Tips for Decorating Your Home for the Holidays


















With the holidays drawing near, now is the time to start decorating your home to bring some holiday cheer. Everyone has their own decorating technique, but the following tips will help you ring in the holiday season with undeniable style.

  • Start with scents
    Set the holiday mood by putting holiday fragrances around your home. Scents like pumpkin spice, warm apple pie, peppermint and Frasier fir are sure to get you and your guests in the mood for the holidays. And, you don’t have to be constantly baking to keep your home smelling holiday fresh; you can easily incorporate those familiar scents into your home with candles, air fresheners or plug-ins.
  • Bring the outdoors inside
    Bring the winter vibe from the outdoors into your home by using tall, berry-covered branches as centerpieces. These make a great, simple accessory for the table especially if you’re hosting the family dinners this season. Holly or tree trimmings are another great way to use nature to your advantage during the holidays by wrapping them around your home’s indoor and outdoor architectural features and stair railings.
  • Mix up color
    Don’t use the same color scheme year after year. Change things up by mixing colors such as red and gold, blue and silver or purple and green. Whatever your style or favorite color combination is, show it through your decorations.
  • Ornament clusters
    Ornaments are perfect for adding just the right touch of fun and color to any holiday décor theme. Cluster extra ornaments together and put them on the center of a wreath or fill up clear plastic vases for a colorful centerpiece or coffee table decoration.

These are just a few tips and tricks to use when decorating your home for the holidays, and Pinterest is also a great place to look for more ideas when it comes to figuring out the perfect décor. Whether you’re decorating the inside or the outside (or both!) of your home, always remember to tell a story with your decorations!

If you can’t wait to start putting these tips to use but are still looking for a new home for the holidays, let Boone Homes help. We’ve got two move-in ready homes in our Tarrington on the James communities in Richmond that will make the perfect settings for all your holiday décor. For more information on these spacious, beautifully appointed homes call 804-363-7770 or visit