The holidays are the best time of year for the DIY homeowner to take on countless home décor projects. During the fall and winter seasons Halloween, Thanksgiving, and xmas decorating takes over homes and brings them to life with festive ornaments and various decorations. Although Halloween is often popular among homeowners for putting up decorations, Christmas time is perhaps the most celebrated holiday in the United States in interior and exterior yard décor. Using a variety of the best Christmas decorations are great ways to show case your creative side no matter what your style. Whether you choose a simple, elegant design for your Christmas decorations inside, or bright flashy lights outside, decorating for this holiday can add style and flare to your home in for a few short months. This article focuses on how to decorate for Christmas and various design ideas for the interior and exterior of your home.
Christmas decorations change and become more advanced almost as fast as technology changes these days. Christmas ornaments take on the shapes of popular TV characters and have various designs every year. As a result, Christmas decorating ideas for 2012 are better than last year. Outdoor decorations for Christmas tend to be different every year. While the general theme of flashy lights and Christmas cheer remains unchanged, the options for décor tend to revolutionize. There are many options for Christmas outdoor decorations ranging from simple stringed lights to giant blowup characters from popular children’s holiday songs and books; the intensity of your decorating depends entirely on your taste and style. Even a few simple decorations can enhance any home and bring about the spirit of the holidays. One of the most popular ways to decorate your yard during the holidays is with different types of lighting.
Outdoor Christmas lights can brighten up your yard, lighting up trees, roofs, porches and walkways. There are many types of lighting to choose from including string lights, icicle style, garland lights, shaped lights, multi colored, white, and various lit up displays. String and icicle style lighting are popular choices to fasten to your roof or porch. Another option for your front porch Christmas décor is to wrap garland along the rails. Garland adds a cozy, outdoorsy feel to your porch, incorporating Christmas décor with the beauty of nature. The garland can have lights or ribbon strung throughout it or laid out on its own. Other Christmas outdoor lights include lit up fixtures and decorations. Giant snowball or snow flake lights can be hung throughout outdoor trees and bushes. There are lit up candy canes and lollipops to display in your yard, turning your home into a sweetly decorated gingerbread house.
In addition to this there are more animate decorations including blow up snow men and light fixtures of Santa and his reindeer. Lit up fixtures of Santa are popularly used for roof designs when decorating for the holidays. Homeowners often place the fixtures near on in chimneys, depicting Santa arriving with presents for Christmas Eve. In addition to this, icicle style lighting is popular for roofing decorations. It is strung along the gutters to give the illusion of sparkling ice or snow falling from the roof. Lights can be strung along your deck or patio or hung up in trees, lighting up your backyard. Pine trees can be adorned with large ornaments, resembling an outdoor Christmas tree. Some homeowners choose to place inflatable characters in their backyard, creating a fun winter wonderland for their children. While choices for outdoor decorations are limitless, don't forget front door Christmas décor to bring it all together.
The indoor decorating Christmas trees is not only an important part of the decoration process , but also fun. How to decorate a Christmas tree depends on the style of your home and your personal preference. Most people tend to focus their creativity outdoors and choose simple decorations for the interior of their homes. You can bring the style and flare of the outdoor décor inside as well, however, simple traditional styles are more popular. Garland, holly, and red ribbon can be strung throughout the house, lining the floors or walls of the living room, kitchen and bath. Lights can also be strung throughout the home, encompassing stair and balcony railings and lining doorways. If you are trying to achieve a traditional or Victorian style, candle lights can be placed in every window, lighting up the space for you indoors and outdoors. In addition, Christmas theme towels can be hung in the bathrooms, adding a touch of the holiday spirit to these small rooms.