STORAGEWORKS - December 9, 2023

Holiday Décor Tips – How to Build a Festive Atmosphere

An adorable toddler under Christmas tree with shiny lights and snowy ornaments - festive and heartwarming holiday scene

For many, the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year. The drinks are flowing, the party food is plentiful, festive lights are everywhere, and you just know that "The Muppet Christmas Carol" is going to be on TV or streamed at some point.

There's just something magical about the holidays, which is why people are so eager to create a magical festive atmosphere in their own homes.

Whether you prefer a traditional Christmas tree, something quirky, or a more modern twist, if you're looking to transform your home or apartment into a winter wonderland, you'll undoubtedly be seeking inspiration along the way. If so, we've got you covered with these holiday décor tips and ideas, regardless of the size of your home, your own personal tastes, and, of course, your budget.

So, grab a hot chocolate, put on your coziest sweats, crank up the Christmas songs, and check out these holiday décor ideas.

White, sliver, golden, and green homemade Christmas wreath made of evergreen, pinecones, and decorative ornaments

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Add Your Own Unique Touches

Let's face it, everybody's feeling the financial pinch right now, especially considering how the last couple of years have been. Because of this, many of us are on a tight budget this year, and that's perfectly fine.

One of the best holiday décor tips we can share with you today is to add your own unique touches and craft items yourself.

Whether you're making your own wreath, spray-printing pinecones gold, or even designing your own Christmas cards, making your own festive décor is a great way to save money and have fun in the process.

Go Candy Cane Crazy

Let's be honest, when you see a candy cane, what time of year do you think of? Of course, you think of the Holidays, and why wouldn't you?

Another very simple, and highly effective Christmas décor tip we have for you today is to go with a candy cane theme. Decorate your tree with real, or ornamental candy canes. Fill a glass jar to the brim with these sweet treats and use it as a centerpiece for your table, or even go with a red and white theme.

Light blue and white paper wrapped Christmas presents under a Christmas tree decorated with yellow lights and snowy festive ornaments

Make Fake Presents

If you're looking for simple festive décor tips, gifts or presents are perfect for creating ideal ambiance. What's even better is the fact that you don't need real, expensive gifts to achieve that festive look. You can simply make your own.

Go ahead and grab some empty cardboard boxes, wrap them in something festive, and decorate the box with bows, ribbons, garlands, and anything else that feels festive. These can be placed under your tree to give your home or apartment that magical Holiday feel.

An increasing number of people are opting for eco-friendly parcel paper and string, so why not do that to create a rustic, Dickensian feel in the home?

Match Your Décor to Your Tree's Theme

When searching for Christmas décor tips and ideas, the tree is undoubtedly one of the first focal points.

If you're looking to decorate your home for the Holidays, align your décor with how you've decorated your tree. For instance, if you've chosen a candy cane theme as mentioned earlier, red and white stripes should dominate your overall theme.

Extend this theme to elements like red and white candles, cushions with accents of red, snowy wreaths adorned with red holly berries on, white pinecones, and more. We're not suggesting that every accessory needs to be red and/or white, but if those are the primary colors on your tree, try to incorporate that theme throughout your home.