Holiday Home Decorating Tips

Once the leaves start to change and the aroma of pumpkin spice fills the air, you’re probably starting to feel a little festive. Decorating your Durango home for the holidays is a way to get us all in the mood for the season — especially if done with family. You might have your usual way of decorating. However, if you’re a beginner or need some new inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Read our five tips on decorating your home for the holiday season in Southwest Colorado.

Tip 1: Pick Out the Perfect Christmas Tree

If the holiday season is around the corner, you’ve more than likely seen Christmas trees around town — ready for eager families to purchase and set up in their homes. Pick out the perfect tree. Or, if you’re not into the real thing, buy an artificial tree instead. Afterward, choose a tree skirt to lend a decorative element to your tree, along with ornaments and lights.

Tip 2: Hang Stockings

Christmas stockings have a way of setting the scene for the holiday season. They’re classic decorations, and adults and little ones alike can’t wait to peek in their stockings on Christmas morning to see what candy and stocking stuffers await them. Find the stockings that best fit your home’s décor, such as chunky cable-knit stockings or stockings with one-of-a-kind holiday designs that add more fun.

Tip 3: Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel

Find other ways to decorate your fireplace mantel besides hanging stockings. Look for ornaments, candles, lanterns, mini trees, and garlands. Hang lights, too, for a bit of warmth. Consider placing holiday family photos on your mantel too.

Tip 4: Embellish With Holiday-Themed Greenery

Plants in the home can bring a sense of serenity. So, consider adding greenery to your home that features a design fit for the holiday season. Look for eucalyptus and berry garland and holiday-themed evergreen wreaths to decorate your home for the season. Add these decorative elements throughout your home for overall freshness.

Tip 5: Accent With Other Home Décor

Find other ways to decorate your home for the holidays. You can change your table linen to something more fitting for the holiday season, or set your table with festive ceramic dinnerware. Find bathroom or hand towels featuring seasonal hues. Many stores have special collections for the holiday season — so go all out if you please!

Add cozy touches to your home, such as fleece blankets and throw pillows. After decorating your home, cozy up with family, friends, and pets. Your home’s final result should be more than a picture-perfect scene from the magazines, but a place to spend time with the people you love the most.