If you are moving before Christmas, you should get all of your ornaments, decor, and the tree separated from other stuff for easy access. You will probably want to decorate your new place as soon as you move in and clean. If your festive decoration is already packed, you will save some time. Wipe the boxes clean and make sure to label, so your movers handle them with extra care. When the move is done and you are settled down, unpack and clean your ornaments and get to the Christmas home decorating ideas. We suggest picking a theme after you are gone through all your Christmas stuff. It is going to be easier to choose what to keep in the box and what to put on.
How to start
When you decide on the theme, whether it’s based on a color combination or an overall vibe, the first thing you should do is get your tree out. If you are using a plastic tree, a good tip is to wash it in the shower before putting it up. It can be dusty and messy and you don’t want to inhale the dust. You don’t need chemicals, just wash it with lukewarm water and let it dry. You can choose a color-themed decor, do a vintage style Christmas, or a modern minimalist one, the sky is the limit. Do your tree first, and leave home decorating for later, to tie it all together. When you put up the tree first, you will set yourself in the right mood and you can get a lot of inspiration from the fully decorated Christmas tree.
DIY it for a personal touch
A huge number of Christmas home decorating ideas are simple to DIY, and affordable too. You can invest in some statement pieces. On the other hand, doing it yourself can be an interesting and fun family activity. One of the statement pieces is a centerpiece for the Christmas lunch/dinner table. Depending on your theme, you can use various things to make a centerpiece. The most common ideas are using Christmas tree branches, fake or real, pine cones, candles, and ornaments.
DIY project suggestion
Get one of those plastic display trays, these are mostly cheap and easy to work with. You can choose the shape and size according to taste and the size of your table. Reds are quite dominant in Christmas home decorating ideas, but you can choose whatever color you like. If you are a fan of a monochromatic look, get a plastic tray in the same color as the ornaments you intend on using for the centerpiece, and also the tree. Get a garland, some festive candles, or LED ones, and leftover tree ornaments. You can arrange these how you like. Our suggestion is to put candles in the middle, wrap the garland around, and use the ornaments to fill in the space. You can add some pine cones and whatever you like to it.
Small tips that go a long way
- Christmas home decorating ideas don’t have to be super complicated. Hanging a garland and some ornaments on your staircase railing creates the ‘ wow factor ‘ quite easily.
- Another simple touch-up is new prints for the photo frames. Download free Christmas-themed prints or get cheaper ones online. You can use photos from previous Christmases and display them all over the house for easy and sentimental festive decor.
- Fairy and LED lights are affordable and bring coziness and warmth to the place. If you don’t like multiple colored ones, try using warm white for a cozy effect, and cold white light for an icy wintery vibe.
- Having a fireplace is great, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry. There are tons of videos online of wood slowly burning in the fireplace followed by sound effects. All you need is a smart TV and two clicks.
When it comes to Christmas home decorating ideas, there are no rules. Do whatever you like, play with colors, textures, and shapes. You don’t even have to have a traditional tree, you can make one out of various things, such as books for example. Stack them up and create a shape of a tree and decorate them as you like. Also, there’s nothing wrong with reusing last year’s decoration, especially if you have to move before the holidays and you are exhausted. Holidays tend to be busy for a lot of people.