As the holidays approach, many of us ponder sprucing up our homes. Whether you’re hosting guests or want to enjoy your space a little more, there are plenty of ways to get your home holiday-ready. Here are a handful of ideas to inspire you.
Start With A Deep Clean When Home For The Holidays
With so much concern about germs and viruses this year, a deep clean before the holidays is necessary. Not only will it make your home sparkle, but you’ll also be able to rest easy knowing that everything is as clean as possible. If you need more time to do a full deep clean yourself, consider hiring a professional cleaning service. With the right tools, they can have your home ready for the holidays.
Spruce Up Your Entryway
The entrance to your home is the perfect place to start holiday preparations. After all, it’s the first thing guests will see when they arrive. Consider hanging a wreath, festive garland, LED lighting, or even a holiday-themed doormat. You could also decorate your door with a big colorful bow! Whatever you choose, make sure it gives visitors a warm welcome and sets the tone for your holiday decor.
Deck Your Halls (and Every Other Room!)
Once you’ve taken care of the entryway, it’s time to move on to the rest of your home. Fireplaces, mantles, or shelving are great places to hang stockings, garlands, or other holiday decorations. In addition, you can drape garland around doorways or windows. Wherever you choose to put your decorations, ensure they’re placed securely and out of reach of small children or pets.
Adding programmable LED lighting to these areas can give them a festive touch. You can find these energy-efficient lights in various colors and sizes, making them easy to work on any holiday display.
Prepare Your Kitchen
Your kitchen is the epicenter of holiday activity, so it’s essential to ensure it’s ready for all the cooking, baking, and entertaining you’ll be doing. Start by giving your kitchen a deep clean; no one wants to prepare a holiday feast in a dirty kitchen! Also, check that all major appliances are in good working order. Nothing has a chilling effect on the holidays, like having to deal with a broken oven or fridge.
Create Cozy Seating Areas
Whether enjoying a holiday movie with family, playing board games with friends, or breaking away from the hustle and bustle, cozy seating provides a comfortable place to do all things holidays.
Adding multifunctional furniture such as ottomans with built-in storage is perfect for small spaces as they can serve as extra seating and tuck away when not in use. And a lift-top coffee table that transforms into a dining table makes it easy to play cards or enjoy a holiday meal.
Remember that floor pillows, blankets, and throws can transform any space into a cozy retreat to relax and enjoy the best of the season if you prefer something more freeform.
Have holiday tips you’d like to share? Please leave a comment with your ideas below!
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