Turning your home into a dreamy wonderland is one of the most exciting things about the holiday season. With Christmas right around the corner, you’re probably looking forward to filling your home with twinkling lights, earthy wreaths, delightful garlands, glass baubles, tinsel and so on. But is it worth spending hundreds of dollars on decorations that will stay up just for a couple of weeks?
Instead, we recommend investing in holiday decor that you can keep all year round. Here are some of our top picks.
Mix Up Your Colour Palette
Red and green are the two colours that come to mind for Christmas. However, covering your home in red and green decorations may end up looking gaudy. Why not mix up your colour palette this Christmas? Instead of garish red and green, step out of your comfort zone with golds, silvers, dusky pinks, maroons and purples.
Fuzzy Pom-Pom Throws
Rather than drowning your sofa in over-the-top Christmas cushions, throw on a couple of fuzzy pom-pom blankets. Make sure they match the rest of your colour scheme. While neutral coloured throws may not screen Christmas, they effortlessly make your living space feel cozy and inviting.
Embellish String Lights
Twinkling lights with Santa and fairy figurines are adorable but they will end up looking out of place after Christmas. We suggest sticking to plain string lights, which you can keep up all year round. You can easily customize them with DIY snowflakes and other winter-themed patterns. Moreover, these are significantly cheaper.
Additional lighting fixtures will likely increase your energy bills. It’s a good time to compare electricity plans in your area and find a competitively-priced option for your home. This is your opportunity to save more this holiday season.
Find Versatile Pieces
Find versatile pieces that you can easily change up at any time of the year. For example, a decorative glass dome can be used in multiple ways. You can bunch up a string of lights under it or use it to display freshly baked goods.
Look for Boxwood Wreaths
Hanging wreaths all year round may seem strange, but you can decorate with boxwood wreaths during the winter months. In comparison to traditional pine or holly, these wreaths aren’t too on the nose. You can also place the wreath horizontally on the coffee or dining table and decorate it with candles.
Stick to Simple Candles
There is an explosion of candles during the holiday season. Apart from buying a few Christmas-themed candles, we recommend sticking to plain white candles. You can easily dress them up with seasonal decor and use them all year.
Repurpose Grapevine Wreath
You can make an unremarkable staircase look grandiose just by wrapping a grapevine wreath around the banister. For Christmas, embellish it with twinkling lights, holly and red bows. During summer and spring, use flower garlands to bring freshness to your home. And lastly, for autumn, go with orange and other autumn-inspired ornaments.
Ribbons are one of the most affordable and handy accessories for home decorations. Around the holidays, you can use them to tie little bows on wreaths, fireplace, Christmas tree, and other areas. Later on, you can reuse these ribbons to take your gift wrapping to the next level. You can also use them as table napkin holders. There are plenty of ribbon styles and patterns available, pick options that match your home’s aesthetic.
Holiday decorations are fun, but packing and storing everything can be quite tedious. That’s why purchasing versatile decor is a great idea. With decorations that work all year long, you can also save a lot of storage space.