Holiday decorating is a popular time among DIY homeowners because it gives them various projects to undertake. Whether it is elaborate fixtures or simple lights, Christmas decorations liven up the winter months and help you make the cold weather bearable. Decorating your home for the holidays allows you to channel your creative side and turn your home into a winter wonderland both indoors and out. Outdoor Christmas decorations are one of the most popular forms of home embellishment for the holiday season. This article discusses options for Christmas decorations 2012 and various ideas for your yard and home. Options for outside Christmas door décor are endless and can be as simple as a wreath hung to as elaborate as an outdoor manger created in the front yard. No matter what you choose, there are many easy xmas decorations to liven up your home.
One of the most popular, simplest and creative ways to decorate your house for Christmas in 2014 is to hang up some lights. Outdoor Christmas lights brighten up your yard and home and can be hung in trees, on your roof, or strung along your porch rails. There are many different types of outdoor lighting 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 for your roof or porch, creating the illusion of dripping ice or snow, sparkling in the night. Holly and garland can also be hung up on your porch or roof, adding a natural look to your Christmas décor. Another popular way to spruce up the exterior of your home is with Christmas door decorations. Holly and garland can also be strung along the perimeter of your door, creating a green archway into your home. However, the most popular door decoration is the wreath.
X-mas wreaths are a beautiful touch to any outdoor Christmas decor and home design idea by adding a festive look to your door or window. There are various styles of wreaths, including a simple wreath of garland with a bow on top, to more intricately designed wreathes with various decorations displayed throughout it. In addition, wreaths come in different colors, allowing you to match your Christmas décor to your home. White Christmas decorations are popular for dark colored homes because they add a nice contrast. White wreaths are great to hang on doors or windows, adding a wintery look to your home. Other popular Christmas window decorations include candle lights on the windowsill of snowflakes in the panes of the glass. Placing electric candle decorations in every window of your home provides the space with the feel vintage xmas decorations. Incorporate a wreath with red ribbon throughout it to complete your vintage look.
Other popular ways to decorate the exterior of your home for the holidays include Christmas lawn decorations. There are various options for decorating your yard, ranging from simple light fixtures, to giant blow up Santa’s and snowmen. Many homeowners often set up a small manger depicting the birth of baby Jesus. There are also more playful décor options such as reindeer decorations. Reindeer light fixtures can be placed throughout the yard separately or joined together attached to a sleigh. Homeowners often place the fixtures near on in chimneys with a Santa fixture on the chimney depicting Santa arriving with presents for Christmas. Other popular options include snowman decorations which can be beautiful, sparkling light fixtures, or huge blown up characters such as Frosty with coal buttons and a big black top hat. Christmas ornaments can be hung up in trees both outdoors and indoors. Outdoor ornaments are often larger because the trees outside are bigger.
Ornaments for indoor trees are much more fashionable and the design options are limitless. There are multi colored balls that can be hung throughout the tree following the same pattern or creating a rainbow of ornaments. In addition there are many intricately designed Christmas tree decorations such as hand crafted ornaments in various shapes and sizes. The specially designed ornaments tend to be more expensive that the others, however there are many different places you can find cheap Christmas decorations. Online Christmas decorations are the best option for homeowners on a budget because you can often find good deals on the internet. In addition, if you order early or during the off season you can find Christmas decorations on sale. Another option to save you money is finding wholesale Christmas decorations. These can be found both online and in various stores, helping you to create beautiful Christmas décor without empting your wallet.