If you’ve got guests coming for the fall or winter holidays, you’re already thinking about making sure your home creates just the right ambiance to set the tone for holiday fun. Even if only immediate family will be there, making your home look special is a part of every holiday celebration.
These 6 tips will help you make sure that your home is beautiful and inviting this holiday season, while still leaving you plenty of time and money for holiday shopping.
1. Spruce up a Room with these Stylish No-Sew Curtains
Sometimes all it takes to bring new life into a dull room is an important accent such as curtains. These no-sew horizontal-stripe curtains are easy to make, and a quick way to transform your living room or family room.
Because you won’t be investing a lot of time or money, you can even choose fall colors or a holiday-specific theme for your curtains and just use them for the season.
2. Homemade Pumpkin Spice Candles
As a bonus, their heavenly scent will bring an extra-warm glow to your home. Check out the video above to see how to make these lovely candles.
3. Gorgeous Holiday Room Makeovers
Sometimes a room needs more help than new curtains can give. In that case, a makeover might be the way to go. This article has tips for transforming 4 different rooms, including your kitchen or bathroom, which will see a lot of action over the holidays.
Ready to get started? Check out these 5 little tricks to jump start your next DIY project.
Looking for a professional? Be sure to read this article on protecting yourself if you decide to work with a contractor.
4. Awesome Holiday Upcycling Ideas
Up-cycling is a wonderful way to create unique holiday décor that expresses your personality, without costing a fortune. You can use the leftover mason jars from canning your garden harvest to create beautiful lighting or table decorations for Thanksgiving or Christmas (see photo above).
This article is full of upcycling ideas, from beautiful lamp shades, to homemade potpourri dishes and other accents, and even unique up-cycled bookshelves if your home is in need of a little more storage space to de-clutter before the holidays.
5. Add Life to your Décor with the Right Houseplants
Plants are a beautiful addition to your home’s décor, because they add a living element as well as purify the air or even supply fresh herbs for your holiday table. But there are so many houseplants out there, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which ones are right for you.
This article breaks down some of the best houseplants into categories: plants that are extra-good at cleansing the air, low-maintenance plants for busy families, plants with beautiful blooms, plants with striking foliage, and edible plants to add fresh flavors to your cooking. Now it’s a cinch to choose the right houseplant to suit your needs, and spruce up your home for the holidays!
6. Get your Bathroom Holiday-Ready the Simple Way with Wet & Forget Shower
One of the things at the top of your holiday to-do list is making sure your home is spic-and-span before your guests arrive. Wet & Forget Shower is here to help!
Wet & Forget Shower does all the heavy lifting when it comes to cleaning your shower. Wet & Forget Shower lets you break free from scrubbing; to keep your shower sparkling, just spray once a week!
Wet & Forget Shower will help you get your bathroom clean and shining for your holiday guests, and still leave you with plenty of time and energy for holiday shopping, baking, and parties. You deserve it!* Click here to learn more.
Photos courtesy of HeyPaulStudios
*As with any shower cleaner, test Wet & Forget Shower on an inconspicuous area before using it for the first time. Do not use Wet & Forget shower on natural marble.