Holiday Decor For Where You Are on the Map
Regardless of where you live in the United States, decorating for the holidays is the best way to get into the spirit of the season. But before you break out the same decorations you’ve been using year after year, consider changing it up this holiday. Depending on where you live, you may be surprised to find yourself with a whole new decorating scheme in just a few days!
If you live in the North…
Take advantage of the cold weather and create a winter wonderland. Extend your decorations beyond your front porch and consider putting inexpensive ornaments and lights on trees outside. When it snows, the lights will reflect off the white powder and make it seem as if your house is from a scene in a classic holiday movie. Don’t be afraid to use unexpected elements inside either. Even bare branches can look festive when you add some sparkle and lights.
If you live in the South…
Whether you consider yourself a traditionalist or not, there are a variety of ways to decorate your house for the holidays. Deck your house out in the traditional colors of red and green, but give yourself a challenge and try to incorporate only natural elements. The warmer weather you enjoy year round makes it easier to find fresh flowers. Consider creating a live garland to drape over your doorway and when the holidays are over, don’t forget to compost it for your early growing season.
If you live by the Coast (East & West)…
Take a cue from your surroundings and incorporate the hues of the ocean into your holiday décor. Mix blue with whites, tans, and even a pop of red or pink to give your home a nautical feel. Forgo a traditional wreath for one covered in seashells or make a small driftwood tree for your front porch. If you really want to go all the way, skip the usual Christmas skirt stuffed in your closet and surround the tree with netting!
Just because there’s a chance no one will see your decorations doesn’t mean that it’s not worth the effort. If you’re lucky enough to be surrounded by trees and mountains, incorporate a rustic decorating scheme that will complement your rustic surroundings. Take a walk through the woods and cut down your own tree. Consider working the rich palette of red, emerald green and navy throughout your home and maybe even bring in a few hints of plaid to your holiday tablescape. Then, prop your feet up in front of the warm fireplace and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa!
When breaking out all your decorations this year, let them enhance your year-round décor. That way, it will feel exactly like the holidays in your home.