The holiday season has officially arrived, and if you recently bought a new house, you may feel excited to start decorating. Decorating for the holidays can be exciting in itself, but when you decorate your new home for the first time, it can make the experience much more enjoyable as you try to figure out where to place all your favorite decorations. In today’s post, we will give you a few decorating tips to help you make your new home festive.

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Make Your Home Smell Festive

The best holiday decorations involve all five senses, so what better way to make your home feel cozy and festive than by making it smell like the holidays? The holidays smell different to everyone. For some people, they think of bright pine scents when they think of the holidays, while others may think of warm cookies baking in the oven. Deciding how to make your home smell is completely up to you, and there are a couple ways to do it. Consider buying holiday scented candles that you can light around your home, or if you want to get a little more crafty, you can simmer a DIY potpourri on the stove. All you have to do is put orange slices, cloves, and some cinnamon in a pot with some water and let it simmer. Before you know it, your home will smell festive and warm.

Bring Nature Inside

A great way to make your home feel festive, or even to make it feel like a winter wonderland, is to bring nature inside your home. If you and your family celebrate Christmas, you can buy a Christmas tree that you set up in the corner of the room. Another option is to decorate your home with garlands and wreaths! Pine is a dominant theme when it comes to holiday decor, but you can also bring nature inside by adding winter plants or pinecones to your decor to give it a rustic, nature feel.

Less Is More

It can be extremely easy to go overboard on holiday decorations, especially when you’re excited to decorate your new home. However, too many decorations can be overwhelming and take away from the charm. Instead, try thinking about your holiday decorations in terms of less being more. Instead of covering every surface with holiday knick-knacks, consider placing one or two around the room. Another idea is to use minimalist garlands with just a few pinecones and berries on your front door and windows, as opposed to over-the-top garlands draped with pinecones, berries, flowers, and fake snow.

Don’t Forget the Outside

During the holidays, there’s a good chance that you will spend most of your time indoors, which is why you want to spend most of your time decorating the inside of your home. That being said, you shouldn’t neglect the outside of your home. While you may not be able to decorate the outside of your home quite as much as the inside, there are still a few things you can do to ensure that your house is a festive spectacle for all the neighbors to enjoy. At the very least, you can hang a wreath on your door, but don’t be afraid to add lights to your roof and shrubbery, as well as a few lawn decorations if you feel like going above and beyond.

Have Fun

Regardless of how you choose to decorate the inside and outside of your home, it’s important to remember that decorating should be fun! Decking the halls for the holidays shouldn’t be a chore that you dread. Instead, it should be an opportunity to get the whole family involved and incorporate all your favorite traditions. Additionally, don’t be afraid to make decorating your home sentimental. Consider adding family heirlooms that remind you of the holidays, or make it a tradition to create your own decorations that you can save and use for the next few years.

Come Home for the Holidays With A New Dawn Realty

There’s nothing better than decorating your home for the holidays, and if you’re looking for a new house or you would like to start a new chapter and sell your current home, our team at A New Dawn Realty is more than happy to help. Learn more about our services by exploring our website, and don’t forget to check out our real estate listings for residential properties in Stokesdale and the surrounding areas. Ready to get started? Contact our team today.

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