A Merry and Bright Home for the Holidays

Life can be hectic and sometimes the holidays just creep up on you. It’s less than two weeks until Christmas Day and you have zilch decor to show for it. If that sounds like you, have no fear. We’ve compiled this fun guide with vibrant color schemes to help you decorate quickly and easily so you can enjoy the rest of the season.

Deck the Doors


Start with first impressions - the front door. From pine cones and bells to feathers and bows, wreaths are an easy way to add a festive touch to any home. They don’t even need to have a traditional look if you prefer something different. Fragrant greenery with ornaments and ribbon, or festive cinnamon, pinecones and fruit make a grand entrance.

Design the Dining


Add a bit of holiday pizazz to the dining room since you’re sure to spend at least some time at the table. From dishes, napkins, glassware and candles to chair wraps, ribbon and centerpieces of ornaments, greenery and fruit, there are plenty of ways to accent the space with holiday cheer.

Liven Up the Living


The center of the action, the living room, is where you’ll most likely spend most of your time with friends and family. As such, you want it to stand out and feel Christmasy, right? You’re no Grinch. So highlight the season with throws and pillows, knickknacks and even curtains in your color scheme!

Makeover the Mantel


Work some holiday magic and transform your mantel into a focal point that Santa himself would be impressed with! Take a natural approach with greenery, pinecones and fruit, or create some shine with ornaments, lights, stockings and more.

Trim the Tree


Last but certainly not least is sprucing up the Christmas tree. Think ribbons, ornaments and twinkling lights, or berries, dried fruits and flowers for a more organic look and feel. You could even color coordinate the gifts under the tree!

sources: Centsational Style (https://centsationalstyle.com/), Ese Home Decor (https://esehomedecor.com/), Better Homes and Gardens (https://www.bhg.com/), Citrine Living (https://citrineliving.com/), The Dedicated House (http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/), Dea Vita (https://deavita.com/), Good Housekeeping (https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/), Southern Living (https://southernhospitalityblog.com/) and Rhiannon Lawson Home (https://www.rhiannonlawsonblog.com/)