Season’s greetings! Social media is flooding with holiday decor and Christmas gift guides, which means that the holiday season has officially arrived! All that’s left to do is put the final touches on our homes. And, when it comes to holiday decor, every home has a unique point of view!
Decorating the home for the holiday’s requires careful and timely planning. You want to save money, maximize all your resources and make it a fun activity for your whole family to enjoy. But most importantly, your home should instill the spirit of the season and set the vibe for a heartwarming and happy celebration.
To make life a little easier in the midst of the craziness of this holiday season, we’ve rounded up our favorite festive trends & tips to keep in mind when decorating your home for the holidays.
1. Decorate with Festive Throw Pillows
When it comes to holiday decorating, adding seasonal throw pillows is the easiest way to bring texture and color into a space. Whether it’s infusing pops of color with bright pillows or switching out your summer throw pillows for holiday-themed ones, decorative throw pillows are one of our favorite ways to get in the holiday spirit.
SC Home Holiday Finds: We have you covered when it comes to decorating with throw pillows. Whether you are looking for something neutral, bright, or something in between our selection of decorative pillows and Wendy Jane by Gabby performance pillows are sure to brighten up your home for the holidays!
2. Candle Charm – Wonderful Holiday Scented Candles
Light up any holiday gathering with an arrangement of pretty candles. Add a few embellishments such as red berries or greenery for a festive vignette. Simple white pillars of varying heights can make an impressive and inexpensive display for the holidays. Illuminate your table with a layered look that has the added bonus of giving off a wonderful holiday fragrance.
SC Home Holiday Finds: A customer favorite, our SC Home branded candles come in a wide variety of scents and sizes. These candles are ideal for displaying on a kitchen counter, mantel or sideboard and also makes a great hostess gift.
3. Create an Evergreen Home
If your tastes lean toward clean lines & contemporary decor, consider the subtle addition of fresh and fragrant greenery. Tie springs of sweet rosemary to cloth dinner napkins, place an air-freshening arrangement of eucalyptus in the guest bathroom, place packages wrapped in naturals around the home and frame the foyer mirror with boughs of blue spruce and bright crimson berries. Before sitting down to a holiday meal, sprinkle a handful of pine needles over the table, then top with vanilla candles for a deliciously fragrant dining experience. To learn more about different ways to use greenery in the home, check out our step-by-step guide for creating the perfect holiday centerpiece.
SC Home Holiday Finds: At SC Home we sell a wide variety of greenery to help spruce up your space. From faux wreaths and garland to full Christmas trees – these are perfect for adding seasonal greenery indoors and out. Whether displayed as is or decorated with ornaments and dried botanicals, it imparts a refreshing evergreen aroma that’s well-suited to the holiday season.
4. Raise the Bar – Deck Out your Bar Cart for the Holidays
From family dinners to holiday parties, it is always a good idea to have a stocked bar ready for the holidays. With a bit of planning, a trip to your local liquor store, and a few simple holiday decorations, you can create a beautiful way to serve your guests during the holiday season. After adding the bar cart essentials, like liquor, glasses, and barware, it is time to pull in the holiday decor! With the help of Martha Stewart’s blog, we are staring 3 holiday bar cart ideas to consider:
- Bring in Fresh Greenery – Hang a wreath off the front of your bar cart to add some dimension and color
- Decorate with Metallic Accents – Fill a small bowl with ornaments, adding sparkle & shine!
- Add Beautiful Books – On the bottom tier of your bar cart, consider adding a couple of cocktail recipe books or other books you love for both decoration and function.
SC Home Holiday Finds: Our unique geo-stone coasters add the perfect touch to a bar cart. Great for both casual and more formal gatherings, these bar cart essentials protect tabletops and other surfaces from scratches and condensation.
5. Texturize Your Tree
Make your Christmas tree the centerpiece of your home this holiday season to evoke memories for years to come. No matter how big or small of a tree you choose, the tree should reflect the personality of your family. Placing ornaments in several shapes and sizes help to add interest to the tree while tucking in neutral-colored branches and feathers can help add dimension. Shimmering and sparkling ornaments also add energy and pops of color to the tree.