5 Tips to Turn Your Home Into a Christmas Wonderland

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Christmas is right around the corner, and we can’t wait! If you’re like us, you’re eager to create a magical Christmas wonderland that your family will remember for years to come. Well, we have some easy tips that will help you do exactly that!

1. The Tree

The tree is, of course, first on our list. Real or artificial, a pine tree is one of the most traditional centerpieces for a Christmas celebration. If you want to keep the holiday spirit alive for many years to come, you should switch up the decor every year. Using rustic, earthy hues to deck your tree can help you stay on trend.

Farmhouse Christmas ideas have seen a 400% increase in search volume over the previous five years, per Google Trends. In this context, "snow" refers to pine cones and frosted tinsel. You can also use natural wood tones, natural whites, blacks, and blues, and other neutral hues.

2. The Scent

Your home should have that "Christmassy" smell by now, but if it doesn’t, that’s okay! You can get your home smelling wonderful simply by slicing some oranges, gathering some cranberries, some rosemary or pine branches, some cinnamon sticks, and a vanilla bean, and simmering them in a pot. The best part is that you can put it all in a pot, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Let it simmer for 45 minutes to bring out the holiday cheer.

3. The Wreath

Let's use those farmhouse neutrals for more than just the holiday season. Adding freshness and cohesion to your home's aesthetic can be as simple as hanging a few wreaths made from lush greenery in strategic locations. What's so great about this pattern, anyway? It's subtle enough to be used as decoration throughout your home.

4. The Lights

Even if you only use your Christmas lights on the tree, you may create a fantastic atmosphere by placing them on other, less expected surfaces around the house.

Everyone will love the enchanted glow created by stringing fairy lights around the tops of bookcases, credenzas, and vases already in your home. For less than twenty dollars, you can light up a hallway with lights that make it feel like a beautiful winter wonderland.

A simple trip to the hardware store will yield inexpensive string lights.

5. The Memories

Fill your home with classic accessories that will always be in style. Protect your ornaments from curious hands and add a touch of class by placing a glass cloche over, say, a little tree. The smallest details are what set a room apart and make it feel nostalgic and true to the spirit of Christmas.

Put those mason jars to good use instead of those pricey glass cloches! The addition of various-sized white lights to a mantle of fake snow can transform any room into a wintry wonderland.

It's easier than ever to get in the holiday mood. As soon as you start thinking about how to decorate, you might find it difficult to stop! Your tree and mantel are good places to begin if you're feeling overwhelmed. Enjoy letting your imagination lead you as you play with different colors, materials, and decorations to make the winter scene of your dreams.

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