The week after Thanksgiving marks that time of the year to begin decorating for the holidays. After all the money spent towards gifts on days like Black Friday, and Cyber Monday finding the money for decorations can be difficult so below are some inexpensive decoration ideas. Our knowledgeable agents have put together a list of tips and ideas for setting up quaint holiday decorations:
Use candles and scents: An excellent and fairly inexpensive way to liven up a home is to add lighting and scents through candles (plug-in scents are a great option as well). Scents such as cinnamon, peppermint, and evergreen help add holiday aroma. Another way to bring in the holiday scents while being decorative is the use of potpourri. Placing potpourri in a festive bowl or vase can help liven up any area of a room.
Decorate the mantle: For those with a fireplace, the mantle is the ideal place to showcase your prized holiday decorations. No matter the holiday, there is always something that can be done with the mantle. For Christmas, hanging up the stockings, placing garland, and placing a wreath are a few of many options. On the mantle, setting up mangers or Christmas scenes will be an eye-catching addition to your holiday decor. For Hanukkah, what better place than the mantle to display a menorah where everyone can see it.
Make the front door stand out: Many people go with a traditional wreath, but there are many other inexpensive ways to make the front door shine. Creating your own wreath out of everyday materials including foods, burlap, and other cloths is a cheap and different take on a traditional wreath. One other option for the front door is to hang ornaments or bells on the knocker for a classy, yet festive display. Also making use of nature such as, using pine cones or pine branches with some ribbons is a fun way to decorate the door for the creative type of person.
Use wrapping paper: Using wrapping paper is a simple and fun way to dress up any room with the holiday vibe. For artwork or mirrors in the house simply highlight them by adding wrapping paper, ribbons or bows.
For more information on holiday decoration ideas, feel free to message our Rental Agents directly at our new rentals Facebook page, Newbury Rentals!