Just about everyone decorates the usual spaces in their homes for the holidays — the fireplace mantle, the tree in the living room, the dining room table. But, what if you let the holiday season burst forth in every room of your house? These unexpected decorating tips can help personalize your entire home for Christmas, Hanukkah, winter, or any other festive occasion during this jubilant season.
In the lane, snow is glistening.
The moment you open the front door to welcome family and friends, they’ll feel like they’re entering a winter wonderland. Suspended snowflake ornaments from above appear to be falling from the sky. The oversized mirror provides a perfect backdrop to reflect the snowflakes and the natural and twinkling lights. The greenery and deer statue make it feel like a scene right out of the snow-covered woods. (And your real animals might enjoy it, too!)
Hanukkah is the festival of lights.
One of the favorite gathering places in any home is the kitchen, so why not add holiday décor there as well? This kitchen makes use of the mantle and built-in shelves to celebrate the season of Hanukkah with the family’s collection of menoras. The one in the middle is practical, too, and ready for the candles to be lit each night.
Deck the halls with boughs of holly.
We couldn’t resist this classic, traditional dining room that evokes the spirit of Christmas from floor to ceiling, and wall to wall. From the evergreen boughs and ribbon to the ornaments and candles and the chandeliers to the custom Christmas scene on the chair cushions — all you need is the roast turkey, figgy pudding, and wassail for the most festive holiday dinner, ever!
Visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.
When your guests retire for the evening, welcome them into a cozy, wintery-themed bedroom. Choose natural branches, a pinecone wreath, and warm, flannel bedding to help weary travelers feel right at home. A simple strand of white lights by the window adds to the holiday ambiance.
There’s no place like home for the holidays.
Who wouldn’t want to wake up to this lovely bathroom while you’re home for the holidays? Family and friends will be surprised to find that you’ve left no room untouched with holiday magic, including the washroom. Hang a red towel, add a holly and evergreen bough over the mirror, and some shiny ornaments in a vase to transform the powder room into a lavish lavatory with just as much holiday spirit as the rest of the house.