Ways to Cozy Up Your Home For The Holidays
Are you ready to invite the holidays into your home? It’s the perfect time to explore your inner interior designer and embrace everything the season offers through uplifting holiday interior design. So grab a cup of hot chocolate, cozy up by the fire and get inspired to deck the halls of your new home. Here are fun and easy ways to capture the season, set the mood and invite the holiday spirit into your family’s home.
Set the Mood
Set the mood with some tunes – it’s an easy and effective step toward a cozy Christmas house! Our High Performance Home features include home automation, making it even easier to set the scene and live in your element. All you need is your voice to turn up the heat, dim the lights and put on one of our Sounds of Home playlists – our Holiday Cheer playlist is sure to get you in a festive mood!
Decorating Your Home for the Holidays
Add Throws and Pillows
Whether you’re curling up for movie night or you need an extra layer of warmth on a cold evening, throw blankets are essential to keep around. Swap out your lightweight cotton throws and pillows for thicker textures like chunky knits, faux fur or velvet plush for a cozy touch to your holiday interior design.
Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas
Fragrance plays an integral part in the season. Scented candles are a classic way to dial up the warm and comforting ambiance of your holiday interior design. There is an abundance of candles with holiday aromas, from falling leaves and wood fires to chestnut and apple cinnamon. If you have an artificial Christmas tree and are missing out on the smell of fresh-cut pine, consider getting a Christmas tree–scented candle to fill your home with a refreshing aroma. It’s the perfect way to craft a cozy Christmas house! You can also skip the candles and opt for DIY holiday potpourri. Simmer your favorite scent to make your home warm and comfy on a chilly weekend.
For an easy, holiday potpourri that can simmer on the stove all day long, add cranberries, cinnamon sticks, fresh pine, vanilla bean, tangerines, pomegranate juice and water in a medium-sized saucepan. Let it simmer for four hours, cool overnight and simmer it again the next day.
Invite Greenery Inside
Plants and flowers are forever entwined in holiday interior design. From mistletoe and poinsettias to wreaths and garlands, these classic plants are a surefire way to bring the holiday spirit into your home. Potted plants on your front porch can also add dramatic fall color and impact, with the blue spruce making a standout choice for container gardening.
Find Your Color Scheme
A red and green color palette is a classic holiday color combination – and an easy way to achieve a cozy Christmas house – but there are so many beautiful and festive ways to use color when you’re decking the halls of your home. Iridescent shades of sparkling silver, gold and champagne are inspiring holiday color schemes that are perfect for Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve.
Set the Tone with a Centerpiece
Sometimes, a centerpiece is all you need to transform a dull room into something a bit more festive for the holidays. And if you’re hosting a holiday party this year, there’s no better way to showcase your style than through simple holiday interior design. Bring your guests together around a Christmas table centerpiece that incorporates nature with a full harvest of squash, gourds, pinecones and seasonal leaves. These natural decor pieces are low maintenance and will last the entire holiday season. For extra flair, add in a colorful mix of fruit, such as apples, pomegranates and cranberries.
Warm Up Your Home with Lighting
The best Christmas lights can add cheer and brighten your holiday. Some Christmas lights are eco-friendly and solar powered, while others have battery packs so you don’t have to worry about hiding extension cords.
Take the lights out to your terrace. You could even consider collaborating with a neighbor for a house-to-house string of lights. Situate lighted garlands around your showcased dishes or place a lit garland runner in the center of your table to brighten your dinner or hors d’oeuvre spread – it’s an inspired way to bring those cozy Christmas house vibes to a cherished family setting. Utilize your space by adorning the staircase too. Line the stairs with lanterns to help guide your way to a magical holiday season.
One thing’s for sure when you’re browsing Christmas lights – you should use LED lights this holiday season. They’re more affordable, energy efficient and longer lasting.
Switch Up Your Wall Art
Swap out your current wall decor for affordable holiday art that displays seasonal colors and subject matters. New artwork is a perfect finishing touch for your cozy holiday home.
You don’t have to go all out and completely redecorate your home over the holidays. One tip on how to make your living room cozy is as simple as switching out a few of your regular home accents with warmer, softer decor.
Don’t forget to browse our Pinterest page – it’s the perfect place for decor inspiration year-round so you can craft spaces to help you live in your element. To keep up to date on all the latest news and updates from Landsea Homes, like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.
Thank You for Your Continuous Support
As the year draws to a close, we want to thank you for choosing Landsea Homes as your place to call home. The entire Landsea Homes team wishes you and your family a happy and joyful holiday season!
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