Have you recently moved into a new Michigan home and barely unpacked your bags when you came to realize that Christmas is just around the corner? Shopping malls are getting busier, decorative lights have turned the ordinary streets of your hometown into a fairytale setting and your house is still waiting for a touch of festive spirit. An exciting, but at the same time challenging task is ahead of you. It’s time to decorate your first home for Christmas! Before you embark on an unnecessary spending spree, take some time to make a plan. We made a to-do list that can help you organize your Christmas home decoration without trouble and excessive spending. Decorating your first home has to be an enjoyable experience!
First things first – Her Majesty, the Christmas tree
Whether your property search ended up with a one bedroom condo or a large house, it doesn’t matter. There has to be enough space for Her Majesty – the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is the main attraction of every Christmas celebration, the alpha, and omega of home decoration. The first thing you need to do is decide whether you want the real thing or an artificial version. It depends on your preferences. However, if we’re going, to be honest, there’s far less work around an artificial tree and it’s cost-effective in the long run. But how to make it look as beautiful as the ones in glossy magazines?
Lighting will make your Christmas tree twinkle and sparkle
Even though you may head for baubles first, you should know that lights are the essential decoration on your tree. Experienced companies have come to the conclusion that you need 100 lights for every foot-and-a-half of a Christmas tree. Trust their words and do not exaggerate! The choice of lighting ornaments is endless. Have fun and make your tree twinkle and sparkle!
Avoid tackiness – choose a predominant color
If you don’t want to stage a tacky Christmas tree in the center of your living room, choose a predominant color for the baubles. The unmistakable combination that evokes a festive mood is definitely the mixture of red and gold. A red-and-gold tree in the middle of a new build home is truly an image from a glossy magazine.
However, you can’t go wrong with icy blue either. If you combine it with silver and a touch of white, the tree will look as if it had just arrived from the Frozen Kingdom.
Christmas wreaths will make your house a home
If you decide to move to Michigan from a long distance, it will take some time to feel at home in your new house and neighborhood. But Christmas is the perfect time to make your new house a home. The smell of home cooking, the coziness of a comfy living-room sofa and a set of traditional decorations can do wonders. Do not hesitate to put a wreath on your front door. In fact, use it for the internal doors as well. There is a wide selection of beautiful decorative wreaths that can be placed strategically throughout the home to make it look festive.
There’s no festive mood without garlands
There’s no better way to introduce the spirit of holidays into your home than to decorate it with garlands. It’s important that they should be carefully scaled to fit the space. If they simply hang around, the place will look a bit messy.
If you chose to buy a single-family house with a staircase, you can outfit the banister with a beautiful lengthy garland. Mirrors and picture frames can also stage smaller floral arrangements. Greenery is always welcome in your home, especially in the holiday season. If you own a fireplace, be sure to decorate it with a garland. This holiday image is a sight for sore eyes.
Candles, candy canes, snow globes – use them wisely
Even though the holiday season is the time of joy and play, do not exaggerate with toy-like decorations in your home.
If you allow hundreds of tiny Santa Clauses to invade your living space, it won’t look good. The same goes for candles, candy canes, snow globes, and stockings. If you use them wisely and strategically, they can add to the festive mood and cheerfulness of the space. But if you buy enough of these bits and pieces to decorate an entire shopping mall, they will clutter each and every available spot in your home.
Declutter before you clutter your home once again
If you have just moved into your new Michigan house, you are probably under the impression that the entire Santa’s workshop is not enough to decorate it. But before you head for compulsive shopping, take a minute to explore the living space. Did you clean up the mess caused by relocation? Did you have the chance to rearrange the furniture properly? If the answer is no, you need to get some help. If you have a reliable mover that can help you relocate to Michigan from another state, you can ask them to provide you with some cleaning assistance as well. Once you have finished up, you are ready to go shopping for trinkets.
No Christmas ornament can compete with mulled wine and turkey!
There’s much more to this holiday than choosing a real or fake Christmas tree. Among so many ways to decorate your first home for Christmas, there’s something that comes before the physical appearance of your house. First of all, Christmas is traditionally a time of joy and giving. But, to be honest, if you wish to lift your family’s spirits, nothing can compete with home cooking and a cup of mulled wine. Keep the decorations simple and dining table full. This is the best way to make your home Christmassy!
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