Giving your home a refresh for the holiday season is the perfect way to get into the cheer and festive spirit of the winter months. You’ll want a warm and inviting home for guests and a cozy place to relax for yourself. There’s no need to splurge with some of these simple tips to freshen up your space.
1- Deep Clean
Bust out the scrubbers household cleaners and get into oft-overlooked nooks and crannies in your house. Move out appliances, clean underneath furniture, and scrub away all the dirt, dust, and grime accumulated throughout the year. Having a clean space does wonders for making your home more inviting!
2- Organize and Declutter
Go through closets and drawers and start sorting through the things collecting dust. Use organizational solutions such as bins, totes, and sorters to keep things together. Cut through the clutter by parting with clothing you haven’t worn in years or items you forgot you even had. Consider donating these items or selling them online for a little extra cash. As a bonus, regift anything unused and purposeful over the holidays.
3- Buy New Decor
Simple decor items can really freshen up your room. Think throw pillows, decorative candles, or even a new console table. Use new linens and curtains to create a fresh look in your living room or sitting area. Use seasonal colors and materials for a cozy, comfy ambiance.
4- Paint the Walls
A fresh coat of paint goes a long way in refreshing your home and the holiday season is the best time. Call in a professional painting service and cover your walls in a fresh new color before guests start filling your home for the holidays.
5- Rearrange Your Furniture
One of the simplest ways to refresh your home for holiday time is to use what you already have in a different way. Move around the sofa and tables in your living room, opening the room for more space. Take the armchair from the den and place it in the sitting area to accommodate more guests. There’s no need to go out and buy new when you can move around what you have to create a whole new look.
6- Holiday Decorations
What would the holiday season be without some twinkling lights and a brilliantly decorated tree? Bust out the holiday decorations and spruce up your home inside and out, giving a festive cheer for guests to marvel over when they visit. Garland and rope lights are great together on banisters and shelves. Grab a couple of cute little elf gnomes for the corners of the mantle. And don’t forget to hang the stockings!
7- New Dinnerware
The headliner of holiday gatherings, the part most people will remember best, is enjoying a meal with family and friends. Purchase new dinnerware for the season to create a fresh new look on the table. Go for some simple yet elegant glassware, throw in some new linen napkins and rings, and line your table with a festive yet classy runner for a complete setting.