Simple Holiday Decorating Tips: How to Decorate for the Holidays

by Jane K on December 7, 2020

living room with christmas tree

Decorating your home for the holidays doesn’t have to be a complicated affair. In fact, there are plenty of simple holiday decorating ideas that won’t break the bank or require too much time for assembly or tear-down. In today’s blog, our in interior design experts discuss how to decorate for the holidays!

Simple Holiday Decorating Tip # 1: Turn Your Dining Room Hutch into a Holiday Display

Looking to bring some holiday cheer to your dining room? Try decorating your hutch for the holidays! Whether you’re decorating for Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or another winter holiday, there are plenty of ways to deck out your hutch with fun holiday décor. Need help getting started? Try choosing a theme and a color scheme.

Simple Holiday Decorating Tip # 2: Swap Out Throw Pillows & Bedding

One of our favorite holiday décor ideas involves swapping out your throw pillows for something a bit more festive. While there are plenty of holiday-themed throw pillows, you can also opt for holiday patterns and colors. Try reds, greens, and plaids for Christmas décor, blues, golds, and silvers for Hanukah décor, or red, black, and green for Kwanzaa décor. You can also switch out your bedding for something more seasonal. In fact, we love this luxurious winter bedding set, available for custom-order at a Star Furniture store near you.

Simple Holiday Decorating Tip #3: Hang String Lights Throughout Your Home

If you’re looking for simple decorating tips, it doesn’t get much simpler than string lights. Not only can they be used to celebrate any winter holiday, but they also look great in every room in the house. While white lights always look classy, you can also find colorful string lights that can make your home feel festive and fun. The best part? They give you lighting versatility during the darkest months of the year.

Simple Holiday Decorating Tip #4: Get Festive with Candles & Plants

While candles obviously align perfectly with Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, they also work great as Christmas décor. Not only do they add light to the room, but if you choose a scented candle, it can make your room smell like the holidays! Holiday plants can also be displayed as dining table centerpieces and shelf décor. While poinsettias work great for Christmas and Kwanzaa because of their bright red color, lilies are a traditional Hanukkah flower that look great in a white and blue arrangement.

Getting ready to decorate for the holidays? Check out our winter decorating tips and browse our huge selection of home décor. In the meantime, check out our interior design blog where we discuss everything from our luxurious bedding gift guide to how to coordinate furniture.

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