The Ins and Outs of Christmas

Lit window with tree_nightAside from decorating the inside of the house, we also make sure the outside is decorated as well. One thing we do every year is put up evergreen garland around the garage and windows. The best part? It lights up! This allows the house to look festive during both day and night. In addition, by centering the Christmas tree in the middle window and flanking it with flameless candles, it creates a picture-like effect for those looking from the outside. You can create a similar look by centering your tree in front of a window, making it a focal point for your home. No matter the size of your window, you can easily create a picture-like image that will entrance those both in and out of your home.

Thanksgiving Decor: Part 2

Welcome to my second post on Thanksgiving decor! In this post I’ll demonstrate how you can easily dress up the space above your window. As seen below, I added two autumn garlands, along with a fanciful turkey, above the windows in the living room.

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This is an easy, inexpensive way to dress up a window and add a bit of interest to an otherwise blank space. As in my previous post, the garland is affixed to the wall with painter’s tape. This type of garland can be found at craft stores, and similar turkey decorations can be found at big box party stores. Remember, adding interest to a window is a great way to dress up your space and create a cohesive feel throughout your home!

(Merry) Christmas Tree

Christmas TreeIn celebration of today, I’ve included a picture of my Christmas tree. Every year I decorate it using a different theme. This year’s theme: sparkle! Every bulb I used has an element of sparkle to it (glitter, shiny beads, sequins, etc.). I find that having a theme every year lets me be more creative-I often use bulbs I wouldn’t have ordinarily used. You’ll also notice the bulb garland and gold bells with ribbons (like in a previous post) on the windows. Do you decorate with a theme? If not, give it a try next year! Merry Christmas!