The cold season, the twinkle of lights, the iconic appearances of Jose Mari Chan, and the joyous tunes of classic carols—Christmas is here, and it’s time to deck the halls! With the season upon us, decorating the Cavite house and lot for sale that you recently purchased adds to the holiday spirit you can bring to your new house.
Whether you’re a seasoned house decorator or just getting started, our tips are your ticket to transforming your space into a festive haven. So, grab a cup of cocoa, cozy up by the couch, and let’s dive into how you should decorate your house for Christmas.
How to Decorate Your Home for Christmas
If you’re a first-time home buyer who just recently bought the perfect house and lot for OFWs or young professionals, decorating the house is an exciting activity that can be a new tradition to do in your dream home. However, you should know that decorating your house with a festive flair doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes careful planning and designing before you even think about going shopping for supplies.
But don’t worry! With these tips, you can transform your space into a holiday wonderland. Let the decorating adventures begin!
1. A Tree-mendous Start: Finding Your Perfect Christmas Tree
Let’s kick things off with the star of the show—the Christmas tree! Whether you’re team real or artificial, finding the perfect tree is a must. Real trees bring that unmistakable scent of the holidays and are best used if you like the smell of pine. However, the artificial ones offer convenience since they can be reused for the next following years.
Whichever one you choose, don’t forget to fluff those branches, and if you’re feeling adventurous, try designing a themed tree like “Winter Wonderland” or “Candy Cane Lane.”
2. Lighting Up Your House: Twinkling Lights and Lanterns
What’s Christmas without the magic of twinkling lights? String them around the tree, drape them along the mantel, and don’t shy away from outdoor lights that can outshine neighborhood street lamps. Opt for warm white lights for a cozy, classic ambiance, or go for multicolored lights if you want your space to resemble Santa’s workshop.
Pro tip: Twinkling lights aren’t just for trees—hang them from windows, ceilings, and even outdoor shrubs for a magical touch.
You can also buy Christmas lanterns or “parol” from local vendors to give a touch of Filipino tradition to your lighting design! It comes in different colors, patterns, and sizes, matching any type of theme you’re going for.
3. Ornaments: The More, The Merrier
Ornaments are where you get to show off your personality. Mix and match designs, shapes, and colors, and use family heirlooms, DIY creations, or store-bought dazzlers to decorate your tree. Whether you’re going for a more sentimental theme with hand-made ornaments scattered about or more classic designs, ornaments on your tree will surely brighten up your home.
And of course, to put the whole design together, don’t forget the topper! Whether it’s an angel, a star, or even a quirky Santa hat, it’s the crowning glory of your tree.
4. Santa’s Little Helpers: Kids’ DIY Corner
If you have kids in the house, you can get them involved with the decorating festivities with a DIY decorating corner. Set up a crafting station with easy-to-assemble ornaments, paper snowflakes, and plenty of glitter. Not only can this keep the kids entertained, but it also adds a touch of whimsy to your home’s decor.
5. Wreaths: Not Just for the Front Door
Unlike popular belief, wreaths are not exclusive to your front door. You can actually put them anywhere you like—depending on the theme of your decorations.
Spruce up your interior with these festive delights. Hang them on your room doors, above the mantel, or even on kitchen cabinets. Get creative with materials like cinnamon sticks, dried oranges, or even repurposed holiday cards to design the wreath (It doesn’t have to be just greeneries).
6. Cozy Corners: Blankets, Pillows, and All Things Snuggly
‘Tis the season to be cozy! Swap out your everyday pillows and blankets for festive alternatives. It’s not just about designing trees and hanging lights, one of the key Christmas home decorating tips that can put together the whole motif of your house is in the design of small details like your blankets and pillows.
Think rich reds, cozy plaids, and holiday-themed patterns. Drape throw blankets over sofas and chairs, and scatter cushions adorned with Santa hats or snowflakes. Create cozy corners that practically beg you to snuggle up with a good book or a classic Christmas movie.
7. Mantel Magic: A Showcase for Christmas Cheer
Your mantel—or any other main decorative beam in your house—is prime real estate for spreading Christmas cheer. Garlands, stockings, and a mix of decorations are the key. Consider using fresh greenery for that authentic touch. Arrange candles, nutcrackers, or even a miniature Christmas village. The mantel is not just a shelf; it’s a stage for your festive masterpiece.
8. Scent-sational Decor: Bringing Christmas to Your Nose
Close your eyes and breathe in the festive magic. When you think about Christmas, what scents can you imagine? Is it the hot chocolate that mom makes? Or is it the cookies grandma brings over?
You can use cinnamon-scented candles, simmering pots of apple cider with cloves, or bowls of potpourri to let the scents of Christmas fill your home. It’s a sensory experience that goes beyond the visual, creating an atmosphere that’s as cozy as it is festive.
9. Creative Gift Wrapping: Unwrapping the Joy
Gift wrapping is an art and you’re the artist. Choose a color scheme that complements your decor, and go all out with ribbons, bows, and personalized gift tags. Consider using unconventional materials like brown paper, twine, or even fabric remnants for a rustic and eco-friendly touch. Your presents become part of the decor!
10. Outdoor Extravaganza: Sharing the Joy with the Neighborhood
Spread the Christmas spirit outdoors. If you’ve recently bought a home within a community—for example: a house and lot in Cavite—you can motivate your neighbors and coordinate a theme to design your respective homes.
Hang your “parol” by the windows, outline your front door with lights, and unleash the classic front porch ornaments. A well-decorated exterior not only welcomes guests but also shares joy within your neighborhood. It’s your way of saying, “Come on in and let’s celebrate!”
Decorating your house is a great way to start the festivities of the Christmas season. It’s the beginning of a month-long celebration and can put the whole household in the holiday mood.
Wrapping Up the Festive Guide to House Christmas Decorations
There you have it—your ultimate guide to creating a Christmas wonderland that’s uniquely you. While we usually talk about home-buying guides for insights into the purchasing process, this time around, we have a different type of guide that gets you into the holiday spirit!
Ultimately, the key to decorating your house is to let your personality shine through in every design. Whether you’re going for a classic look, a quirky vibe, or a bit of both, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the process.
So, as you untangle those lights and dive into boxes of ornaments, may your home be filled with the magic of Christmas, the warmth of loved ones, and the joy that comes from creating memories in a space that’s as festive as your holiday spirit. Here’s to a season of merriment, laughter, and a home that twinkles with the unmistakable charm of Christmas!