That time of year has finally arrived—Christmas time—and decorations and twinkling lights are adorning houses in Kansas City much to the delight of passersby. Here are some easy tips for decorating your home inside and out this holiday season.
Put Up a Holiday Tree
It can be grandiose, a tiny table tree, or even a simple plant but a Christmas tree is the staple of holiday decorating and often serves as a centerpiece throughout the season. The latest trend in trees is having multiple trees throughout the home and even on lawns. While show-stopping for viewers, maintenance is important to consider with numerous trees particularly if they are live.
Light Up the Scene
Light displays remind us of the beauty of the holiday season, and outdoor light displays are an ideal way to share that beauty with neighbors. Ideal places to hang lights outside include:
- Edges along the roofline, smokestacks and around unique exterior home features.
- Around planters and windows.
- Around doors amid garland strands.
- Along walkways and driveways
- Upon shrubs and bushes (net lights are ideal)
- Wrapped around posts, beams, pillars and tree trunks.
- On outdoor figurine displays.
Of course, using lights cleverly indoors is simple with today’s options of battery-operated lights. This eases placement around door frames, fireplace mantles, upon walls and around stairway rails. Those planning an extensive lighting setup might consider hiring a local holiday decorator to take on complex tasks like lighting.
Strategically Placed Seasonal Decor
Wreaths are a simple way to spruce up doors and walls inside and out. Add bows, ornaments or lights for a special holiday effect that brings yuletide cheer. Holiday related statues and hangings can quickly become focal points within any room in the home. However, it’s important to keep balance and aesthetics in mind when decorating for Christmas so the home maintains fluidity and remains functional.
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