Holiday Decorating 101: How to Deck Your Walls
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the thought of decorating your home for the holidays? Don’t worry – decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be a daunting task! With a few simple tips and tricks, you can transform your home into a winter wonderland in no time.
Interestingly enough, one piece of prime real estate that is often overlooked are the walls. The vast spaces make it ideal to spread even more cheer through how we decorate them.
Read on to learn more about how to make your home and walls festive and inviting this holiday season. We’ll share some tips and ideas for how to deck your walls with holiday cheer.
From garlands and wreaths to string lights and wire covers for walls, there are endless possibilities for how you can decorate your space. Let’s look into a few of them now.
Simple Ways to Deck Your Walls For the Holidays
The first method we’ll be talking about takes into consideration something that is already present in our homes, namely our wires. Whether it be wall-mounted televisions, electric fans, or air conditioning units just to name a few, they leave our walls crawling with wires.
Many people consider these wires as nuisances when decorating for the holidays. However, these are actually a great opportunity with the right accessorizing and decorating spirit.
Cover up those wires with wire covers. That instantly takes care of the often considered unsightly nature of the wires.
Afterwards, design the wire covers themselves. A few ideas include red and white stickers all across the wire covers, making them look like candy canes, painting holiday-themed colors, and one can even get creative using a little glitter.
The result is a beautiful themed background that stands as a backdrop for the holiday spirit.
Hang a Garland
A garland is a great way to cover up space on your wall and decorate it at the same time. There are so many different types of garlands that you can choose from based on the space you want to decorate, the length you want your decoration to be, and your budget.
If you’re looking for a garland that is budget-friendly, plastic Christmas garlands are your answer. They can be found in most stores, discount or not, and can easily be hung up with the help of a hammer and nails.
If you want to hang a more ornate garland, made out of natural materials like pine, or synthetic materials like polyvinyl chloride (PVC), then you will have to pay a little more.
These garlands come with beautiful detailing and are perfect for hanging in front of windows to add some Christmas spirit to the street view.
Drape a Wreath
Adding a festive wreath to the front door is one of the go-to holiday traditions. It’s the first thing that visitors see when they arrive at your home. It sets the tone for the holiday welcome. Plus, it’s a great way to add some color and detail to your front door.
There are several types of wreaths you can choose from. The classic Christmas wreath is made up of a circle of branches hung with Christmas ornaments. There are also fir wreaths, which may or may not have berries; and rosette wreaths, which are made up of branches with curled ends.
No matter which type of wreath you choose to hang on your door, it’s sure to make your house instantly welcoming for guests and residents that pass by.
If you want to go the natural material route for your garland or wreath, try decorating ash, oak, or maple branches with ribbon, yarn, or even Christmas ornaments. Leave the branches in their natural color or paint them for a more decorative look.
Decorate Artificial Plants
Artificial plants are a great way to add some color to your home without having to take up too much space. They’re perfect for putting on a table, bookshelf, or hanging on the wall. Depending on the style of your home, you can go for a more natural look or one that’s more abstract.
When decorating your house with artificial plants, you don’t have to worry about keeping a green thumb; these plants don’t need water or care. Stick them anywhere you want some holiday cheer!
Decorate Wooden Items
Wooden items are a great way to add warmth and character to your house during the holidays. You can either paint them or cover them in ribbon or yarn to give them a new look.
Some items you could decorate include a ladder, bookcases up against walls, or even cabinets. To make a row of cabinets look more festive, stack two on top of each other and decorate the bottom one while leaving the other one plain. It will serve as a contrast to the decorated cabinet next to it.
Use Ribbon or Greenery to Decorate the Mantle or Walls
A simple way to dress up a mantle or wall is by hanging garland or ribbon. You can use any type of ribbon or even yarn if you like. Just wrap it around the surface you want to decorate and then tie it in a knot or bow to finish the look. This project is totally customizable depending on the height of your walls and the length of ribbon you have.
If you want to go beyond ribbon, use greenery (from a garden or store-bought) to create an accent on your wall or mantle. You can string bulbs inside the greenery for a festive glow at night.
Bookshelf decorating doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, you can simply place Christmas books inside them or other colorful books or objects that go with the theme of your room. To make your bookshelves even more festive, stack two of them together and hang Christmas ball ornaments between each pair of books.
If you have an open bookshelf that runs along the length of a wall, you can drape Christmas ribbon across it to create a bookcover effect. Alternatively, you can simply hang Christmas stockings on the shelves.
Halls to Walls Holiday Cheer
In conclusion, decorating your home for the holidays can be an enjoyable and meaningful experience for the whole family. By following a few simple tips, you can make your home look festive and inviting in no time.
If you’d like to take things a step further, one of the best ways to do it is to remove clutter. The various wires found around the house can take away a lot from the holiday spirit. Easily take care of them by introducing several cable management products to help cover them up.
Whether you like to go all-out for the holidays or prefer a more subtle approach, with a little creativity and some basic supplies, your house can be transformed into a cozy winter retreat.