elegant Venetian Christmas look use golds, bronzes, muted greens and shades of orange.

If your walls are a deep, cool color (like blues or purples) then use colors like white, silver and shades of blue for a wintry Christmas feel.

When you're thinking about what colors to use, consider the items you will use to decorate. Ribbons, ornaments,lights, pillows, throws, runners, tablecloths, centerpieces, candles, flowers, even the wrapping paper for gifts under the tree!

2) With a pretty ribbon, hang some sparkly ornaments in uncommon places that reflect light. Like a kitchen window, or hang from the arms of a chanderlier or use as a pull for a light fixture.

3) Here's some great, inexpensively Holiday decorating ideas to make some gorgeous Christmas centerpieces using clear cylinders, vases, or bowls and filling them with any of the following or a combination of them:

holiday decorating ideas - crabapples, red or green apples
- fresh cranberries
- pomegranetes dusted with gold
- green limes
- lemons
- silver bells
- pine cones
- holly and berries
- pine branches
- red or green glass marbles
- beautiful, sparkly glass ornaments
- white or red amaryllis flowers
- water colored with red or green food dye

4) Using wired Christmas ribbon, make large bows to hang from light sconces or fixtures, or hang from the bottom tip of chanderlier. Let the ribbon hang long till it reaches the table beneath.

5) Gather fresh evergreen leaves from the yard (like holly or ivy, or even small fir branches) and wrap them into the arms, top and bottom of your chanderlier or light fixture.

6) Change the shades on your chandelier. Make Christmas shades by purchasing inexpensive white shade and stenciling a Christmas motif on them with fabric paints. You can stencil a green tree, or wreath, or a red star, or holly leaves. Get creative.

7) Hang clear glass ornaments from varying lenghts of festive ribbons in front of a prominent window. It reflects the lights beautifully!

8) Hang fresh wreaths with a wide red ribbon from windows. You can use battery operated lighted wreaths for a brilliant effect in the evening too.

9) Make your fireplace a focal place. Lay a lighted evergreen garland on top of the mantel. Place tall pillar candles on either end of the mantel. Decorate the garland with large ornaments, pine cones, red berries, large silk poinsetta flowers... Of course you can hang the families stockings from the mantel too.

10) Use string lights to lighten up dark places. Frame the windows or doorway with them. Wrap the lights around evergreen rope and string it all the way up the bannister of your staircase.

Using battery operated lights lets you put the lights wherever you want without having to use extension cords all over the place.

One of our favorite things to do is decorate the Christmas tree. Its a family event at our home - with Christmas music and hot cocoa (any excuse to have hot cocoa).

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And don't forget the outside of your home!

I know most people think its the man's job -

Well I was a single mom for many years and my kids would have been so disappointed if we didn't put out some Christmas lawn ornaments.
You don't have to go all out and create a glowing spectacle unless you want to - but we need some sparkle outside to reflect the thrill of Christmas.

For simple Holiday decorating ideas for outdoors start with Solar Powered Christmas lights or Battery operated lights .

You won't have to worry about the placement of outlets and extentsion cords all over the place. They make decorating easy and fun. Your home will say "Welcome and Merry Christmas" to all who see it.

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