There’s no place like home for the holidays—so make it somewhere worth celebrating! Whether you’ve just moved in or are looking for new ways to spice up your traditional decorating scheme, there are a few ways to make sure your home gets in the spirit this Christmas.
Any home has the foundation for decorative excellence. Start with the inside and play up the unique parts of your own home: dramatic archways look great adorned with a few yards of garland, and you can take advantage of high ceilings by putting a classically tall tree right underneath.
When it comes to the front yard, some of us may find ourselves quietly competing with neighbors’ decorations, while others don’t know where to start. But no matter your level of expertise, you can’t go wrong with a unified light scheme. Warm lights with warm or colorful burbs with colorful, lights around windows, balconies, or the garage door instantly make any home more inviting during the holidays. And feel free to throw in a few inflatable snowmen or smiling reindeer on your lawn, too (tackiness at Christmas is guilt-free!). Rudolph may be a little warm in the Florida heat, but your neighbors will thank you for instilling a sense of holiday spirit in the neighborhood.