There’s nothing more enjoyable during the holiday season than walking into a beautifully decorated home. There are many ways you can decorate, and which direction you go will likely depend on what you already have tucked away.
Here are some holiday decorating tips that will give your Tulsa apartment home a cozy, welcoming feel, no matter what your style is:
Fresh greenery can liven up any tablescape, entryway or doorway. Whether you place sprigs in a vase, purchase a wreath, or you wrap a fireplace mantel in fresh fir, fresh greenery goes well with all types of decor styles. If you prefer a cottage type feel, there are special spray paints you can purchase to give you that clean white look.
A Holiday Color Pattern
Choosing two or three colors that go well together can instantly turn your space into a holiday showroom. Try red, white, and green, or blue and white for a winter theme. You don't have to use these colors exclusively, however, they should be the main focus on your tree, tablescapes, and throughout your apartment.
A Beautifully Lit Tree
Nothing lights up a room during the holiday season more than a beautifully lit tree. In general, a 6-foot tree will take 12 boxes of 50-strand lights, and an 8-foot tree will take 20 boxes of 50-strand lights. White lights always looks beautiful, however using to a holiday color pattern in your light choices can add some fun to your apartment. Not putting up a tree? You can still add the sparkle of lights by hanging them around doorways and mirrors or placing them on shelves or mantles.
Scents and Smells
Pine, cinnamon, vanilla, and other warm scents are a great way to make your home feel cozy during the holidays. You can use candles, room sprays, essential oils, or simmer up a pot of cinnamon sticks, cloves and orange pieces on the stove. Scent can envoke memories of past holidays and can be a great way to bring that holiday feel to your apartment.
Bringing Nature In
If you prefer a more natural feel, a winter scavenger hunt is in order. Head outside and look for branches of berries, greenery, large twigs, and pine cones. You can then create a nature scape using a vase or a large round bowl. Adding candles in the center can be a great way to bring a little warmth to your nature collection. Or sprinkle in some ornaments for added sparkle.
If you have some great holiday decorating tips, feel free to share them in the comments.