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Getting your house ready for the holiday can be fun. Don’t think “traditional” is the only way to go if you really want to give your home that festive feeling. Six great ways to add holiday cheer to you home:

  • The Tree: While the traditional tree is fine, get creative and change things up a bit. If you are a book lover have fun creating a book tree with various selections from your personal library. If you and your family are into superheroes, what’s stopping you from decorating your tree with superheroes? A different look to your tree is one way to get your guests talking. Make sure to place your tree in a position where it will take center stage.
  • The door and windows: String lights around the windows, inside or outside depending on how wild you want to go. You can also place a wreath o your front door or a holiday greeting using stickers or magnets.
  • That holiday smell: That special blend of pine and baked goods gives off a special scent that is associated with the holiday. Of course, you can also give your home that warm, welcoming smell with potpourri and candles.
  • Lighting: Holiday lights are perfect to jazz up both the interior and exterior of your home for the holiday. The types of lights you choose will place a role in the design of your holiday decorations. Create a manger scene that is brought to life at nights with holiday lights. If you have a garage, string some light along the door to help improve your home’s curb appeal in the process.
  • Votive Candles: If you love candles, this is the perfect time to put them to good use. Place candles in decorative glass jars for a diffused glow.
  • Pillows and cushions: Change out your regular pillows and cushions for more festive ones. You can find covers that have a holiday theme or go with holiday colors such as red, greens and white.

Of course, you need to make sure that you have vacuumed and cleaned house so that everything looks and smell good. Remove your everyday decorations and replace them with holiday themed decorations. You should also make sure to seal off any areas where draft can get in to spoil the warm interior of your house.

Give Checklist a call at 347-695-1882 if you have any stubborn or difficult decorations that you would like assistance with or if you would simply like some help decorating this year. Our crew is standing by to help you ensure that your home is ready to host family and friends for the holidays.