With Christmas just around the corner, it’s easy to get lost in all the holiday shopping and gift-giving obligations. Don’t forget that Christmas is also an opportunity to reconnect, celebrate your relationships and be grateful for your blessings. Redecorating your home is just the first step to feeling the true Christmas spirit, and here’s how to do that.

Create a Warm and Cozy Environment

For many, the Christmas season marks the beginning of winter and with it the desire to spend more time indoors. Take this time to relax, celebrate and encourage snuggling sessions with family and friends to reminisce about events past. Be sure to add thick throws and extra pillows on sofas and beds. 

Of course, what’s Christmas without a fabulous fireplace? Adorn your mantel with Christmas-themed décor or better yet, have your whole fireplace refreshed by the professionals at Ava’s Attic.

Keep It Bright

With nights getting longer, there isn’t much natural light to rely on. Prevent that winter gloom from rubbing off on you by splurging on some extra lighting. Invest in some pendant lights, sconces, lamp posts, and add fairy lights in strategic places. 

Be Generous with Your Décor

Christmas decorating doesn’t start and end with the tree. There are plenty of spaces and corners to showcase those ornaments, including your doorways, windows, fireplace mantel, and dining table. They don’t have to be complicated either. You only need to fill some bowls with pine cones and Christmas balls and bring out some holiday-specific dinnerware for a much bigger impact.

Case in point, this Retired Fitz and Floyd place setting will transform your dining area into a real Christmas tablescape.

Think Outside the Box

Christmas decorating wouldn’t be complete without some garlands, but they don’t always have to look the same each year. This 2020, instead of opting for the traditional pine and balsam, consider adorning your garlands with dried citrus fruits, mittens, popcorn or other non-traditional materials for a nice change.

Make it Smell Like Christmas

There’s something splendid about the Christmas aroma. The smell of roasted chestnuts, fig and pine needles create a festive mood. You can make your home smell like Christmas by making your own potpourri using seasonal scents like pine, fir, cranberry, and cinnamon. When putting up your Christmas tree, consider using real pine instead of an artificial tree. You can also bake some gingerbread cookies.

If you don’t have the time, an easier alternative is to light a Christmas candle. You can get this Victorian Christmas candle by Milkhouse Candle Co. from Ava’s Attic.

Rethink Your Color Palette

We’re so used to seeing red, gold and green during Christmas that this color scheme can begin to feel old. This year, consider a new combination like simple neutrals.

We just got these beautiful RH Swivel Chairs in November, check them out today to add a touch of luxury to your home this season.

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