Outer Banks Real Estate November 30, 2023

Holiday Decorating Tips & Ideas

Home holiday decorating tips and ideas

We love decorating for the holiday season! If you are looking for some new ways to decorate or just repurpose what you already have-we have gathered a list of ideas, and tips from an expert, to help you transform your home into a winter wonderland.

Holiday Decorating Ideas

Kitchen Decor
Decorate the heart of your home. Transform your kitchen around the holidays by hanging wreaths over the cabinet doors, and lining the top of cabinets with greenery or garland. Kitchen windows and vent hoods also make great spots to display wreaths and garland.

Dining Room 
Another opportunity for creating a festive holiday design style in your home is in your dining area. Add small wreaths to the backs of dining chairs or simply drape a seasonal throw for a more cozy feel. For the table, add some greenery, colorful candles or other fun smaller holiday decorations you may have.

Organic Touches
Go au naturel. No matter where you live, nature’s bounty is all around, and adding some aspects from what lives outside your home can create an organic flair to your holiday décor. For a more coastal feel, grab some seashells, colorful seaglass or dried pampass grass. If you don’t have access to these wonderful beach items, consider dried fruit, dried florals or even pines cones added to your wreaths and tablescapes. The results are seasonally appropriate and endlessly sophisticated.

Tips From An Expert
“One of my favorite ways to snuggle up to the holiday season is with timers on lights.  Since it’s dark before we can blink, having your home aglow with preset candle lights and Christmas lights when you get home sets the tone for warm and cozy holiday vibes.  Candles and string lights with timers are easy to find nowadays.  I also love using sprigs of plants and trees from my garden that I spray with a can of gold or silver paint to use in arrangements in holiday vases or as picks in the Christmas tree or garland.  It adds unique texture and bling that you can’t buy off the shelf!”- Tiffany Day, Outer Banks Interior Designer with Tiffany Day Designs.

Front Entrance Transformation
Adding a gorgeous wreath on the front door is a lovely and timeless option but why stop there?
Consider incorporating more unique items to your front entrance. Vintage furniture draped with garland or even a wooden sled, are beautiful additions to any Christmas display. As an alternative to a front door wreath, stuff a decorative stocking with fresh greenery to hang on your door. To add some color, grab those empty cardboard boxes, wrap with your leftover gift wrap, and display as pretty porch gifts. Be sure to stack by a well-sheltered front door out of the elements!

Happy Holidays from the Coldwell Banker Seaside Realty Team!