With the Holidays just around the corner, the time to decorate and create your own winter wonderland is fast approaching. From greenery and fragrances to lights and outdoor displays, decorating as a renter can be challenging. This Holiday Décor Guide will help you navigate through decorating for the holidays to create a renter friendly and festive home.
Greenery and Scents
The first step to creating the perfect winter interior décor is to arrange your greenery. These options offer a way for you to bring the festivities to life in a simple and easy to install way.
If you are tired of relying on the typical and generic wax melts to fill your home with classic holiday fragrances such as Pine, Cinnamon, and Peppermint, here are several alternatives for you. Local nurseries stock up on scented pinecones all holiday season long. These include sweet smells, like cinnamon and vanilla, classic holiday scents like pine and clove. Arranging these in a shallow, holiday vase will give you a chic, simple design with beautiful fragrances throughout your home and the holidays. Fresh pine garlands and wreaths are a simple solution to filling your home with greenery décor and fresh scents.
PRO TIP: When searching for a fresh wreath or garland, be sure to purchase long-pine needled décor. Short pines, such as hemlock and spruce, tend to lose their moisture and pine leaves quickly. Long needled pines, like Cedar, stay fresh and full of fragrance longer.
Trees and Lights
The most difficult task of putting up lights for the holiday season is finding a simple way to have all the lights plugged in and shining bright. Large retailers, such as Target and Home Depot, offer a wide variety of pre-lit artificial trees , wreaths, and garlands to fit your style. Pre-lit trees are easy to put together, and the design of these trees is becoming more realistic each year. Essential oils offer a quick and easy way to add fragrance to your Christmas tree. Local nurseries are a great place to go for real, natural Christmas trees with no essential oils needed.
If you’re style is looking for a little added pizzaz, you can ask the local tree farms for a flocked tree or flock a tree yourself by adding artificial white snow to the branches and pines. While real trees are not pre-lit, retailers such as Hobby Lobby are filled with light and ornament arrangements to bring your holiday décor all together.
SAVINGS TIP: Keep your electricity usage at an all-time holiday low by setting your Christmas tree lights on an automatic timer. Gone are the days of manually plugging and unplugging your indoor and outdoor lights every day. Bluetooth timers connect to applications like Google Home and Alexa to make scheduling your home a breeze. These extensions plug right into your string lights and into the closest outlet to connect to your Google Home or Alexa.
Adding little changes to fit your style throughout the season is a must. Holiday pillow covers and throws are an easy way to add some holiday cheer without breaking the budget. Create your own winter wonderland by updating your comforter to a holiday set. Add some fragrances into your space to bring it all together. These options are perfect for renters because they can be easily changed for every season and returned to normal.
While outdoor lights are important, other easy outdoor décor can really make your home feel festive. Add a customized doormat to your entryway. Amazon offers cost efficient and trendy customizable doormats for every style. A Pre-lit wreath and some stick-on window or door Gel clings invites the holidays right in. Holiday outdoor projection lights are a wonderful way to illuminate your home with falling snowflakes or a . These can be found at retailers such as Lowes or Home Depot.
The holidays are an important time in everyone’s lives, and decorating for the season doesn’t have to be exhausting. Holiday décor can be simple, chic, and easy. Happy Holidays!