It’s that time of the year to retrieve the decorations from storage and adorn your décor with holiday cheer! Whether you’re preparing for a full house of entertaining, or a simple intimate gathering, adding elements of comfort and coziness into your home can make all the difference in both the appearance and experience of your holiday celebration.
So deck the hallways and trim your houseplants, as you consider these helpful hints to keeping your home cozy this winter:
Let in Light
Holiday lights don’t have to be exclusively for your roof. Bringing twinkling lights into your common areas can lighten up the space and the mood. String small lights for a sweet accent to your room’s décor, or add some flare with bold globes that are sure to make a statement. Always remember to turn off the indoor lighting before leaving the house, and never drape anything over the lights in your room to avoid creating a fire hazard.
Trim More than Your Trees
Garlands are an easy way to bring the warmth to your space. Dress up your home’s architecture by trimming windows, walls, staircase railings or fireplaces. Pair the greenery with boughs of holly for a look straight out of a storybook. Prefer a rustic holiday display? Consider adding pinecones or sugar-coated cranberries in a traditional arrangement. To achieve any of these looks with a low-maintenance trim, opt for artificial garland that can make a reoccurring appearance every holiday season.
A Dash of Cinnamon
“Sugar and spice and everything nice” is practically a requirement for any holiday celebration. Luckily, the scents of the season can be achieved through more than the aid of artificial air fresheners. Stock up on fragrant favorites like oranges, cinnamon sticks, cranberries and nutmeg to create a memorable potpourri. Gather the ingredients in a pot of water to simmer on the stovetop and let the mixture fill your home with a delightful aroma. For a longer-lasting addition, incorporate cinnamon spritzed pinecones or branches of fresh pine into the holiday displays.
Nothing compares to the comfort of wrapping yourself up in a blanket during a cool winter night. Incorporating blankets into your room’s décor can make any space feel more personal and intimate. Whether it’s a simple throw to rest on an armchair, or a fluffy fleece folded on the couch cushion, the accessibility to warmth and cuddling brings unmatched coziness to you and your guests while also acting as decoration for your furniture.
As you look to enhance the festivity in your space, consider the rooms you want to entertain in the most. Adding to the holiday displays in the entryways is a great idea to immediately introduce holiday spirit among all arriving guests.
Make quality time with loved ones even more enjoyable as you celebrate in your cozy home this holiday season. Sea Pointe wishes you a warm holiday and happy new year!