Tips for Decorating Your Home for the Holidays

November 18th, 2015 Paul Dekker

decorating  your living room for Christmas
As December approaches and the holiday season draws near, it is time to start thinking about how you will decorate your home. Whether you prefer traditional decorations of bold red and evergreen, or more modern décor in shades of snowy white and glittering gold, it is important to arrange your furniture to highlight these Christmastime accessories.

Create an Open Living Room

When it comes to decorating for the holidays, most families choose to focus their efforts on the public areas of the home, like the living room and dining room. These areas will be inhabited by guests during holiday parties and by family on Christmas day. Especially in the living room, there is usually some rearranging to do to accommodate the Christmas tree and the piles of presents that will be placed beneath it. As you move around furniture this season, we recommend creating an open floor plan to give your guests plenty of room to mingle and your children space to play with their new toys on Christmas morning.
Incorporate your furniture into the holiday décor, hanging garland and lights across the fireplace, or placing a cozy blanket and festive pillows on the couch. Especially for parties, consider removing extra furniture like ottomans and chairs to ensure your guests have plenty of space. If you already have a well accessorized room you should consider putting some of those items away to make room for more seasonal decorations to keep the area from becoming too cluttered. Also remember to leave a couple feet of empty space on all sides of the tree to prevent any accidents.

Highlight the Stairs

Take your decorating to new heights this holiday season by paying special attention to your banister. For families that don’t have a fireplace, another great location for stockings is in a row down your railing. Wrapped in garland and accented in ribbon or glass ball ornaments, your staircase will wow your guests.
Looking for a place to display the holiday greeting cards you have received? Run a strand of ribbon down the length of your banister and a handful of festive clothespins on hang, hanging up new cards as they arrive in the mail.

Think Cohesive

No matter how you decorate your home this season, the most important thing to remember is to create a cohesive design throughout. Move furniture around to accommodate your tree and to ensure guests have room to celebrate the season with you. Whether you love traditional decorations or those with a modern flair, stick with one style and color scheme to create an attractive display that flows from room to room.
No matter what room of your home you are looking to update this holiday season, visit Conway Furniture for quality products and expert advice. Start your search by browsing our online catalog and using our room planner to map out your floor plan, and then visit us at 5663 Line 86 in Listowel, Ontario to make your final selection. We look forward to seeing you here!

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