Home for the Holidays

December 16, 2021

From the welcoming smell of a noble fir filtering through your home to the twinkling of ornaments from the tree, the holidays are an occasion that completely transforms a home from normal to spectacle.

Whether it be the spinning of the dreidel, the baking of gingerbread cookies, or caroling from door to door, the holidays are packed with events and family affairs. List upon lists of chores can pile up quicker than you can wrap presents and can bring surprising stress to a time hallmarked as wonderful. A hectic holiday schedule can make it difficult to carve out time to decorate your home.

Here are some tips to keep your home (and hearth) in tip-top shape and keep the festive decorating stress at bay.

1. Keep it Simple

Your holiday decorating doesn’t have to be over-the-top with blinding lights and Santa Claus in his sleigh jovially illuminating your roof. If you stick to holiday decorations that align with the festive color palette, that is half the battle. Whites, rich reds, and winter greens are perfect colors to spark mirth and merriment into your home.

2. The Green Thumb

A simple way to add charm and warmth into your home during the Holidays is to invest in greenery like Poinsettias, wreaths, and fresh leaf garlands decorated with berries and winter spirit. Nature brings vivid aromas and a personal touch, making your house feel more like a home.

3. Cozy Tidings

Making your home a cozy invitation to friends and relatives can be a difficult task. Switch your simple throw blankets and pillows for thick, chunky knits that are perfect for watching a holiday film under. The chunkier, the better!

4. Warm Welcome

A flickering fiery flame glints across timeless ornaments – the epitome of holiday cheer…

Flame sets the mood of your holiday hearth. Whether you have a fire roaring or candles burning, this hearty element is what ties festive décor together.

5. Smell the Holiday Blend

Your home should not only look like its ready for the holidays, but it should smell like it too! Put cinnamon, a sprig of rosemary, some cranberries and citrus slices in a pot and boil in water. Your house will smell like the Holidays before you know it.

These tips and tricks will prepare your house for welcoming guests in no time. Just as much as the holidays bring comfort, joy, and personality to a home, a Graham Hart home brings its homeowners an experience that feels like festivity and merriment year-round. We want you to feel the joy we experience crafting a new home every time you walk through your front door.

Learn more about how you can achieve you dream home – and decorate it – at Graham Hart Home Builder.