Simple Christmas Decorations this Holiday Season

Thanksgiving has passed, and Christmas draws near. It's time to spread that holiday cheer. There is no better way to make your house sparkle than with lights, wreaths, and holiday delights. Here are a few useful tips to help you capture the holiday season in your home. 

Nothing says, "Winter is here" quite like a beautiful wreath on your front door. If you choose natural or artificial, wreaths come in different materials, styles, and sizes. Natural wreaths are authentic and offer a fresh outdoor fragrance that every one of your guests will love. However, they do need to be watered or replaced when they dry out. Artificial wreaths, on the other hand, can be stored and used again with less mess. This is a convenient alternative, but have no holiday smell and must be cleaned. Natural or artificial both have benefits. The design of the wreath is up to you. In some cases, bells and ribbons add aesthetics can be added to the circular shape.

There are numerous places in your home to hang your wreath. Move it around to find the best location. Common locations in your home are over the fireplace, in a window, or on the wall as a centerpiece.

Pine cones are a great added feature to give your home a winter outdoor twist. Small baskets or little bowls of pine cones offer a woody outdoor aroma while providing a natural centerpiece appeal. There are many types of pine cones with a variety of smells, all of which will look fantastic when decorating for your home.

What better way to encompass the holiday spirit than by filling the air with holiday aromas. Capturing that winter or holiday smell can be difficult, but with the right combination, you’ll have a fragrant home that everybody will enjoy. Lighting candles, turning on oil diffusers or setting out natural elements, all are great for emitting scents and will do the trick. Here are some fragrances you can use to spread the holiday cheer.

  • Ginger
  • Frankincense
  • Peppermint
  • Coffee
  • Nutmeg
  • Nuts
  • Chocolate
  • Cinnamon
  • Wood
  • Allspice
  • Spruce/ Pine


Whichever smell you choose, try combining various fragrances to find the perfect holiday smell.

Which lights do you chose, white lights or multi-colored lights? Although multi-colored lights match the beautiful colors of Christmas, white lights have a sparkle that can be displayed through the holidays into the next year. The Christmas holiday is upon us, and there is an assortment of lights to chose from. The various sizes, shapes, and colors all add a different aspect of the holiday season. There is nothing more fun then to set up and display your holiday spirit through festive decor, especially during Christmas and New Years.

But how do you decide where they go? Often displays are placed in windows, on doors, on railing, trees, or in the windows so don’t over think it.

Any location will do, just don't over think it and try to space them out, either by organization or design. You’re the creator.  


Decorating and preparing your home for this Christmas season can create a hectic schedule that leaves little time for maintaining lights indoors and outdoors. Using timers to help control your lights will also allow for a cost-effective holiday.  

Keep it simple. Don't over think the decor and keep your budget in mind. You may not have every room embodying Christmas or New Years, but you are well on your way. The best holiday decor is gathered over seasons and built into tradition. Take your time and create your traditions.