Turn Your Home into a Winter Wonderland
December 21, 2021
The clock is ticking and soon enough, your home will be filled with friends, family and lots of laughter. Before your driveway is full of cars and your spare bedrooms full of guests, we’ve put together a list at Elliott Homes to ensure that your home interior is at its best this holiday season.
Choose a color palette that works with your home
Before you officially decide on your decorations, you need to come up with a color palette. Sometimes, the best way to do this is to take a look at the decorations you already have in your main living areas and try to find a way to build off of it. Although the classic red and green Christmas color scheme never disappoints, sometimes it’s not always the best answer in your specific home.
Consistency is key for some families decorating around the holidays, and if that’s the case for you, sometimes picking two shades in the same color family (such as pink and red) is the way to go. If you want to find a way to go a more elegant route, looking for decorations centered around gold and silver or blue and white will surely turn your home into a chic winter wonderland that all of your guests will marvel at.
Elevate the coziness
Nothing says Christmas time more than a pile of cozy knit and fuzzy blankets scattered all around the house. Take advantage of this easy add-on wherever you can— fill up some mugs with hot chocolate and marshmallows, curl up on the couch with your loved ones for a Christmas movie marathon or set up a video of a crackling fire scene while you have a family game night. Whatever the activity, your family is sure to love the time spent together.
Bring the outdoors in
Adding in rustic elements to your Christmas decorations is always a huge hit, and there are a few easy ways that this can be achieved.
The kitchen table will undoubtedly be one of the most used seating areas in your home during the holiday season, so this is the perfect spot to add in some extra decor. Lay a strand of garland down the center of the table, add in some tall candles here and there and finish off the look with a few pinecones scattered throughout for a truly stunning centerpiece.
Sit back and enjoy
This time of year, it’s important to remember what the season is all about—giving back and spending time with your loved ones. If there are moments in the coming days when it seems as if you will never get your home ready for a holiday party or a family Christmas celebration—take a deep breath and remember that in the end—it’s the time spent with the ones you love that make the holiday as special as it is.At Elliott Homes, we hope you have an incredible holiday season this year, and once the parties are over and your guests have returned home—take a look at our communities in California and Arizona, and contact us online so we can help you find the perfect home to celebrate the holidays in for many years to come.