Do you wake up from your Thanksgiving carb coma and start pulling boxes out of decorations out of your attic? Or maybe Christmas decorating begins a little earlier, like right after the kids walk away from your house with their Halloween treats?
Whenever you decide to decorate, take a fresh approach when you know your holiday style. You may have red and green stockings hung by your chimney with care or a Griswold-worthy display populating your front lawn, but there’s always room for something more.
Classic Holiday Style
You mix family heirloom ornaments with traditional favorites and you gather the family to watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Christmas Eve. Your mantel is decorated with evergreen garland and your entryway is filled with red poinsettias. You have a Classic holiday style.
Classicists like live trees, available in The Home Depot Garden Center the last week of November, but if you’re looking for a stunning artificial tree, consider Martha Stewart Living’s Emperor Fir artificial Christmas tree. This 7.5 foot tree features 10,000 warm white lights. Learn all about selecting the right artificial tree for your home.
Decorate your classic tree with ornament collections like Christmas Morning and Pepperberry Lane. Hang an evergreen kissing ball by your entryway, either live or artificial, for a new tradition in your classic style.
Whimsical Holiday Style
If you describe the Christmas season as your chance to be a kid again, then Whimsical is you to a “C,” (for Christmas). Playful elements like inflatables and decorations like lollipop lights turn your home into a Winter Wonderland for the young and the young at heart.
All of your childhood favorite cartoon characters are represented in outside yard decor – Snoopy and Woodstock, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Yukon Cornelius, and iconic snowmen. Bring the whimsical spirit to your front lawn when you flip the switch on Christmas inflatables like Chewbacca and Hello Kitty, or even Santa atop an elephant.
When it is time to decorate the tree, take a 180 degree spin when you begin with an upside down tree.
All That Glitters
If you can’t resist shiny things, then you bring bling to the holidays with glittery, sparkly style. Martha Stewart Living’s Sparkling Pine collection, above, adds a frosty cheer to your space. Glittery decor can be flocked, frosted, snowy or mercury, for a twinkling tree-lit glow.
It’s a glittery, shimmery show when you add a Christmas light projector to your outdoor decor. The projector displays swirls of light, and images of snowmen and candy canes and even Star Wars characters.