How to Decorate Your Home for Christmas

by : Caroline Shaw

It’s your home and you want to make it a special sanctuary this Christmas. How can you create a special place for your family and you? 

How to Decorate Your Home for Christmas
Tips to make your place shine with love and holiday spirit?

1) Your Dining Room Table
Put a nice Christmas cloth or runner. Replace the fall curtain scarf with Christmas co-ordinates to match your table cloth or runner. Look around your yard for any berries that you might use in your centerpieces. Be careful that little ones don’t put these in their mouths. Make a wreath for your door using a grapevine base and ivy you might have growing around the yard….place berries strategically around the circle. Make a bow of fine vines and place in the center, a couple of pine cones. What a unique heart warmer for your guests to enter your sanctuary by.


2) Doorway, Hallway & Foyer
Greet your guests with cinnamon sticks and and cloves stuck in oranges and apples placed in a wooden bowl on a hallway table. Cover the table with a plaid green and red cloth. Your kitchen can have all the smells of holiday cooking. Place a nice lantern in the window to remind us of those guests who couldn’t make it. Have a plate of finger foods for your guests. Simple things will do like a nice wooden bowl of cashews or give your guests something to do: serve pistachios.

3) Make Your Own Paper Christmas Tree
get your kids involved. Take tag paper and cut out a Christmas tree shape that is about 24 inches tall. Put it on a bulletin board, then make two different sized ornament patterns for the kids to use and have them trace ornaments on more tag paper. Let the kids cut the ornaments out. Take crayons and markers and decorate a couple to model how to decorate them for the kids. Provide some glue sticks and let the kids glue their ornaments on their very own tree.

4) In your living room or family room
Create a warm feel with plaid coverlets thrown across your couches and chairs. If you have a mantel, string some berries into a garland or use cranberries. Place wooden candlestick holders and white candles. Place ivy around the base, a very simple but elegant presentation.