Everyone loves the holidays. From glittering lights and festive décor to friends, family, and, of course, gifts. However, this busy time of year can be stressful for many people. It is not uncommon for your home to feel a little less than cozy with so many errands and activities to manage. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to make your home feel cozy and festive for when guests come over. Begin by serving them some delicious Moscato and let the fun begin.
Here are some tips on how you can get your home ready for the holidays in no time:
1. Decorate With Greenery
There is no shortage of beautiful greenery during the winter season, so use it to your advantage and bring it into your home. There are plenty of different types of greenery you can use, from potted herbs on your kitchen counter to spruce branches for your fireplace, there are many options.
If you decide to go the potted herb route, pick herbs that will look and smell beautiful throughout the holiday season and beyond. Herbs like rosemary, sage, and bay are all great options to use in various recipes and can be easily kept indoors year-round. For spruce branches, consider shopping at your local craft store where you can choose your branches. This way, you get to pick the shape, length, and color of branches that will best suit your home decor.
2. Add Some Light
No holiday is complete without some sparkly lights. Luckily, they come in almost every form you can think of these days. If you want your home to feel even cozier, try adding a few lights to your tree around windows and on a mantle above your fireplace. If you are hosting a dinner party or a gathering, consider adding lights above your dining table. You can also try tying some around chairs or on the wall above the table for a little extra decoration.
3. Fresh Cut Flowers
If you want to add some color to your home and get a wonderful smell, fresh-cut flowers are a great way to do this without adding too many decorations. If you are planning a dinner party, try to get your flowers on the day of the party. This way, they will still be fresh when it’s time to eat.
If you are hosting a holiday get-together, try to get your flowers a few days before so they have time to open up and smell beautiful. If you are buying them from a grocery store or a florist, make sure to ask what type of water they need, and how long they last for the best results.
4. Light a Fire
Nothing says cozy like a fire and, luckily, you do not need a fireplace to have one. There are many ways you can light a fire, from a fireplace to a wood-burning stove, a fire pit outside, or even a fire log. Fireplaces are great additions to any home, but if you do not have one, you can still light a fire. There are many great fireplaces that you can put on a table, or even a fireplace that you can put on the floor. Plus, you can use whatever kind of fuel you want, like logs, fire logs, or even newspapers.
5. Go Big on Food
Food is a must during the holidays, so go big on your menu and make something delicious. If you are planning a dinner party, try to make something that is time-consuming to make but is worth the effort. This way, you can enjoy your guests, and your guests can enjoy themselves. When planning your menu for a holiday meal, try to make something that will last you for several meals. You can make ham, roasted vegetables, or even a casserole that can be used in a variety of meals throughout the season.
6. Make Your Bedroom Cozy
If you want your bedroom to be super cozy, you can try out a few different decorations. Try adding some throw blankets on your bed and in your room, along with a few candles for an extra touch. If you make a few small changes to your bedroom, it will instantly make it feel cozier. Adding throw blankets not only adds color to your bed but also adds warmth, which makes it the perfect spot to relax during the holidays. Many candles have a variety of scents, so you can choose a scent that matches your mood or the holiday you are celebrating.
7. Organize and Clean Your Home Before the Holidays
It is easy to get caught up in making sure your house is looking festive and pretty, but you should also make time to clean up and organize your home. The more clutter you have, the less cozy your home will feel. It is also less inviting to guests and family, who will appreciate a tidier home. Try to get in the habit of cleaning and organizing your home regularly.
When you clean your home, you will not feel so overwhelmed come the holidays, and your home will stay clean and welcoming. Some things you can clean and organize before the holidays include your closets, drawers, fridge, and even your mail. It is also important to make sure you have everything you need for the holidays, like decorations, batteries, and extension cords.
The holidays are a wonderful time of year, and your home can be a great place to celebrate and enjoy the season. Getting ready for the holidays does not have to be stressful, and you can do it cheaply and easily. From decorating to cleaning and organizing, these tips will make your home feel festive and welcoming for the holidays and beyond.