Christmas is right around the corner, and we all know there’s no stopping that holiday spirit once it has made its arrival. For some, the signs of the season may come earlier than others. We all have that friend (or maybe you’re that friend) who has traded in their pumpkins and mums for fir trees and garland as soon as the last trick-or-treater has walked out the door. Too soon? Not at all!
There’s no “right” time to start taking down those fall decorations and start turning your home into a cozy winter wonderland. If you need a little bit of inspiration for how to do so — we can help!
How to Make Your Home Merry & Bright
Decorating your home for the seasons can feel like an overwhelming task if you’re not sure where to start, especially if it’s your first time. Whether you feel like home decorating is your strong suit or not, you have plenty of options at your fingertips to help keep you inspired along the way.
1. Start With Pinterest
If you’re at a loss for ideas or are unsure of the look you want to go for, start with Pinterest! As you may know, Pinterest is filled with all kinds of helpful tips and do it yourself (DIY) ideas to make your wildest home decorating dreams come true. You could start with a simple search like, “how to decorate your home for Christmas,” or a more specific search such as, “diy christmas wreath.”
From there, create a board and start pinning! You’ll be amazed at how many ideas there are for sprucing up your home for the holidays. Best part is? You can do most of it on a budget!
Tip: if you can’t find it in stores, you can always make it. That’s the beauty of Pinterest. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be crafty, it’s likely you know someone that is. Invite a friend over, turn on some Christmas music, drink some hot chocolate and make a night out of crafting together!
2. From Pumpkins to Pinecones
Take it from us at the Fun Farm, the season of pumpkins, mums, and all the beautiful colors of fall never seems to last long enough, but there are some pretty good trade-offs with Christmas decor.
A home decorated for the holidays has a warm way of welcoming you in starting with a mixed holly berry wreath greeting you at the front door, along with all of the reds, greens, and twinkling lights of the Christmas tree.
You can make a simple transition by swapping out orange, yellow and burgundy and finding natural ways to add in traditional splashes of red, green, white, champagne gold, and silver undertones. For a more rustic feel, add in wooden pieces, or touches of red buffalo check and burlap.
Simple ways to warm up your home:
– wreath (red berry, white berry, magnolia, mixed…)
– garland (mantles, centerpieces, stairways…)
– pinecones (table arrangements, mason jars, ornaments…)
– small fir trees (anywhere you see fit, the more the merrier)
– lanterns (fill with ornaments, candles, lights…)
Find more of the inspiration you’re looking for here!
3. Holiday Traditions
There’s more to the season than simply making our homes look pretty for the holidays. When it comes to holiday traditions, many of us may have those classic memories we hold onto like decorating the tree, hanging lights, watching our favorite Christmas movies and listening to all the holiday songs on the radio. But, one of the most enriching parts are not only the traditions that are kept, but the memories that are made along the way with those you love and care for the most.
Christmas at the Farm
We’ve had several of you ask us about doing something for the Christmas season at the Fun Farm. We wanted to let you know that we do appreciate your suggestions and feedback, and have been talking through this being a possibility for next year. No decisions have been made yet, but we will do our best to keep you informed as we get more details around our decision moving forward.
Until then, we’d love to hear more of your thoughts and suggestions as we consider what it might look like to have Christmas at the Farm next season. Feel free to message us on Facebook!
Thanks for your constant support and patience with us! We love our Fun Farm community!