Wednesday, December 12, 2007

It's Not Too Late to Decorate your Home for the Holidays Like a Pro

It's less than two weeks until Christmas and you still haven't hung a single stocking? No worries. Take it from me, you've got plenty of time to whip up holiday spirit that even the Griswold's would envy!

  • Christmas Tree: Unless you've got kids this is not a must-have item but if you decide to go for it, you've got plenty of time to pick up a fresh one. Another option is to purchase a fake tree. This is a great alternative for the earth-conscious and it will last for years and years. Plus, next year you'll be better prepared. Some fake trees even come pre-decorated. Now that is a time-saver!

  • Wreaths: I could create a wreath in my sleep! This time of year my little elves and I are very busy making wreaths. If you have time this weekend, it's a great project to do as a family. I recommend you start with a premade round wreath (real or fake) to save time. Which ever you decide, get some pretty ribbon, lightweight ornaments or small framed pictures of your family, a hot glue gun and create! There is no right or wrong way to do this as long as it stays together.

  • Where to Focus: Front door, fireplace mantle, dining table and staircase. Incorporate Christmas greens, berries, juniper and holly throughout with ribbons, candles, vases and lights (I recommend you buy all new strings of lights each year and never plug more than five into one socket.)

  • Dress up a wall or table top with the holiday cards you've received and you're done!

That's it! Try one or all of these ideas this weekend and your holiday cheer meter should improve tremendously. And remember that just because it's almost Christmas, you'll keep your decor up through the New Year so you're really not that late. Happy holidays!

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1 comment: said...

Love the Chevy Chase photo...Great inspiration and information, as always. I do have a child, therefore, a tree is a must, at my house. Check out my blog, to hear about the adventures of "rigging up the lights." Merry Christmas to the best floral designer in LA, period.